• Gertrude Elizabeth "Luna" Vachon was an American-Canadian wrestler and WWF star
• Luna died in 2010 after overdosing on benzodiazepine and oxycodone
• Luna's family was heavily involved with wrestling, and she decided to continue the legacy
• Luna was baptized by Nikita Koloff and her ex-husband David, and was a born-again Christian
• Luna died at age 48, with a net worth of over $1 million



Known for movies

Short Info

DiedAugust 27, 2010, Pasco County, Florida, United States
SpouseGangrel, Dan Hurd, Tom Nash
MarkTrademark move: Luna Bomb
FactShe is currently working as a tow truck operator in Port Richey, Florida. [March 2009]


Who was Luna Vachon, a WWF star?

Gertrude Elizabeth ‘Luna’ Vachon was born in Atlanta, Georgia USA, on 12 January 1962 – her zodiac sign was Capricorn and she held both Canadian and American nationality. She is still known today for her career as a wrestler and for having competed in the World Wrestling Federation (WWF) known today as the World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE).

How did she die?

Luna was addicted to medications, but in June 2009 she completed her rehabilitation program which was paid for by WWE – later that year, her house burned to the ground and some people believe that Luna might have accidentally caused the fire.

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She went to live with her mother in Pasco County, Florida, where she was found dead on 27 August 2010 after having overdosed with benzodiazepine and oxycodone.

Luna was cremated, and her remains were scattered around her friend Andre the Giant’s ranch in Ellerbe, North Carolina.

Early life and education

Luna spent only the first four years of her life with her father Charles Henry Wilkerson and her mother Rebecca ‘Van’ Pierce, as her parents divorced in 1996, and she was then adopted by her mother’s new husband Butcher Vachon – Luna didn’t’ have any siblings, but grew up being very close to Andre the Giant who was a French professional wrestler and an actor.

As most of Luna’s family and relatives were into wrestling, she decided while still a young girl that she would continue their legacy and would become a wrestler, however, her parents disagreed and tried talking her out of it – even her best friend Andre tried to dissuade her, but Luna nevertheless began training for wrestling when she was 16.

Career as a wrestler

In 1985, Luna entered Florida Championship Wrestling, and two years later joined the Continental Wrestling Association – the following years saw her wrestle in Japan and Puerto Rico while being managed by her stepfather.

Before entering WWF, Luna competed in David McLane’s Powerful Women of Wrestling and the American Wrestling Association.

Luna debuted in WWF in April 1993 at WrestleManix IX, and then in the following year became the first woman to be featured in the WWF video game “WWF Raw”. She left WWF after only a year, and then competed in Extreme Championship Wrestling for the following two years, before she started working with World Wrestling Council, American Wrestling Federation and IWA Mid-South in the late 1996.

In 1997, Luna returned to WWF and stayed there for three years before leaving and going independent again, touring around the world and entering wrestling championships by herself – she competed at IWA Puerto Rico in 2000, and at Australian World Wrestling All-Stars in 2001. The year 2003 saw her enter the German EWP, while she also entered British ASW in 2006, and Women Superstars United in 2007.

Luna became the Great Lakes Championship Wrestling Ladies Champion on 9 June 2007 after beating Traci Brooks, but later that year on 5 December she announced that she was retiring from wrestling – she fought her final fight on 7 December.

Luna Vachon

Luna also did some modelling and was featured in both “Hustler” and “Playboy” magazines.

Love life and husband

Luna met her first husband Dan Hurd in 1978 when they were introduced by a mutual friend at a party, and two years later they married in a private ceremony attended by their closest friends and family – three months after the wedding, Luna gave birth to their son Joshua, while their second son Van followed in 1982. Both Luna’s sons are avid cooks, and have competed in the cooking program “Hell’s Kitchen”.

In 1985 Luna and Dan divorced, and she went on to date Richard Van Slater, the late American professional wrestler, who physically abused her which eventually led to their split.

In 1987, Luna married Tom Nash, her childhood friend, but they divorced in 1993 for unknown reasons. On 31 October 1994, Luna married Tom’s best friend David Heath, but they divorced in 2006 although remaining close friends until Luna’s death.

Health, hobbies and other interests

Luna suffered from bipolar disorder, also known as manic depression and she found comfort in religion after becoming a born again Christian in 2004 – she was baptized by Nikita Koloff, a retired professional wrestler, and her ex-husband David.

Luna liked to travel, and her wrestling career had made it possible for her to visit countries on every continent including England and France in Europe, and China and India in Asia.

She was a lover of animals, and had a pet dog and two pet cats while her favorite animals were monkeys and donkeys.

Luna had a way with children and at one point in her life wanted to become a teacher.

She liked to watch romantic comedy movies in her spare time, and her favorite actor and actress were Will Smith and Amanda Seyfried, while some of her favorite movies were “I Am Legend”, “I, Robot” and “Letters to Juliette”.

Age and height

Luna died at the age of 48, so would’ve been 58 today. She had long blonde hair and blue eyes, her height was 5ft 6ins (1.68m) and she weighed around 140lbs (64kgs).

Luna’s net worth at the time of her death was estimated at over $1 million.

