REAL NAME:Paul LeDuc
5’10”, 195 pounds
The LeDuc Dynasty is in full swing.
Following in the footsteps of father Paul, and ‘uncle’ Jos, Carl LeDuc is carrying on a proud tradition.
Paul LeDuc decided to become a professional wrestler in 1957, even though people advised him against it because he was so small – only 5’10”, 195 pounds.
He started at 18, and learned the ropes in Montreal, at the same gym where Pat Patterson got his start. Paul then went to Mexico for two years, where he learned to wrestle and put on some pounds.
In the 1960s, he convinced friend Michel Pigeon to become his brother Jos LeDuc. Together, they made a formidable tag team and debuted together with Stu Hart’s Stampede wrestling in 1968. The LeDucs had great feuds with Maurice ‘Mad Dog’ and Paul ‘The Butcher’ Vachon..
Paul LeDuc may be best known for getting married in the ring at the Montreal Forum in 1971. He retired in 1978, and went to work for Quebecor. His main job for years has director general of media distribution in Montreal.
“When I first started in 1979, there were 1,200 employees [at Quebecor],” Leduc recalled. “And now there are over 45,000 all around the world. We used to know each other but not anymore!”
Decades later, Leduc’s “1-2-3” column, written in French, ran on the Canoë website.
He has since retired and is involved with Jacques Rougeau Jr.’s International Wrestling 2000 promotion, and manages and advises son Carl.
Joe Leduc, I remember him when I was a young lad he was in the ring in Hull, Quebec when he as six man pulling a rope on each side is of him. I said to myself, wow he is so powerful. My dad, grand-papa and my three brothers when to see him and Paul lots of times. They were great wrestlers. I will remember him for all the good times we spent and all the good thing about our outings. My condolence to the Leduc family
I’m too young to had seen Mr Leduc wrestle in person. I’m only 26 years old but I heard about him via a book and always wanted to know more about him when a few years later I saw one of his articles and I saw his email so I emailed him. Now every Friday I’m at the FLQ’s galas (since I’m a manager for them). He told me that I was the very first to email him. I always found he had a good memories since a few months later I emailed him first he asked me if I still had my email that I gave him my address (back then I don’t have it anymore) He perfectly remember me when I when the first time to a FLQ show and when to greet him.
He is a really nice person. Last week we made a special memories scene for the 1st years days of his federation . That was very nice. I wish long life to his federation (FLQ – Federation de lutte quebecoise.
L’Bo Ken Montreal Quebec Canada