Robert Bédard (July 12, 1932 – May 25, 2019) was a Canadian professional wrestler better known as the #1 Frenchman Rene Goulet. He began his career in Quebec City, QC in 1957 with his first match being against Gerard Dugas.
He spent the earlier part of his career traveling the territories, spending a significant amount of time in the AWA. His greatest fame was when he competed in the 1970s and 1980s with the World Wrestling Federation where he won the WWF Tag Team Championship. He was famous for his "Iron Claw" finishing hold.
Robert Bedard was well known as a very dependable wrestler who could always be trusted to have a good match. As a result, he was often selected to have matches with rookie wrestlers so he could carry the match. The list of wrestlers who had either had their first match or nearly their first match against Robert Bedard includes Ric Flair, Chris Taylor, The Iron Sheik, Jim Brunzell, Greg Gagne, and Ken Patera.
- Finishing moves
- Cloverleaf leg laced Boston crab
- Le Scorpion (Gloved Claw Hold)
Championships and accomplishments
- Lou Thesz Award
- NJPW MSG Tag League (1991) - with André the Giant