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Title: Rest in Peace, Phrank Morin
Post by: MarkP on April 03, 2011, 02:28:23 PM
I wanted to take a moment to acknowledge the death of a great person, a friend, and a popular member ofr the C*4 and ISW families, Phrank Morin.

Phrank, age 23, was better known as Stinky the Homeless Guy, as well as Bash Bison, to all of you fans.  

For the last several months, Phrank was battling an aggressive form of cancer, which had come upon him suddenly late last year.  His friends and family stood with him the whole way.  And in turn, he kept a brave and smiling face, and kept those around him comforted with his one of a kind sense of humor.

To know Phrank was to love him. On Friday when he passed, he did so with the love of countless people, who carried him and his battle in their hearts.

I hope all of our fans take a moment to remember the outstanding performer that Phrank was. And to all his friends to continue to remember the great person he was.

I miss you Phrank, and so do the wrestlers and staff of the promotions you worked for.  You gave us all something to smile about everytime you stepped into the ring, whether it be as Kid Supreme, Stinky the Homeless Guys, Bash Bison, Big Van Voltage, or whichever member of the illustrious FireMask family was debuting next.

Rest in peace, and in the love of everybody you left behind.


Title: Re: Rest in Peace, Phrank Morin
Post by: RotchyKongISW on April 03, 2011, 03:29:31 PM
Incredible performer, and an even better person.

Friend to many, instantly liked by all who met him. Kind. Gentle. Funny. One of the greatest human beings I've ever had the privilege to know.

I think I can speak for all of us when I say that we're all pretty devastated by his loss - but know that he's in a better place right now.

Life is precious, everyone.  Never forget that.

-Mike
#Cancer Stinks 


Title: Re: Rest in Peace, Phrank Morin
Post by: Nwo4LiFe on April 03, 2011, 04:29:46 PM
This was posted in Today's Ottawa Sun On Sports Page 21:

Ottawa Wrestler Loses Cancer Fight:

Phrank Morin an Ottawa based wrestler passed away on Friday after battling cancer for several months he was only 23...
For Ottawa's C*4 Wrestling Promotion Morin Wrestled as *Bash Bison* but he was best known to Quebec wrestling fans under the name "Stinky The Homeless Guy" for cult wrestling promotion Inter Species Wrestling..


Title: Re: Rest in Peace, Phrank Morin
Post by: Le Bum on April 03, 2011, 04:37:13 PM
Got to speak with Phrank on one occasion (at the Rideau Carleton Raceway). Great guy and what a smile.

So young. R.I.P. Phrank

C4 Board members: Live life to the fullest.


Title: Re: Rest in Peace, Phrank Morin
Post by: DieHard on April 03, 2011, 05:01:00 PM
This is a huge shock.  One that, when nwo4life called me to tell me, I didn't believe it.  I was angry... I was angry that someone would use cancer and death as some kind of sick twisted April Fools Day joke.  "Ha haa.... I'm not really dead."  I wasn't going to believe it.  I've fallen for it before, I wasn't going to fall for it again. 

I still have a real tough time believing it.  That's just too fucking young, man.  Cancer is a horrible evil fucking disease.

R.I.P.  Phrank.


Title: Re: Rest in Peace, Phrank Morin
Post by: RotchyKongISW on April 03, 2011, 05:40:10 PM
From Colin Delaney.

Quote
Usually I don't do this and facebook isn't really the forum I wanted to write on but an amazing person passed away yesterday. I didn't get a chance to know him very well but I was fortunate enough to share a meal with him, spend some time with him, and had the pleasure of sharing the ring with him. He was best friends with someone who I consider a very close friend and to anyone who was close with him my deepest sympathy's go out to you as well. Phrank, you were taken way too young and you will be missed. Amuse-toi là haut. Je t'aime.


Title: Re: Rest in Peace, Phrank Morin
Post by: BFB on April 03, 2011, 06:07:54 PM
RIP man.


Title: Re: Rest in Peace, Phrank Morin
Post by: Lee on April 03, 2011, 06:28:34 PM
Phrank was a kind, funny person. We shared the same birthday, although he was three years younger than me. Last time I saw him was on our birthday at C*4. I believe I got a picture taken with with him as we were the birthday boys. I've knew Phrank for many years where I first met him at CPW. I saw his first match.

