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William Snip (17 May 1932 – 22 June 2009) was a Canadian professional wrestler, who used the stage name Billy Red Lyons. He was an active wrestler between 1956 and 1984, and won numerous championship throughout his career. He worked for promotions in both Canada and the United States, particularly in Ontario, California, Minneapolis, Texas, Georgia, and Oklahoma. He won numerous tag team championships throughout his career, including with Dick Beyer, who was his real-life brother-in-law, as well as Fritz Von Erich, Bill Watts, and Ray Gunkel. He also won singles championships, including the NWA Texas Heavyweight Championship.

After his retirement from in-ring competition, he began working for Maple Leaf Wrestling in Toronto. Lyons later became an announcer for the World Wrestling Federation. Lyons died from cancer on June 22, 2009.


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