Philip Lafond

Philip Lafond

About Philip Lafond

Philip Lafond

Philip Lafond

September 16, 1960

Place of Birth    :   Edmonton, Alberta, Canada
Also Known As    :   Dan Kroffat, Phil Lafleur, Phil Lafon, Phillip Lafon, Rocky Venturo, Rene Rougeau, Phil LaFon
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Philippe Lafond is a Canadian professional wrestler. He is best known for his appearances with the World Wrestling Federation as Phil Lafon and with All Japan Pro Wrestling and Extreme Championship Wrestling under the ring name Dan Kroffat The duo joined Extreme Championship Wrestling in late 1996, having a series of matches against Sabu and Rob Van Dam. At Fright Fight '97, Lafon and Furnas were defeated by Shane Douglas and Chris Candido. At Holiday Hell 97, The Sandman, Tommy Dreamer, Al Snow and Taz defeated Lafon, Rob Van Dam, Sabu and Doug Furnas. They won the ECW World Tag Team Championship from The Full Blooded Italians on December 5. Their reign would not last long, however, as they went on to lose the belts to Chris Candido and Lance Storm the next day. Prior to the team's tag team title success LaFon had made an unsuccessful attempt to dethrone ECW Champion Shane Douglas in singles competition. On January 7, 1998 HardcoreTV, LaFon, Doug Furnas, Rob Van Dam and Sabu lost to Al Snow, Taz, The Sandman and Tommy Dreamer in a Eight-Man Tag Team Match. Lafond and Furnas also formed a short-lived stable of "invaders" from the WWF with Lance Wright, Brakkus and Droz. World Wrestling Federation (1996–1997) See also: The Can-Am Express A few months later, both men made their World Wrestling Federation (WWF) debuts on November 17 at the Survivor Series pay-per-view.After failing to win the Tag Team Titles the duo began a slow heel turn and developed an anti American wrestle fan gimmick similar to that of The Hart Foundation. at In Your House 13: Final Four, Lafon and Furnas got a shot at the WWF Tag Team Championship where they defeated Owen Hart and the British Bulldog by disqualification but they did not win the titles. A few months into his WWF run, he was in a car crash.At WrestleMania 13, Lafon and Furnas competed in a Four-way elimination match to determine #1 contenders for the WWF Tag Team Championship which was won by The Headbangers. At In Your House 14: Revenge of the 'Taker, Lafon and Furnas competed in a dark match where they defeated The Godwinns. He returned in the fall of 1997 as full fledged heels most notably as a part of Team Canada at Survivor Series in his hometown Montreal. LaFon would make a few more appearances with Furnas afterwards, mostly on Shotgun Saturday Night (notably with one match being against the then-unknown Hardy Boyz), before they were later sent to ECW. Late career (1997–present) Lafond still is involved in wrestling today as the Head Trainer of Monster Pro Wrestling (MPW) in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada. On March 6, 2010 in Edmonton, he returned to the ring to compete with MPW after five years of being in retirement, due to nagging knee and shoulder injuries