General Info

Full NameLuna Vachon
DiedAugust 27, 2010, Pasco County, Florida, United States
Height1.68 m
Weight63.5 kg
ProfessionProfessional Wrestler

Family

SpouseGangrel, Dan Hurd, Tom Nash
ChildrenJoshua Hurd, Van Hurd
ParentsPaul Vachon, Rebecca Pierce, Charles Henry Wilkerson

Accomplishments

TV ShowsWCW Monday Nitro, WXW Rage TV, AWF Warriors of Wrestling

Social profile links

Marks

#Marks / Signs
1Trademark move: Luna Bomb
2Trademark move: Flowing DDT
3Finishing move: Luna Eclipse Diving Splash

Facts

#Fact
1She is currently working as a tow truck operator in Port Richey, Florida. [March 2009]
2Had two sons with her first husband Dan Hurd - Joshua Hurd (b.1980) and Van Hurd (b.1982).
3Wrestlers she has managed: Bam Bam Bigelow, Bull Nakano, Goldust, Tommy Dreamer, The Oddities, Gangrel, Shawn Michaels.
4Luna went to Japan with her step dad (Butcher Vachon) as her manager.
5Trained by Paul Vachon, Vivian Vachon and the Fabulous Moolah.
6Notable Titles Won Include: USWA Women's title; Florida Women's Federation title; Caribbean Women's title; Women's Wrestling Tag Team title (2); POWW Tag Team titles (2)
7Wife of Pro Wrestler "The Vampire Warrior" aka "Gangrel" of the WWF. Member of the Famous "Vachon" Family of Pro Wrestling. Step-daughter of Paul "Butcher" Vachon, Neice of the Late "Wrestling Queen" Vivian Vachon and "Mad Dog" Vachon.

Movies

Actress

TitleYearStatusCharacter
WCW Slamboree1997TV MovieLuna Vachon
WCW Monday Nitro1997TV SeriesLuna Vachon
WXW Rage TV1996TV SeriesLuna Vachon
ECW Barbed Wire, Hoodies & Chokeslams1995VideoLuna Vachon
ECW Enter Sandman1995VideoLuna Vachon
ECW Hardcore Heaven 19951995VideoLuna Vachon
WWF Challenge1993TV SeriesLuna Vachon
Summerslam1993VideoLuna Vachon
WWF Superstars1993TV SeriesLuna Vachon
WrestleMania IX1993VideoLuna Vachon
UWF Fury Hour1990TV Series 1990
POWW: Powerful Women of Wrestling1987TV SeriesLuna
AWA: WrestleRock1986VideoLuna Vachon
NWA/Pro Wrestling Revolution: Future Legends2008VideoLuna Vachon
Legends Never Die2006VideoLuna Vachon
WWA: The Inception2001VideoLuna Vachon
WWE Jakked1999TV SeriesLuna Vachon
WWE Metal1998TV SeriesLuna Vachon (1998-2000)
WWF Mayhem in Manchester1998VideoLuna Vachon
No Way Out1998TV MovieLuna

Self

TitleYearStatusCharacter
WWE Smackdown!1999-2000TV SeriesLuna Vachon
WWE Raw1993-2000TV SeriesLuna Vachon Princess Luna Luna ...
Royal Rumble2000TV SpecialLuna Vachon
Survivor Series1999TV SpecialLuna Vachon
WWE Sunday Night Heat1998-1999TV SeriesLuna Vachon
Beyond the Mat1999DocumentaryLuna Vachon (uncredited)
WWF Rebellion1999TV SpecialLuna
WWF Unforgiven1999TV SpecialLuna
Summerslam1999TV SpecialLuna Vachon
WWF Royal Rumble: No Chance in Hell1999TV SpecialLuna Vachon
WWF Rock Bottom: In Your House1998TV SpecialLuna
Summerslam1998TV SpecialLuna Vachon- The Oddities
WWF Unforgiven1998TV SpecialLuna Vachon
WrestleMania XIV1998TV SpecialLuna Vachon
Royal Rumble1998TV SpecialLuna Vachon
King of the Ring1994TV SpecialLuna Vachon
WrestleMania X1994TV SpecialLuna Vachon
Royal Rumble1994TV SpecialLuna Vachon
Survivor Series1993TV SpecialLuna Vachon
UWF Beach Brawl1991TV SpecialLuna Vachon
AWA Superclash III1988TV SpecialLuna Vachon

Archive Footage

TitleYearStatusCharacter
WWE 'History of the Hardcore Championship:24/72016VideoLuna Vachon
WWE Hall of Fame2015TV SpecialLuna Vachon
Shawn Michaels: Mr Wrestlemania2014Video documentaryLuna Vachon
Attitude Era2012VideoLuna Vachon
Raw: The Beginning - The Best of Seasons 1 & 22010VideoLuna Vachon
Psychopathic: The Videos2007VideoLuna (segment "Real underground baby") (uncredited)
The Most Powerful Families in Wrestling2007VideoLuna Vachon
The Spectacular Legacy of the AWA2006Video documentaryLuna Vachon
The World's Greatest Wrestling Managers2006VideoLuna Vachon
WWE WrestleMania: The Complete Anthology, Vol. 22005VideoLuna Vachon
WWE WrestleMania: The Complete Anthology, Vol. 32005VideoLuna Vachon
The Rock - The People's Champ2000VideoLuna Vachon
WWF Sable Unleashed1998Video documentaryLuna Vachon

Source: IMDb, Wikipedia

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