Rene Goulet, a longtime WWE agent and former Tag Team Champion, passed away on May 25 of this year. He was 86 years old.
The family chose to keep the death private, only revealing the news today. The Cauliflower Alley Club passed the news along. No cause of death was announced.
Born Robert Bedard, Goulet began wrestling in Quebec City in 1957. Goulet would spend time in the AWA and would have the first match or one of the first matches against a number of legendary names, such as Ric Flair, The Iron Shiek, Greg Gagne, and Ken Patera. Goulet also wrestled in various NWA promotions.
Goulet would achieve great success when he went over to the WWWF in the 1970s. He would win the WWWF Tag Team Championships once with Karl Gotch in 1971. Goulet was also a tag team partner of Andre the Giant, winning the New Japan World Tag League in 1981.
Goulet retired in 1987 after participating in a Legends Battle Royal at the Meadowlands in New Jersey. He would stay on with the WWF for another 10 years as a road agent before finally retiring from the business altogether in 1997.
In 2010, he was inducted into the George Tragos/Lou Thesz Professional Wrestling Hall of Fame.
On behalf of the staff of Wrestleview, we would like to send our deepest condolences to the family and friends of Rene Goulet during this difficult time.