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Michel Dubois / Alexis Smirnoff

Real name: Michel Lamarche

Like Ivan Koloff, Dubois was a Quebec wrestler who had been around for many years before becoming a Russian. Wrestled as Michel "Justice" Dubois in Quebec, and primarily as Smirnoff elsewhere, although he did go to the Mid-Atlantic territory in 1972-73 as Mike "The Judge" Dubois (the English translation of his ring name), teaming with Freddie Sweetan.

Became Smirnoff for a stint in San Francisco at the beginning of 1977. Later that year, he held the San Francisco version of the world tag title with Bob Roop and won the U.S. title from Pat Patterson. Won the IWA world title in Japan in 1979, defeating Rusher Kimura. Lost the belt back to Kimura four days later. Wrestled in the WWF in 1983-84 and was still getting pushed in tag matches as late as 1986 in the AWA. He retired a couple of years later.

First name varied from Alexis to Alexia to Alexi.

Prominent Titles:

  • International champion (Montreal), 1973
  • NWA World tag champion (San Francisco), with Bob Roop, 1977
  • NWA U.S. champion (San Francisco), 1977
  • NWA Central States champion, 1978
  • IWA champion (Japan), 1979
  • NWA Georgia tag champion, with Ivan Koloff, 1980

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