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Gertrude Elizabeth "Trudy" Vachon (previously Wilkerson, January 12, 1962 – August 27, 2010) was a Canadian-American professional wrestler better known by the ring name Luna Vachon. As a child, Gertrude Vachon wanted to continue her family's wrestling legacy. Attending wrestling events she used to play in the ring, which often resulted in training with various World Wide Wrestling Federation stars. Her family objected to her entering the wrestling business and tried to dissuade her, as they considered a wrestler's life at that time too harsh for a female. André the Giant, with whom she was close and who took her on a trip to Paris in 1974, also tried to dissuade her. Around the age sixteen, she began training under her aunt Vivian and then The Fabulous Moolah. Gertrude started her professional career wrestling for Moolah's all-women's promotion. She then moved to Florida, where she shared residence with wrestlers Scott Levy (later known as Raven), and Denny Brown. In 1985, Luna debuted in Florida Championship Wrestling, as a young, soft spoken reporter named Trudy Herd, who was giving Kendall Windham an award. A melee ensued and she was knocked unconscious by Kevin Sullivan. The

Ex-WWE Star Luna -- Death Ruled 'Accidental'

Ex-WWE Star Luna -- Death Ruled 'Accidental'

Former WWE star Gertrude "Luna" Vachon died from an overdose of painkillers and anti-anxiety medication ... this according to the District Six Medical Examiner's Office in Florida. We're told… READ MORE >

Andre the Giant -- Sad Connection in WWE Star's Death

Andre the Giant -- Sad Connection in WWE Star's Death

Funeral services for WWE star "Luna" Vachon will take place at Andre the Giant's North Carolina ranch -- where his ashes were spread 17 years ago -- and TMZ has learned, Luna's ashes will be… READ MORE >

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We took your questions today on everything -- including Paris Hilton facing a felony drug charge, Jesse James and Kat Von D spotted out holding hands, and the pills found at the scene of wrestler… READ MORE >

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Ex-WWE Star Luna -- Pills Found in Death Investigation

Ex-WWE Star Luna
Pills Found in Death Investigation

TMZ has learned ... investigators claim they discovered crushed oxycodone pills and a snorting straw inside the Florida home of former WWE star Gertrude "Luna" Vachon ... where she was found dead… READ MORE >

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Former WWE Star 'Luna' Dies

Former WWE Star
'Luna' Dies

Former WWE superstar Gertrude "Luna" Vachon died this morning in Florida. She was 48. Luna wrestled for the WWE from 1993 to 2000 ... and had gained notoriety as Bam Bam Bigelow's "main… READ MORE >

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