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Forgotten Legends93: Édouard Carpentier

Popularly known then as the Flying Frenchman in his career that spanned around three decades, he was one of the pioneers who brought in a moveset that was a predecessor to the high flying style in North America including flying head scissors, Standing somersault senton among other moves to which he added his gymnastic skills. He entertained the fans with a lot of top of the turnbuckle moves when most of the wrestling was confined to the mat.

He was mostly a face and his feud with Killer Kowalski benefited both to a huge scale. He peaked in controversy when he won the NWA world title from Lou Thesz, who could not continue the match due to back injury resulting in it not being unanimously recognized by many territories for his style of wrestling contrasted Thesz which was favored in certain territories other than confusion in legalities. This controversy was caused rifts within NWA and was instrumental in giving birth to AWA among other organizations which went on to have their own titles.

He teamed with Bobo Brazil, Antonio Rocca and took on heels like Buddy Rogers, Killer Kowalski among others and was one of the guys who made MSG big along with Buddy Rogers, Antonio Rocca, Bruno Sammartino.

Having held 16 titles incl. NWA and AWA world heavyweight title among others, he is a forgotten legend for being a pioneer in high flying style of wrestling in North America.

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