Rene Goulet / Sgt. Jacques Goulet
Real name: Robert Bedard
A Quebec City native always billed as being from France. Began wrestling
in 1956, and continued to perform into the late 80s -- ending his
career in the WWF. Worked for the WWF office from 1986 to 1997
and was often seen as one of the suit brigade breaking up brawls.
Also known as Sgt. Jacques Goulet from his days in a tag team called
The Legionnaires -- allegedly of the French Foreign Legion.
Goulet once defeated Jack Brisco and Terry Funk in a tornado (3-way) match
in Ft. Lauderdale, Florida. Won the 1981 New Japan Madison Square Garden tag
tournament with partner Andre the Giant, defeating the legendary Japanese team
of Antonio Inoki and Tatsumi Fujinami in the final.
WWWF tag champion with the legendary Karl Gotch, defeating Luke Graham and
Tarzan Tyler and losing to King Curtis and
Baron Mikel Scicluna. In addition to the titles
listed below, Goulet and Chris Markoff were billed as European tag
champions in Georgia in 1979.
"A very popular young man who wrestled in Florida for a short while a
couple years back is Rene Goulet. Rene hails from Nice, France, and
is a former European champion. Be looking for this very popular young fellow
when he returns to our state in the near future."
(From Tampa, FL program, Nov. 3, 1970)
- 2-time NWA Pacific Northwest tag champion, 1966
- 3-time NWA Southern champion (Florida), 1970, 71, 81
- WWWF World tag champion, with Karl Gotch, 1971-72
- WWA World tag champion (Indianapolis), as The Legionnaires, 1974-75
- NWA Georgia tag champion, with Ole Anderson, 1977