Butcher Vachon Interview

Who was your biggest wrestling influence?

My older brother MadDog got me into the business.

How did you get your wrestling name "The Butcher"?

Mad Dog originally named me The Butcher Of Paris. Later The Paris part was dropped.

Who do you feel is the greatest wrestler of all time and why?

Mad Dog of course. He had a legitimate amateur background championship and had a great pro career.

Who do you feel is the most underrated wrestler ever and why?

My old friend who passed away a few years ago, Sky Low Low the midget. He was only regarded as a novelty but was actually a very talented man.

Which wrestler do you feel is the strangest you have ever met?

There is a lady wrestler who was trained by my daughter Luna. She works the indies in New England area. Her name is Lisa "The Adjuster" and is actually married to "The Worlds Cheapest Man" who has been featured on Ripley's Believe It or Not!

How are Vince McMahon Sr. and Vince McMahon Jr. different?

Vince Sr. was a nice guy who treated the boys with respect and I enjoyed working for him. Vince Jr is a shrewd business man.

Who was the stiffest wrestler that you have ever worked with?

Andre was a good friend of mine. But often in the ring he did not realize his own super human strength. He would not intentionally injure an opponent but was very powerful.

Which wrestler was your favorite to work with?

The Butcher-When my brother MadDog and I had our tag team feuds with Dick The Bruiser and Crusher.

What promoter was the most difficult to work for and why?

When I was the promoter of Grand Prix Wrestling I was very demanding of myself and did not always get paid enough!!!!

What wrestler that you have not wrestled would you like to wrestle or to have wrestled and why?

If I had the chance, I would have liked to work with Goldberg. He is talented as a wrestler and entertainer and we both have the same haircut. I think he may be a bit too old for me to wrestle now -- ha, ha.

What was the worst injury you ever received?

Many broken marriages. Also, I was stabbed in the neck and shoulder by an angry fan requiring multiple stitches.

What wrestlers do you still keep in contact with?

I am active in the Cauliflower Alley Club and the Wrestling Hall Of Fame in Schenectady New York. We meet at least once a year and I am closest with George Steel, Ox Baker, and Red Bastine.

What hobbies do you have outside of wrestling?

I have written a book, "When Wrestling Was Real". Also, I have recently completed radiation treatments for throat cancer and am mending nicely. Through my website, www.ButcherVachonMagnetsPlus.com as well as various fairs and festivals I sell therapeutic healing magnets and wrestling memorabilia.

Do you watch the WWE or NWA TNA at all?

I keep quite busy and do not regularly watch wrestling. Although I do attend some shows to make appearances occasionally.

LEGENDS OF THE RING would like to thank Paul "The Butcher" Vachon for taking time out of his very busy schedule to do the interview with us it was honor and we wish him the very best.