[Frenchy Martin Gallery]
Wrestler/Manager: Frenchy Martin
Real Name: Jean Gagné
Hometown: Quebec City, Quebec
Marital Status:
Height & Weight: 6'2" - 240lbs
Trained by:
Debut: 1971
Previous Gimmicks: Don Gagne (Stampede)
Pierre Martin
Pierre Vigneault
Pierre Martel
Frenchy Martin
Finishing Move:
Favorite Moves: The Knee drop
Notable Feuds: Leo Burke
Don Muraco
Billy Graham

  • Stampede North American Heavyweight title -as Don Gagne- (twice);
  • Stampede International Tag Team titles -as Don Gagne- w/Ripper Collins (1976);
  • (Nova Scotia) North American title (1977);
  • (New Zealand) Commonwealth title (1979);
  • IWA (Japan) Tag Team titles -as Pierre Martin- w/Mad Dog Martel;
  • WWC (Puerto Rico) North American title -as Pierre Martel- (1980);

  • 1971: Frenchy Martin started wrestling in Quebec, and that winter, headed out west to work for Stu Hart's Stampede promotion..
  • Frenchy Martin wrestled as the brother of Mad Dog Martel (Michel Vigneault), and later wrestled as the older brother of Rick Martel..
  • Frenchy Martin was a success on the Montreal-based Grand Prix circuit, as well as on the brutal Puerto Rico circuit..
  • Frenchy Martin once wrestled Ric Flair to a 60-minute draw in a NWA World Heavyweight title match..
  • Frenchy Martin was also Stampede's North American champ under the name Don Gagne..
  • Late 1980s: Frenchy Martin entered the World Wrestling Federation> and managed "Canadian Strongman" Dino Bravo..
  • Frenchy Martin proudly waved the Quebec flag at ringside while Dino wrestled his matches..
  • Summer of 1990: Frenchy Martin retired and got out of the business..
  • EDITOR'S NOTE: Rumors that Frenchy Martin & Rick Martel are brothers are FALSE..