Jos (left) and Paul Leduc
Carl Leduc towers over his dad
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Jos Leduc & Paul Leduc
Real names: Michel Pigeon & Paul Leduc
Popular tag team champions in Montreal in the early 70s, using a lumberjack
gimmick. Initially wrestled for the Rougeaus, but went to rival Grand
Prix. Jos was big and strong, and Paul looked pretty small next to him.
Not really brothers. According to Paul, both wrestlers were trained by
Stu Hart and first wrestled as a team in Calgary in 1968.
Jos's primary finisher was the one-armed backbreaker. He ended
Johnny Rougeau's final reign as Montreal
International champion in 1971. Jos went on to have a successful career
as a top heel in the Southern U.S. -- a consistant headliner through
the 70s and early 80s.
Paul was married in the ring on a show in Montreal in 1971. His son
Carl Leduc has been training with Stu and Bruce Hart and wrestled as
Carl the Lumberjack in a tryout with the WWF in April 1996. In his bio, he
calls himself a "new generation style" wrestler who likes to do moves off the top rope.
"From the city of Godbout in Quebec hail Jos and Paul Leduc. As a team
these lumberjacks are invincible. Once inside the ring, the Leducs' explosive
style of wrestling never fails to excite the crowd. The Leducs constantly
combine the lightning fast speed of Paul with the brute strength of Jos
to perfection. Jos, the younger of the two, can definitely be classified
as one of the strongest men in the world. "At one time we were considered
villains," Jos stated, "but the people have changed their minds about us.
Our style, though, hasn't changed."
(From WRESTLING REVUE, January 1973)
As a team:
- 2-time Grand Prix tag champions (Montreal), 1972-73
- NWA Florida tag champions, 1973
- International champion (Montreal), 1971
- Tag champion (Montreal), with Tony Baillargeon, 1971
- NWA Southern champion (Florida), 1973-74
- Memphis Southern tag champion, with Jean Louis, 1978
- 3-time NWA Florida champion, 1978, 83
- 3-time U.S. tag champion (Florida), 1979
- 3-time Southeastern tag champion (Tennessee & Alabama), with Robert Fuller, 1980-81
- 5-time Southeastern champion (Tennessee & Alabama), 1981-83
- Commonwealth champion (New Zealand), 1981
- Alabama champion, 1982
- 2-time NWA Mid-Atlantic TV champion, 1982-83
- 2-time WWC North American champion (Puerto Rico), 1986