Lumberjack Pierre
Birth namePierre Lafleur
Born (1939-02-13) February 13, 1939 (age 83)[1]
Montreal, Quebec, Canada[2]
Professional wrestling career
Ring name(s)Lumberjack Pierre[1]
The Russian Stomper[2]
Igor Volkoff[2]>
Private Zarinoff Lebeouf[2]
Soldier Lebeouf[2]
Yukon Pierre>
Ivan Zarnoff>
Buffalo Zarnoff
Billed height6 ft 0 in (183 cm)[2]
Billed weight255 lb (116 kg)[2]
Debut1966
Retired1983

Pierre Lafleur (born February 13, 1939) is a former French Canadian professional wrestler who is best known for his appearances with the World Wide Wrestling Federation under the ring name Lumberjack Pierre where he was the half of The Yukon Lumberjacks.[2]

Professional Wreslting Career

Early Career (1966-1975)

Lafluer joined Dick the Bruiser's WWA in 1966 where he wrestled as a Russian Igor Volkoff. He left the territory in 1969. In 1972 he worked for International Wrestling Enterprise in Japan as Buffalo Zarnoff. Also he worked in Portland, Vancouver, Montreal and Minnesota.

Various Promotions (1975–1978)

Lafleur made his debut in 1975 in the San Francisco territory of NWA as Soldier Lebeouf. He was not successful in San Francisco territory, so he left it after a short time. He wrestled with Nick Gulas and Jerry Jarrett in CWA Memphis as The Russian Stomper. He used the same gimmick in Jim Crockett's Mid-Atlantic territory.

He returned to Indianapolis, where the first fame rose when he started the gimmick Private Zarinoff Lebeouf as part of the tag team Legionnaires. He replaced Private Don Fargo and teamed with Sgt. Jacques Goulet. Fargo and Goulet had a fight. Due to this, Fargo left WWA and Zarinoff had to replace him as Goulet's partner.

World Wide Wrestling Federation (1978-1979)

Zarinoff left for World Wide Wrestling Federation in 1978 as Lumberjack Pierre. He became one half of the tag team Yukon Lumberjacks with Yukon Eric.

World Tag Team Championship

On June 26, 1978, the Yukon Lumberjacks defeated Dino Bravo and Dominic DeNucci to win the WWWF Tag Team Championship which was the only title of Pierre and they held the titles briefly. On November 21, they lost the titles to Tony Garea and Larry Zbyszko. He left the WWWF in early 1979.

Later Career (1979-1983)

Lafleur came back to Québec for Varousac until a real shoot fight with Raymond Rougeau and left the territory for Portland.

He retired from wrestling in 1983.

Championships and accomplishments

References

  1. ^ a b Lumberjack Pierre's profile at WrestlingData.com
  2. ^ a b c d e f g h "Zarinoff Lebeouf profile". Online World of Wrestling. Retrieved 2009-09-05.
  3. ^ "W.W.A. World Tag Team Title (Indianapolis)". Puroresu Dojo. 2003.