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- Steve Laflamme

Hello everyone and welcome to KM’s newest section—International Wrestling from Quebec. Starting this month, I will try to introduce you all to the last serious major promotion located up here in Quebec, Canada.  Since I was still a kid when this promotion folded (I was 12-13 years old in 1987), I was still a big mark of everything that went on in Verdun—where weekly International Wrestling shows took place, from 1986 on.  Now, since I lived approximately 6 hours away from Verdun, I never attended one of these weekly shows, but I could attend two house shows  in my hometown of Saint-Félicien, Quebec, somewhere in the summers of 1986 and 1987, briefly before the promotion’s demise.

I said International Wrestling was the last single serious wrestling promotion  in Quebec, since it is the last  one who benefited a TV contract. Every Saturday at noon, CFCF-TV Channel 12 broadcasted International Wrestling shows all over the province (Quebec has a population of approximately  7.5 million  people).  TVA Channel 10 did the French version of the shows. Hosts for the English version were Milton Avruskin and Gino Brito, Sr., and hosts for the French version were Gino Brito, Sr. and  André Belisle, who was replaced in 1986 by a not-so-competent fat guy called Albert Di Fruscia.   

The chronicles I will  write in the upcoming months will tell stories about the promotion that ran shows between 1984 and 1987 called International Wrestling, but it is important that we take a look at what led to the creating of this organization in early 1984.

In the late 1970s after the fading of one of the greatest wrestling TV programs Quebec has known, “Grand Prix Wrestling” (the other ones being  “La lutte au Forum”—Wrestling at the Forum—,  “ Les As du ring”—Aces of the Ring—, and “Sur le matelas”—On the Mat), former wrestler Frank Valois, along with partners Gino Brito, Sr., Dino Bravo and Andre the Giant, decided to form an all-Quebecer promotion. Varoussac Promotions were born (we can all understand very well that the name stands for VAlois and  ROUSSimoff—Andre the Giant’s real last name).  More...

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