He was a good friend. I miss him. I love you Phrank.



Title: Re: Rest in Peace, Phrank Morin
Post by: ATJB on April 03, 2011, 06:42:06 PM
I never got the chance to get to know Phrank personally but Im glad to have seen him wrestle several times wether it was as Bash Bison/Stinky/Big Van Voltage he always put on a great entertaining contest.

It's very scary to hear that someone that young died of a disease like cancer, especially when that age is so close to mine, its a very disturbing wake up call.

RIP


Title: Re: Rest in Peace, Phrank Morin
Post by: pete on April 03, 2011, 09:15:19 PM
Never realised he was that young, my condolences to his family and friends.


Title: Re: Rest in Peace, Phrank Morin
Post by: Moonbase_Alpha on April 03, 2011, 09:53:20 PM
Fuck 'em up (In Heaven), Bison. Fuck 'em up. :(


Title: Re: Rest in Peace, Phrank Morin
Post by: ZZTop on April 04, 2011, 07:20:37 AM
Didn't know him well  and only spoke to him a few times but to the family and friends, My thoughts are with you. R.I.P Phrank


Title: Re: Rest in Peace, Phrank Morin
Post by: triplexwrestling on April 04, 2011, 01:25:31 PM
In honour of Phrank, I would like to pass on condolences in three manners.

1) Obviously from myself.  I loved him when he worked for me, even if it was only that one time.  He was such a genuine guy, not to mention an excellent worker.

2)From my wife.  She only watched him on video and still became enamoured and connected with his character.  She's by no means a wrestling fan and the fact he grabbed her in that way is amazing.

3)From Mike Johnson who was the ring announcer at that one and only show.  Mike had the chance to talk with Phrank and has always talked about how genuine and funny a person he was.

Anyone else have the urge to find EVERY Stinky The Homeless Guy math they can find in their collection and just enjoy them for the day?  That's what I'm doing.


Title: Re: Rest in Peace, Phrank Morin
Post by: MarkP on April 04, 2011, 01:47:10 PM
Anyone else have the urge to find EVERY Stinky The Homeless Guy math they can find in their collection and just enjoy them for the day?  That's what I'm doing.

I'm hoping Matt perhaps, when he has some time, could get a favourite of mine uploaded - Phrank as Kid Supreme vs. Player Uno vs. Stupefied, from CPW.  Probably one of the top three matches in CPW history.  A crazy fun match.  Crowd was going insane.

I did some match watching of his this weekend with friends.....  I watched a couple of battles between Stupefied and Phrank from C*4.  First from SnowBrawl 09, Stupefied against Stinky, in the opening round.  Stinky absolutely murders Stupefied.

They would meet about three months later in the first round at C*4's Title Tournament.  Again, Stupefied gets lucky, as now Bash Bison, tosses him around in all sorts of painful ways.

Also, we watched Stinky vs. Beast from ISW's Processed Cheese show in Gatineau.  A young looking Stinky busting out a Van-Hatinatinator.. haha..   

Keep sharing any memories you guys might have.


Title: Re: Rest in Peace, Phrank Morin
Post by: Moonbase_Alpha on April 04, 2011, 02:02:22 PM
I remember when "Bash" was Superstar Shayne Hawke's "property" and Shayne held up a visa to prove how much money he had and Bash cracked in the corner. Phrank's powerbombs were BRUTAL. Just bought Processed Cheese last weekend...I'll have to watch it.


Title: Re: Rest in Peace, Phrank Morin
Post by: J.R. on April 05, 2011, 12:57:49 AM
I'll always remember when Phrank, Player Uno and Stupefied used to show up early afternoon prior to every CPW shows. They would rush to set up the ring so they could practice and KILL themselves with all the crazy shit they were trying out on each other.

Or this one time when they (Triforce) would come out for one of their matches. We basically told them to go out and have fun and so they did! Player Uno and Stupefied came out pushing Phrank sitting in a chair wearing one of those Burger King cardboard crown and a scepter. I was laughing my ass off.

No matter who, where or when he was wrestling, Phrank was always happy to step into a ring. I've never heard him complain, not once.

You'll be missed Phrank.


