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Luna Vachon

Luna Vachon

Nationality :American
Date Of Birth :January 12, 1962
Height :5 feet 6 inches
Weight :

Luna Vachon was an American-Canadian professional wrestler, better known as Luna Vachon. Throughout her 22-year career, she wrestled for promotions such as the World Wrestling Federation (now WWE), Extreme Championship Wrestling, the American Wrestling Association, and World Championship Wrestling. She was posthumously inducted into the WWE Hall of Fame, Professional Wrestling Hall of Fame, and Women’s Wrestling Hall of Fame.

QUICK FACTS

Birth nameGertrude Elizabeth Wilkerson
BornJanuary 12, 1962
Atlanta, Georgia, U.S.
DiedAugust 27, 2010 (aged 48)
Pasco County, Florida, U.S.
Cause of deathDrug overdose

Luna Vachon Biography, EarlyLife

Luna Vachon was born on January 12, 1962, in Atlanta, Georgia, in the United States. Her parents were Charles Henry Wilkerson and Rebecca “Van” Pierce. Butcher Vachon adopted Luna and raised her as a daughter after her mother married.

Luna Vachon’s family discouraged her from entering the wrestling industry, believing that the life of a female wrestler was too harsh at the time. André the Giant, with whom she had a close relationship, also tried to persuade her. Vachon has worked with several World Wrestling Federation performers, including The Fabulous Moolah.

Luna Vachon Education

Her educational history is not published because she has not yet given it to the public. However, this detailed information is currently being reviewed and will be updated soon.

Luna Vachon’s Height, And Weight

The Wrestler has an athletic body standing at the perfect height of 5 feet 6 inches.

Luna Vachon also has an athletic body type. She has a well-kept figure, but measures such as biceps size, hip size, waist size, shoe size, and so on are currently unavailable. Her eyes are green, and her hair is blonde. She has a healthy and well-balanced physique.

Career

Gertrude started her professional career wrestling for Moolah’s all-women’s promotion. She then moved to Florida and, competing under the ring name Angelle Vachon, became a member of a four-woman wrestling troupe led by Mad Maxine. While in Florida, she shared residence with wrestlers Scott Levy (later known as Raven), and Denny Brown.

In 1985, she debuted in Florida Championship Wrestling, as a young, soft-spoken reporter named Trudy Herd, who was giving Kendall Windham an award. A melee ensued and she was slapped twice by Kevin Sullivan. The angle had her driven mad by Sullivan’s treatment and she ended up joining Sullivan’s Army of Darkness stable under the new ring name, Luna Vachon. As part of her gimmick, she shaved one half of her head, which was the first step to her trademark Mohawk hairstyle, covered her face in body body, and continuously sneered. Looking back, Vachon expressed her uneasiness about some elements of this angle.

During her time in Florida, Luna first wrestled Madusa Miceli, beginning a long-lasting in-ring rivalry. Beginning in Florida, Luna teamed up with The Lock as the Daughters of Darkness, a part of Sullivan’s Army. The duo also provided back-up vocals for the thrash metal band Nasty Savage. In early 1987, Luna and Lock appeared in the Continental Wrestling Association. During the next three years, Luna also traveled to Japan, where her father Butcher Vachon acted as her manager, as well as Puerto Rico. She also wrestled in David McLane’s Powerful Women of Wrestling (POWW) and, during POWW’s alliance with the American Wrestling Association (AWA), participated in the latter’s only pay-per-view event, SuperClash III in December 1988, competing in a Battle royal.

In 1992, while wrestling in Puerto Rico, she tried to get David Heath a job with the World Wrestling Federation (WWF), which resulted in the WWF developing an interest in her. They hired her, but not without some complications. No one knew exactly where she was; even her father only knew that she was staying in Florida. The WWF hired a private investigator to find her. When she was found, she was working as a waitress at a restaurant.

Luna’s first WWF appearance was in April 1993 at WrestleMania IX, accompanying Intercontinental Champion Shawn Michaels in his match against Tatanka, who was accompanied by Michaels’ former valet Sensational Sherri. After the match, Luna attacked Sensational Sherri at ringside, and then again in the first aid area. She was arrested by security, starting a vicious feud between the two.

At the same time, Luna and Sherri were at odds, Bam Bam Bigelow had a confrontation with Sherri. This led to him being attacked by Tatanka and the two of them feuding. Soon after, Bam Bam (kayfabe) announced that he had fallen in love and presented Luna as his “main squeeze”. He also endearingly called her his “Tick”, which fans combined with her name to the chant “Luna-tic”. From then, Bam Bam was seen blowing kisses to Luna at the end of matches, and in her honor even included the Moonsault, redubbed Lunasault, into his repertoire.

