Posted on Wednesday, December 6th, 2017 by John Wood
At 6 ‘ 6″ and 250 lbs, Raoul De Rouen was the wrestling champion of France in 1903. A few years later, he came over to the States to try his luck with mixed results. De Rouen was sometimes called “The Terrible Frenchman” due to his rough and tumble tactics in the ring (which actually got him barred from wrestling in Chicago at one point.)
De Rouen faced a who’s who of mat greats, losing to: Frank Gotch, Yussif “Terrible Turk” Mahmout, Gus “Americus” Schoenlein, Stanislaus Zbyszko and John Lemm. De Rouen’s list of defeats include: Christ Pierson, Hjalmar Lundin, Tom Jenkins, Jess Westergaard, and Leo Pardello.