Monday, 26 August 2019

1055) Rolland "Red" Bastien

Rolland "Red" Bastien (1931 – 2012). American professional wrestler.
His peak years were from 1959 to 1971. His favorite finishing moves were the dropkick, flying head scissors, atomic drop and abdominal stretch.
Bastien teamed up with Lou Klein to form the Bastien Brothers tag team and, in 1960, won the United States Tag Team Championship from Eddie and Jerry Graham in April 1960. They won the title twice more, from the Grahams and then from the Fabulous Kangaroos (Roy Heffernan and Al Costello). Bastien went on to win several more tag team championships.
Bastien was the frequent tag team partner of Billy Red Lyons. The duo unmasked wrestler Don Jardine in 1972.

- "Bastien paired up with Lou Klein as Red and Lou Bastien -- both had red hair -- so a brotherhood made sense."

- "Until the year I saw Red Bastien, hair still red, leaning forward on a cane..."…

- "Known as “Red” because of his red hair, was regarded as an 'aerial' wrestler for the time..."…/profiles/22-men/433-re…

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