A mixed tag team match between the two pairs was planned for SummerSlam in 1993 but had to be canceled because Luna (legit) injured her arm and then Sherri left the WWF. Instead, Bigelow and The Headshrinkers fought and lost to Tatanka and The Smokin’ Gunns in a six-man tag team match. In the autumn of 1993, Bam Bam and Luna ran afoul of some practical jokes from Doink the Clown, leading to a Survivor Series-style match at the 1993 event of the same name pitting Bam Bam, The Headshrinkers, and Bastion Booger against four Doinks (actually Men on a Mission and The Bushwhackers in clown makeup). During this time Luna was the cause of dissension between Bam Bam and his part-time tag team partner Bastion Booger, who had also (kayfabe) fallen in love with her. At WrestleMania X, Bam Bam and Luna finally got their revenge on Doink by beating the Clown and his midget side-kick Dink in a mixed tag team match.

When the WWF’s women’s division was revived, Luna’s old rival Madusa, who had entered the WWF under the name Alundra Blayze, won the Women’s Championship. Luna set her eyes on the title and had a series of matches with Alundra, all resulting in victories for Blayze. It was during this time the relationship between Luna and Bam Bam first showed cracks after interference in a match backfired. In the summer, Luna sold Bam Bam’s contract to Ted DiBiase, who was beginning to build his “Million Dollar Corporation”. Luna then picked Japanese wrestler Bull Nakano to win the Women’s title from Blayze, which she eventually did. Luna, however, left the WWF shortly after this title match.

In 1994, Luna was the first woman to appear in a WWF video game, when – despite previous objections – she was included in WWF Raw.

Luna Vachon’s Net Worth

Wrestlers are renowned for living expensive lifestyles, and to finance such a lifestyle, they require large incomes, which are the benefits of being a WWE Superstar. WWE wrestler salaries start in the low six figures and can reach millions of dollars. Luna Vachon’s net worth at the time of her death was $41 million.

During her wrestling career, Vachon earned a six-figure wage, including base pay and bonuses, the same as other wrestlers like Aleister Black, Lacey Evans, and Carmella. The bonus she earned came from a variety of sources, including a portion of goods sales, travel, and lodging, a portion of PPV money, and even indulgences like using private jets for tours.

While we are envious of the money these wrestlers receive, their incalculable contribution to the wrestling profession and their ongoing efforts cannot be quantified in monetary terms.

Luna Vachon Awards

  • American Wrestling Federation
    • AWF Women’s Championship (1 time)
  • Cauliflower Alley Club
    • Ladies Wrestling Award (2009)
  • Great Lakes Championship Wrestling
    • GLCW Ladies Championship (1 time)
  • Ladies Major League Wrestling
    • LMLW World Championship (1 time)
  • Powerful Women of Wrestling
    • POWW Tag Team Champion (2 times) – with Hot Rod Andie
  • Pro Wrestling Illustrated
    • Ranked No. 306 of the top 500 singles wrestlers of the year in the PWI 500 in 1995
  • Professional Wrestling Hall of Fame and Museum
    • Class of 2020
  • Sunshine Wrestling Federation
    • SWF Ladies’ Championship (1 time)
  • United States Wrestling Association
    • USWA Women’s Championship (1 time)
  • Wild Women of Wrestling
    • WWOW Television Championship (1 time)
  • Women Superstars Uncensored
    • WSU Hall of Fame (Class of 2011)
  • Women’s Wrestling Hall of Fame
    • Class of 2023 
  • World Wrestling Entertainment
    • WWE Hall of Fame (Class of 2019) Legacy Inductee
  • Other Titles
    • Universal Women’s Hardcore Championship 

Luna Vachon’s Husband, Marriage, Children

Luna Vachon had three marriages. Dan Hurd was her first husband, and they had two boys, Joshua Vachon and Van Vachon. Vachon began seeing Dick Slater when she was no longer in a relationship with him and had to leave him because he physically abused her.

She later married Tom Nash, a childhood acquaintance. Her marriage to Nash was short-lived. Following their breakup. In October 1994, she married David Heath, her tag team partner in The Blackheart.

David’s children, David Jr. and Donovan adopted her as their stepmother. However, the couple split in 2006. Lauren, Austin, and Neila, Vachon’s grandkids, survive him.

FAQ

What is the net worth of Luna Vachon?

Her net worth is 41 million dollars.

What is the height of Luna Vachon?

Her height is 5 feet 6 inches.

What is the age of Luna Vachon?

Her age is 48 years as of 2023.

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