Title: Re: Rest in Peace, Phrank Morin
Post by: GooberP on April 05, 2011, 01:22:10 AM
I never met Phrank, or even had the privilege of seeing him wrestle live, but I was lucky enough to see him wrestle numerous matches on DVD.

Although I never knew him, the impact his all too short life had on his many, many friends clearly shows what kind of person Phrank was.

RIP Phrank!


Title: Re: Rest in Peace, Phrank Morin
Post by: linkin on April 05, 2011, 04:27:19 AM
Phrank was a great guy everytime i saw him he had a big smile that wouldnt go away andthat was with everyone. he will be missed. R.I.P phrank you will never be forgotten


Title: Re: Rest in Peace, Phrank Morin
Post by: RotchyKongISW on April 05, 2011, 05:25:47 PM
I posted these Phrank stories elsewhere - but I will put them here, as well. 

Quote from: RotchyKongISW
I guess I could share something, too.

I first met Phrank when he was a 14 year old kid, skinny with shaggy bleached hair.  He was training at the local wrestling promotion's wrestling school - and my friends and I were looking for a filming gig.  He was nice.  Spoke very little english, and I made jokes about how he kinda resembled french actor Gerard Depardieu.   

Every time I saw him, he greeted me with a smile.  Something he'd become known for. 

We became better friends one night while attending a fellow wrestling school student's wedding reception.  It was boring.  Just really, really boring.  I was sitting around with a few of the guys - including Phrank - and we were just absolutely bored to tears.  I mentioned that a friend of mine was having a party that night, and I was missing it.  A party where he was known to smoke and grill tons of meat - and people would just eat, drink, and party.

We ditched the reception, and drove from Gatineau, Quebec to Ottawa's west end - and hit up the party.

To put myself over for a second (I promise, it's to further the story) - I was known amongst my party friends for my ability to slam beers faster than anyone else they knew.  I was dubbed the "Ottawa drinking champion" at another party - and there's actually a championship belt out there somewhere. 

Anyway - upon our arrival, I was handed bottles of beer - and asked to slam 'em.  I popped the caps off, and down they went.  Downed 3 in a row, in about 8 seconds.  My friends cheered - as Phrank looked on in amazement.  He had never seen anything like that before.  He put his hand on my shoulder - I looked at him - and he, in his slowly improving english asked "Mike...will you be my papa?"

I accepted, and with that - I was a 21 year old man with a 14 year old son.  Later that night, another of the young students became my son, too. 

Phrank was an incredible artist - and he drew this picture of our "family" a little while after that night.

([url]http://oi53.tinypic.com/2csaxkl.jpg[/url])

I have many, many memories of Phrank - from filming him dancing all over malls in Ottawa for no reason - to arriving at his apartment one night, to see that he'd spraypainted the word "POO" all over the place out of drunken boredom.  There's one that has me laughing every time I think about it, though.

Canada Day (July 1) 2007 - I had a huge party.  Basically, the entire Inter Species Wrestling, C*4, and IWS rosters were in attendance.  Just a really good time, where food and drink were consumed - and people were powerbombed and German suplexed into a kiddie pool.  The party was great, and I have many fond memories of that day - but as I mentioned - one makes me laugh every time.

Late at night, the party was winding down.  It was dark outside, and the mosquitoes were out in full force - so we decided to take the party indoors.  There was karaoke and a little guitar hero - but Phrank's time was spent play fighting with my little brother and his friends.  They were about 6 at the time.  At one point, they decided they needed more room to fight - so they went out front.

About 10 minutes later - the kids came back into the house laughing.  Phrank followed - his hair messy, his clothes grass-stained, and footprints all over his face.  Dirty shoe footprints, as if the kids actually beat him up - covering his face - which, like always, had a smile plastered on it.

That's my favourite Phrank story.

As I said before - one of the greatest people I'll ever know.  I just wish that more of you had a chance to meet him.

That's all I've got for now.

-Mike


Mark then followed up on my story with this photo - which is probably the best I've ever seen.

(https://fbcdn-sphotos-a.akamaihd.net/hphotos-ak-ash4/196956_10150149113587817_514627816_6589604_1270823_n.jpg)

Love forever, Phrank.

Tribute video made by a fan - Jeremy Rosa from Florida.

