L'Ange Blanc

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Who is L'Ange Blanc?

The original "Ange Blanc" was a well-known masked wrestler in France during the 1950s and 1960s. Although he was from Spain, French wrestling fans claimed him as their own.

To date, he is still the biggest star French wrestling has ever had, much bigger than "André the Giant". He was almost as popular in France as Santo was in Mexico.

L'Ange Blanc was enigmatic and one of the first aerial wrestlers in the heyday of French wrestling. He had televised fights against "Le Dragon de Bagnolet", "Le Bourreau de Béthune", "Roger Delaporte" and Robert Duranton. Most of his televised matches were commentated by the famous French journalist Roger Couderc which helped the promotion of his wrestling role.

By the end of the 1960s, ratings started to drop so promoters decided to unmask "L'Ange Blanc" which ultimately killed the gimmick. Other wrestlers continued to emulate him, each pretending to be the "real" "Ange Blanc", most notably Charles Eltes.

"L'Ange Blanc" was often mentioned on French TV by Guy Hauray and still is every time wrestling is discussed.

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on July 23, 2013

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