October 8, 1914
Married to Leona
Height & Weight:
6′ – 250lbs
April 9, 1932
Yvon “The Lion” Robert
The French Canadian Lion
Rolling Shortarm Scissors
Don Leo Jonathan
(Montreal) International title (16 times between 1936-56);
American Wrestling Association World title (1936);
National Wrestling Association World title (1942);
(Montreal) British Empire title (1943);
(Toronto) Canadian Tag Team titles w/Whipper Watson (1953);
(Tennessee) World Tag Team titles (1957);
1935: Yvon Robert got his first big exposure after attacking world champion Danno O’Mahoney during a match (between falls)..
July 1936: Yvon Robert pinned Danno O’Mahoney in Montreal to claim the World Heavyweight title (recognized in New England)..
1942: Yvon Robert defeated “Wild” Bill Longston to become the NWA World title, in Montreal..
November 23, 1944 – Montreal: Yvon Robert beat Gino Garibaldi to recapture the AWA World title!
1948: Yvon Robert vs Gorgeous George drew a Montreal-record gate of $21,000 and broke that record within a year..
1953: Yvon Robert &
formed a tag team and won the Canadian Tag Team titles..
November 12, 1953 – Toronto: Billy Watson & Yvon Robert wrestled Al & Tiny Mills with Boxing Champion Joe Louis as referee..
1959: Yvon Robert retired from the ring..
July 12, 1971: Yvon Robert died at his home in Laval (Quebec) at the age of 56..
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