Rene Goulet, Former WWWF Tag Team Champion, Passes Away

Rene Goulet, who wrestled for WWWF in the 1970s, passed away in May, but his death has been made public today. He was 86 years old.

The Cauliflower Alley Club made the news public on social media, but did not specify the cause of death. Below is the full statement from the CAC.

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"Sad news to pass along. We learned that Rene Goulet passed away back on May 25th of this year, but it wasn’t made public until this morning. Rene was a long tenured wrestler with the WWF/E, tag champ and road agent. The CAC offers our deepest sympathies to his family and friends."

Goulet first broke into the business in the 1950s and accomplished much throughout his pro wrestling career. Per PWInsider, Goulet wrestled in the WWF's first-ever televised match on the USA Network against Tito Santana. Throughout his career, Goulet wrestled for a number of territories, was one of Ric Flair's first-ever opponents when Flair began his wrestling career and was the second-ever WWWF Tag Team Champion alongside Karl Gotch. He also teamed with Andre The Giant to win the MSG Tag League back in 1981.

After Goulet had his final match in 1987, Goulet went on to spend several years working for the WWF as a road agent. Goulet also appeared on WWF's Tuesday Night Titans show and had a segment called "Cafe Rene."

Fightful sends its condolences to Goulet's friends, family and loved ones.

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