Stinky The Homeless Guy - (It's Getting OK Now) (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OM7wpdk-GmU#)

-Mike


Title: Re: Rest in Peace, Phrank Morin
Post by: CJFelony on April 05, 2011, 06:25:51 PM
Now that was an awesome video.

I wish I got to know Phrank better than I did.  Having only met him twice, we didn't get a whole lot of time to chat, but what I did know of him was that he was a very funny, and very genuine guy.  It sucks when someone gets taken from us too early, and I know how much his passing has saddened a lot of my close friends.

R.I.P. Bash Bison.  You will be greatly, greatly missed.


Title: Re: Rest in Peace, Phrank Morin
Post by: J.R. on April 06, 2011, 12:44:14 AM
That was a great story Rotchy.


Title: Re: Rest in Peace, Phrank Morin
Post by: RotchyKongISW on April 06, 2011, 12:26:58 PM
Over-Bob's wedding reception sucked :)


Title: Re: Rest in Peace, Phrank Morin
Post by: Thunder Junior on April 07, 2011, 01:25:41 AM
RIP PHRANK MORIN


Title: Re: Rest in Peace, Phrank Morin
Post by: MFortune on April 07, 2011, 09:45:22 AM
CPW April 8th, 2006

Stupefied vs. Player Uno vs. Kid Supreme

http://youtu.be/WdgUr9RrwnE (http://youtu.be/WdgUr9RrwnE)


Title: Re: Rest in Peace, Phrank Morin
Post by: ZZTop on April 07, 2011, 11:04:19 AM
Awesome match man


Title: Re: Rest in Peace, Phrank Morin
Post by: MarkP on April 07, 2011, 07:43:35 PM
A fantastic article written by Llakor for Slam! Wrestling.

http://slam.canoe.ca/Slam/Wrestling/2011/04/07/17910576.html (http://slam.canoe.ca/Slam/Wrestling/2011/04/07/17910576.html)


Title: Re: Rest in Peace, Phrank Morin
Post by: Moonbase_Alpha on April 07, 2011, 08:41:56 PM
A fantastic article written by Llakor for Slam! Wrestling.

[url]http://slam.canoe.ca/Slam/Wrestling/2011/04/07/17910576.html[/url] ([url]http://slam.canoe.ca/Slam/Wrestling/2011/04/07/17910576.html[/url])


Uber like.


Title: Re: Rest in Peace, Phrank Morin
Post by: The Voice on April 10, 2011, 04:55:32 PM
I met Phrank at CPW when he first came in with Uno & Stup. The kid was a joy to talk to, always smiling, always had kind words for all. We had many conversations about everything and anything over the years. It was always a joy to speak to him and be around him.

Even in the last week of his life, he was able to make people around him laugh and smile. I'm glad I went to see him at the Hospital on the Monday before his passing. I had a sick feeling that he would not make it before I returned from Mexico and had to see him. He made me laugh and feel at ease with the eventuality of him leaving this world.

I was unfortunately, right....He passed away the day I left and I returned too late to pay my respects, say goodbye, celebrate his life and share some tears at his funeral with the wrestling community, family and friends. I heard the place was jammed packed! Not surprised, Phrank had that effect on people, he was a wonderful human being. It might sound corny to some, but I had a "Cerveza" in his honor in Mexico....

A CPW memory for me is as a member of "Tri-Force" Phrank came up to me and said that I would announce them to the ring as they do for contestants on the The Price is Right! Of course I agreed, so they sat in the crowd and one by one I announced them to "Come on down! Your the next contestant on the CPW Ring" or something like that.... :D They had huge name tags on their chests!

R.I.P. Kid

Voice


Title: Re: Rest in Peace, Phrank Morin
Post by: Groovyphoenix on April 24, 2011, 11:17:12 PM
Wow... I had the honor of speaking with Phrank, though we hadn't kept in touch for a while I was there to see him and his antics at the CPW shows as "Tri-Force" and its true, he has a "joy de vivre" that could not be argued. 23 is too young, The Wrestling community and people in general have lost a good piece of that community with the passing of Phrank.

I can't say I knew him very well though I did speak with him often, it's true that he indeed did have a smile plastered on his face 24/7 and he loved wrestling.

R.I.P Phrank, you will be missed, sorry this is so late in coming but I don't read teh C4 part of this board very often and I just found out of his passing.



