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Roy Heffernan
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Wrestler Facts

Wrestler Name: Roy Heffernan
Birthday: 12th July 1925
Hometown: Sydney, Australia
Height: 5'11''
Weight: 228lb
Finishers: The Boomerang



Title History (3)

[4 Times]:NWA Canadian Tag Team (Vancouver) Champion
22/Nov/1962:NWA World Tag Team (Florida) Champion -
17/Nov/1958:NWA World Tag Team (Texas) Champion -

Biography/Additional Facts

Real Name: Roy Heffernan

Career

Roy Heffernan was the "ring name" of Laurence Roy Heffernan (1926 - September 24, 1993) was an Australian retired professional wrestler. Heffernan toured all over the world, but is most famous for being one half of the original version of the tag team the Fabulous Kangaroos (with Al Costello). The Kangaroos used an "Ultra Australian" gimmick complete with Boomerangs, bush hats and "Waltzing Matilda" as their entrance music. The first incarnation of the Kangaroos is the most famous of all the Kangaroo versions and is often credited with popularizing tag team wrestling in the late 1950s and 1960s. Costello and Heffernan are also regarded as one of the top tag teams to ever compete in professional wrestling.

When the Kangaroos broke up, Heffernan left America to return to his home of Australia. In Australia, Heffernan was involved with Australia's version of World Championship Wrestling under booker Jim Barnett where he worked as a face (good guy), the polar opposite of his time spent as a one of the Fabulous Kangaroo. Both Heffernan and Costello passed away before the team was honored by being the first tag team inducted into the Professional Wrestling Hall of Fame in 2003. The induction of the Fabulous Kangaroos started a tradition of inducting a new team every year. Roy Heffernan died on September 24, 1992 in his home in Sydney, Australia from a heart attack.


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