Paul 'The Butcher' Vachon Passes Away At Age 86

Paul "The Butcher" Vachon has passed away.

Pat Laprade shared the news on social media, and Dave Meltzer, among others, commented. Laprade noted that Vachon passed away the night of February 29 at the age of 86. He noted that they were friends, and he sent his sympathies to Vachon's family.

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Vachon was a former AWA Tag Team Champion with his brother, Maurice Vachon. Paul and Vachon had a decorated run as a tag team, as they competed for various companies, including Stampede Wrestling, Mid-South Sports, Mid-Atlantic Championship Wrestling, and more. Paul Vachon was inducted into the George Tragos/Lou Thesz Professional Wrestling Hall of Fame in 2010.

Paul and Maurice helped launch Grand Prix in Quebec, and Paul later briefly worked in WWF. Over the years, he had battled cancer.

On behalf of Fightful, we send our condolences to Vachon's family, friends, and fans.

Vachon's adopted daughter, Luna Vachon, was previously inducted into the Women's Wrestling Hall of Fame. More information is available here.

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