Rene Dupree

Nov 1, 2009 - by Jamie Cruickshank

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Real name: Rene Goguen
Height: 6’3″
Weight: 250 lbs.
Date of birth: December 15, 1983
From: Florence, SC
Hometown: Montreal, Quebec
Pro debut: 1998
Training by: Emile Dupree
Finishing move: Dupree Driver


– Upon signing developmental deals with WWE, Dupree was assigned to Ohio Valley Wrestling in Louisville, KY.
– Dupree and Sylvain Grenier debuted on WWE television as La Resistance.
– At Judgment Day ’03, La Resistance defeated Test and Scott Steiner.
– At Bad Blood ’03 in Houston ’03, La Resistance defeated Van Dam and Kane for the World Tag Team title.
– At Summerslam ’03, La Resistance defeated the Dudley Boyz to retain the World Tag Team title.
– When Grenier went down with an injury, Rob Conway assumed his spot.
– Grenier returned to the team on the March 15, 2004 episode of “Raw,” also debuting a French poodle named Fifi.
– The following week on “Raw,” Dupree was the first person “drafted” by Paul Heyman to join the “Smackdown” roster.
– At the September 7, 2004 “Smackdown” taping in Tulsa, OK, Dupree and Kenzo Suzuki defeated Billy Kidman and Paul London to capture the WWE World Tag Team title.
– At No Mercy 2004, Dupree and Suzuki defeated Rob Van Dam and Rey Mysterio Jr. to retain the WWE Tag Team title.
– On June 30, 2005, Dupree was traded back to the “Raw” roster.
– In 2006, Dupree was moved to the ECW brand.
– On July 26, 2007, Dupree was released. He spent the remainder of 2007 competing for HUSTLE in Japan as ‘Rene Bonaparte’
– For the first half of 2008, Dupree competed exclusively in Europe, primarily for the UK’s ASW promotion
– In June 2008, Dupree made his first appearances with All Japan Pro Wrestling
– On March 24, 2009, Dupree defeated Rob Van Dam in Bordeaux, France, to win the NLW Heavyweight Title. Over the next week, he defended the title against Van Dam, Gangrel, Sabu and Paul Tracey
– On August 31, 2009, Dupree defeated X-Pac to retain the now-renamed AWR Heavyweight Title in Strasbourg, France
– In November 2009, Dupree defended the AWR Heavyweight Title against Joe Legend, Shawn Maxer and Rob Van Dam in locations all over France
– On December 9, having lost it two weeks earlier, Dupree defeated Rob Van Dam to regain the AWR Heavyweight Title
– In January 2010, Dupree began competing full-time with All Japan Pro Wrestling, joining the Voodoo Murders stable
– On November 11, Dupree defeated Booker T by DQ to retain the AWR Heavyweight Title
– 3 days later, Dupree defeated Daivari in a Cage Match to retain the AWR Heavyweight Title
– In late-2011, Dupree left All Japan
– On May 27, 2012, Dupree defeated Rampage Brown & T-Bone in St Neots, England to win the SWE Heavyweight Title
– On May 27, 2013, on the AGPW tour of Canada, Dupree defeated Seiya Sanada to win the Gaora TV Title. He would defend the title against Sanada on most nights of the tour
– In September 2013, Dupree joined Keiji Muto’s Wrestle-1 promotion
– Dupree left Wrestle-1 in the summer of 2014
– On April 29, 2017, Dupree defeated Hannibal to win the GNW Canadian Title
– On May 13, Dupree defeated Hannibal in a Best of 3 Falls Cage Match to retain the GNW Canadian Title
– On August 12, La Resistance (Dupree & Sylvain Grenier) defeated Scotty O’Shea & Kryss Thorn to win the CWF Tag Team Titles

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