Neil Guay
Born (1942-07-21) July 21, 1942 (age 81)
Matane, Quebec, Canada
Professional wrestling career
Ring name(s)Neil Guay
The Hangman
Super Destroyer III
Jean Louie
Jean Pierre LaSalle[1]
Billed height6 ft 3 in (1.91 m)
Billed weight290 lb (130 kg; 21 st)
Trained byPat Gerard
Debut1964[2]
Retired1987

Neil Guay (born July 21, 1942) is a former Canadian professional wrestler. He is best known as The Hangman who spent his career in Calgary, Japan, New York, Montreal, Minnesota and Tennessee.[3]

Career

Guay worked as a policeman who was skilled in judo. He gave wrestling a shot and worked in Montreal and the Maritimes.[4]

In 1975, he made his debut in Japan for New Japan Pro Wrestling. He also worked in Los Angeles where he became The Hangman and in Calgary for Stampede Wrestling.

In 1978, he made his debut in Memphis as Jean Louie winning the tag team titles with Jos Leduc. In 1979, he made his debut for the American Wrestling Association in Minnesota became the Super Destroyer Mark III teaming with Sgt. Slaughter and managed by Bobby Heenan.[5]

In 1980, he made his debut in the World Wrestling Federation being managed by Freddie Blassie. He defeated Rene Goulet at Showdown at Shea event.ref name="WWFresults1980">Cawthon, Graham (2013). The History of Professional Wrestling: The Results WWF 1963–1989. CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform. p. 309. ISBN 978-1-4928-2597-5.</ref> Hangman feuded with WWF Champion Bob Backund, Andre the Giant and Pedor Morales.[6] He left the WWF in 1981.[7]

After WWF, he worked in Montreal for Lutte Internationale where he was a major star until the promotions shut its doors down in 1987. He retired from wrestling afterwards.

Personal life

In 1991, he was in a car accident that left him with a broken neck.[8]

He appeared in the documentary Mad Dog and the Butcher released in 2019.

Championships and accomplishments

References

  1. ^ Kreikenbohm, Philip. "Hangman « Wrestlers Database « CAGEMATCH - The Internet Wrestling Database".
  2. ^ https://www.ainsworthsports.com/pro_wrestling_athlete_rankings_by_rookie_year_1964.htm. ((cite web)): Missing or empty |title= (help)
  3. ^ "Profile". Wrestlingdata. Retrieved 2023-12-11.
  4. ^ https://www.wrestling-titles.com/canada/qc/history/1960s.html. ((cite web)): Missing or empty |title= (help)
  5. ^ https://www.kayfabememories.com/Regions/awa/awa24.htm. ((cite web)): Missing or empty |title= (help)
  6. ^ Cawthon, Graham (19 December 2023). "Yearly Results: 1980". TheHistoryOfWWE.com.
  7. ^ Cawthon, Graham (19 December 2023). "Yearly Results: 1981". TheHistoryOfWWE.com.
  8. ^ Oliver, Greg (30 June 1999). "Neil Guay succeeded outside Quebec, from Japan to WWWF". SLAM! Wrestling. Canoe.com. Retrieved 1999-06-30. ((cite web)): Check date values in: |access-date= (help)
  9. ^ Duncan, Royal; Will, Gary (2006) [2000.]. "(Memphis, Nashville) Tennessee: Southern Tag Team Title [Roy Welsch & Nick Gulas, Jerry Jarrett from 1977]". Wrestling title histories: professional wrestling champions around the world from the 19th century to the present. Waterloo, Ontario: Archeus Communications. pp. 185–189. ISBN 0-9698161-5-4.
  10. ^ "Southern Tag Team Title". Wrestling-Titles. Archived from the original on March 19, 2016. Retrieved January 19, 2020.
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