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Rick Vigneault

Richard Vigneault is a retired Canadian professional wrestler, best known for his appearances with the World Wrestling Federation (WWF) between 1980 and 1995 under the ring name Rick Martel. He is also known for his two-year-long reign as AWA World Heavyweight Champion. After retiring from the ring, Martel worked for WCW as a trainer, and as host of the French versions of WCW programming. After the main event of a house show in Quebec City on May 3, 2003, then WWE Champion Brock Lesnar introduced Martel to the ring as a surprise, and shook his hand. Martel, who received a standing ovation from his home fans, said he was honoured to be associated with WWE and thanked the fans. At WWE's Vengeance: Night of Champions pay-per-view in 2007, Martel, along with his former teammate Tony Garea, saved Jimmy Snuka and Sgt. Slaughter from a post-match attack at the hands of Deuce 'n Domino. Martel is a playable character in WWE 2K18 and WWE 2K19, the first video game appearance since 1993's Sega Mega drive/Genesis version of WWF Royal Rumble.

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Mar 18, 1956 In Québec City, Québec, Canada
Movie/TV Credits:
First Appeared:
In the movie AWA Super Sunday 1983-04-24
Latest Project:
Movie Timeline: The History of WWE – 1981 – As Told By Rick Martel 2022
Known For
Poster of Timeline: The History of WWE – 1981 – As Told By Rick Martel
Poster of WWE: 150 Best Pay-Per-View Matches, Vol 1
Poster of WWE Vengeance: Night of Champions 2007
Poster of Saturday Night's Main Event
Movie Timeline: The History of WWE – 1981 – As Told By Rick Martel Himself 2022
Movie WWE: 150 Best Pay-Per-View Matches, Vol 1 Rick Martel 2014-03-11
Movie WWE: Macho Man - The Randy Savage Story Rick Martel 2014-11-18
Movie WWE: Allied Powers - The World's Greatest Tag Teams Rick Martel 2009-01-01
Movie WWE Vengeance: Night of Champions 2007 Rick Martel 2007-06-24
Movie WCW Souled Out 1998 Rick Martel 1998-01-24
Movie WCW SuperBrawl VIII Rick Martel 1998-02-22
Movie WWE Royal Rumble 1995 Rick "The Model" Martel 1995-01-22
Movie WWE Royal Rumble 1994 "The Model" Rick Martel 1994-01-22
Movie WWF WrestleFest '94 Rick Martel 1994-06-29
Movie WWE Royal Rumble 1993 "The Model" Rick Martel 1993-01-24
Series WWE Raw Rick Martel 1993-01-11
Movie WWE Survivor Series 1993 "The Model" Rick Martel 1993-11-24
Movie WWE WrestleMania VIII Ricky "The Model" Martel 1992-04-05
Movie WWE Royal Rumble 1992 Rick "The Model" Martel 1992-01-19
Movie WWE U.K. Rampage 1992 Rick "The Model" Martel 1992-04-19
Movie WWE SummerSlam 1992 Rick "The Model" Martel 1992-08-29
Movie WWE SummerSlam Spectacular 1992 Rick "The Model" Martel 1992-08-23
Movie WWE Survivor Series 1992 Rick "The Model" Martel 1992-11-25
Movie WWE Superstars & Stripes Forever: The March to WrestleMania VII "The Model" Rick Martel 1991-03-17
Movie WWE Royal Rumble 1991 Rick "The Model" Martel 1991-01-19
Movie WWE WrestleMania VII Rick "The Model" Martel 1991-03-24
Movie WWE WrestleMania VI Rick "The Model" Martel 1990-04-01
Movie WWE Royal Rumble 1990 Rick Martel 1990-01-21
Movie WWE WrestleMania VI Rick "The Model" Martel 1990-04-01
Movie WWF/AJPW/NJPW Wrestling Summit Rick Martel 1990-04-13
Movie WWE The Main Event IV Rick Martel 1990-11-23
Movie WWE Survivor Series 1990 Rick Martel 1990-11-22
Movie WWE Survivor Series Showdown '90 Rick "The Model" Martel 1990-11-18
Movie WWE WrestleMania V Rick Martel 1989-04-02
Movie WWE Royal Rumble 1989 Rick Martel 1989-01-15
Movie WWE Survivor Series 1989 Rick "The Model" Martel 1989-11-23
Movie WWE SummerSlam 1989 Rick Martel 1989-08-28
Movie WWE The Main Event Rick Martel 1988-02-05
Movie WWE WrestleMania IV Rick Martel 1988-03-27
Movie WWE WrestleMania III Rick Martel 1987-03-29
Movie WWE Survivor Series 1987 Rick Martel 1987-11-26
Movie Tag Team Champions Rick Martel 1986-03-01
Movie AWA WrestleRock '86 Rick Martel 1986-04-20
Movie The First Annual NWA Jim Crockett Sr. Memorial Cup Tag Team Tournament Rick Martel 1986-04-19
Series Saturday Night's Main Event 1985-05-10
Movie AWA Wrestling For a Cure Rick Martel 1985-08-16
Movie AWA Superclash Rick Martel 1985-09-25
Movie AWA Super Sunday Rick Martel 1983-04-24