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Born:   May 5, 1935 (age 77)[2], Kahnawake, Quebec, Canada
Height:  6 ft 0 in (1.83 m)[1]
Weight:  220 lb (100 kg)[1]
Real Name:  Billy Two Rivers (Mohawk name Kaientaronkwen[3])
From:  Kahnawake, Quebec, Canada[2]
Family:  Son of Chief Don War Eagle
Other Sports:  Catch Wrestling
Amateur Title:   ???
Pro Sports: Professional Wreslting
Trained by: Chief Don Eagle, Red Bastien, Bob Langevin, Edouard Carpentier and Karl Gotch
Favourite Move:  Indian Death Lock
Trained:  ???

Billy Two Rivers (Mohawk name Kaientaronkwen),[3] born May 5, 1935,[1] is a retired Canadian professional wrestler. He began wrestling professionally in 1953 and competed until 1977. During his career, he wrestled in the United States, United Kingdom, Japan, and Canada. After retiring from wrestling, he became a leader of the Mohawk nation on the Kahnawake reservation. He played a major role in blockading the Honoré Mercier Bridge during the 1990 Oka Crisis. He has also appeared in several movies.

TrainingEdit

Billy Two Rivers was trained by Don Eagle, a former World Heavyweight Champion in the Boston-based American Wrestling Association who also practiced Jiujitsu, Boxing & Fencing among other things.[1][4] When Don Eagle, also from Kahnawake, returned to the reservation to take a break from wrestling, he met Two Rivers and agreed to take him to Columbus, Ohio for training. The training lasted for two years, during which time Two Rivers increased his weight to 205 pounds while learning how to wrestle.[2]

The two of them also spent a lot of time on the mats at the YMCA in Columbus, Ohio, receiving coaching and training with a variety of Catch Wrestlers in the area, such as Red Bastien, Bob Langevin, Edouard Carpentier and Karl Gotch.

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k l m n o Nevada, Vance. "Billy Two Rivers". SLAM! Wrestling. Retrieved 2009-07-24.
  2. ^ a b c d e f g h i j Oliver, Greg. "Canadian Hall of Fame: Billy Two Rivers". SLAM! Wrestling. Retrieved 2009-07-24.
  3. ^ a b "37th Parliament, 2nd Session Standing Committee on Aboriginal Affairs, Northern Development and Natural Resources". Parliament of Canada. 2003-03-26. Retrieved 2009-07-26.
  4. ^ Duncan, Royal; Gary Will (2006). "(United States: 19th Century & widely defended titles - NWA, WWF, AWA, IWA, ECW, NWA) AWA American Wrestling Association World Title [Paul Bowser]". Wrestling Title Histories. Archeus Communications. pp. 10–11. ISBN 0-9698161-5-4.

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