Unfortunate news out of Canada for the pro wrestling world.
The Montreal Journal published the news Frenchy Martin is losing the battle against bone and bladder cancer. He has been moved to hospice care. He is "only expected to live a few more weeks." according to the Montreal Journal. Martin said about his health "I am proud to have succeeded in the world of wrestling...I’m not afraid of death."
To compliment the overwhelming patriotic nature of Jim Duggan in 1988, you needed the snarky foreign bad guy. Frenchy Martin and Dino Bravo played the counterpart to Duggan. The manager Martin would come to the ring with signage disparaging the United States of America. Martin would accompany Bravo for half of the two year feud with Duggan. Most famously, Martin managed Bravo during a Flag Match between Duggan and Bravo at King of the Ring in 1988.
Martin also competed as a wrestler, doing some work with WWE. He also wrestled often on the regional scene in Canada and Puerto Rico. He once held tag-titles with Mr. Fiji, a talent also mostly known for his manager role. In Puerto Rico, Martin wrestled Ric Flair to a draw in a 60 minute bout.
Martin has one son who wrestled under the name Frenchy Martin Jr for a short time. Martin can be seen managing his son in this highlight video published on Martin's youtube channel. The staff of Fightful wants to offer best wishes to Frenchy Martin's surviving family and friends.