Title: Re: Rest in Peace, Phrank Morin
Post by: Doritos Punk on April 29, 2011, 10:50:11 PM
I didn't know Phrank personally but I really appreciated his numerous performances. Though, by seeing him talking to the people at the end of the night, I had positive vibes that he seemed to be truly loved by his entourage.

I lost people I love in the past, falling down from that deadly disease. Please extend my sincere condolences to his friends and family.

R.I.P. Phrank! 


Title: STINKY THE HOMELESS GUY ARTICLE IN 2DAY'S OTTAWA SUN!!
Post by: Nwo4LiFe on June 11, 2011, 06:00:13 PM
Francois (Phrank) Morin died earlier this year, on April 1.

Ravaged by cancer, Morin, who had wrestled as Stinky the Homeless Guy and Bash Bison, checked out at the age of 23. It was heartbreaking for his friends — in and out of the wrestling community.

“We saw him deteriorate physically and mentally,” says his best friend, Nicolas Dansereau (Player Uno). “A couple of months later, it still hurts.”

A group of his wrestling friends want to keep the memories going.

They’ve organized fundraisers, including C4’s Crossing the Line 4, at the Knights of Columbus Hall (260 McArthur Ave.) in Ottawa on June 17. Among those on the card: ROH stars American Wolves (Eddie Edwards and Davey Richards) and El Generico. Check c4wrestling.com for details. It’s all a buildup to a huge Fighting Back: Wrestling with Cancer card in August.

Dansereau and Morin, who were friends through school, at St. Jean De Brebeuf and Polyvalente de l'lle, grew up as wrestling fans. Morin encouraged his friend to train at the CPW wrestling school in Gatineau.

Morin, who at 6-foot-1, 240 lbs., was “built like a fridge,” found out he had cancer last December.

“He was always a happy, positive kind of guy,” says Dansereau. “He was like, ‘If I have it, I can beat it.’

“We had his approval to do the show. We wanted to have it while he was still alive. The T-shirts we are going to sell say, ‘Cancer stinks.’ That was his idea.”

Fans remember Morin as the loveable guy who got into the ring with ripped jeans and shirt, a taped shoe and a wrestling boot. To his friends, he was so much more.


Title: Re: Rest in Peace, Phrank Morin
Post by: C*4 on June 11, 2011, 06:46:20 PM
http://slam.canoe.ca/Slam/Wrestling/2011/06/11/18270086.html (http://slam.canoe.ca/Slam/Wrestling/2011/06/11/18270086.html)


Title: Re: Rest in Peace, Phrank Morin
Post by: RotchyKongISW on April 01, 2012, 06:10:51 AM
One year.  Went by so fast. 

RIP, buddy.  Miss you.  #CancerStinks


Title: Re: Rest in Peace, Phrank Morin
Post by: MarkP on April 01, 2012, 01:07:46 PM
As you said Mike, a year went by very fast.

You're loved and missed, and in many people's thoughts every day.  Miss you.


Title: Re: Rest in Peace, Phrank Morin
Post by: Le Bum on April 01, 2012, 03:33:28 PM
Already 1 year... how time flies. :(


Title: Re: Rest in Peace, Phrank Morin
Post by: DieHard on April 01, 2012, 10:55:01 PM
This is the only thing I'll think about every April 1.  I still remember Anthony calling me to let me know and me cursing him out pretty bad, thinking it was a stupid April Fools Day joke he was playing.



Title: Re: Rest in Peace, Phrank Morin
Post by: pete on April 02, 2012, 02:53:29 AM
I never was a fan of Phrank, so I really can't say that his death impacted me in any way, but I can feel for his close buddies as they are all the same age as my kids, and I have seen first hand how death impacts young people - WHY? Cause it's not supposed to happen at that age.

I remember how tough it was on my son when his friend was killed crossing the Airport Parkway, or my daughter when her friend was found murdered and drowned in a creek in Lebreton Flats. Both my kids could only wonder if they could have saved their friends if they could have been there.

I can only imagine how tough it was on Phrank's friends watching him get weaker and weaker, and knowing there was not a damn thing they could do about it.


Title: Re: Rest in Peace, Phrank Morin
Post by: RotchyKongISW on April 02, 2012, 03:25:10 AM
Yeah, it was very tough.

RIP, Phrank.