Sons of Jacques Rougeau. Raymond started
wrestling as a teenager in Montreal
in the early 70s, given a big push because his father was the lead face
in the promotion. He usually stayed in Montreal, although he did travel
a bit through the U.S., and made appearances in other towns with his
father. He travelled to Georgia in the late 70s with Pierre Lefebvre.
Jacques Rougeau Jr.
Jacques began wrestling around 1980 and was successful
in the Southern U.S., particularly in Tennessee (where he had a major
feud with Terry Taylor) and in Alabama, where traded the Southeastern
title with fellow Quebec wrestler Jos LeDuc.
Raymond and Jacques were tag champs for the Bravo/Brito promotion
in Montreal in the 80s before joining the WWF in 1985. They and
Mike Sharpe were the three Canadians who appeared
on the card at Exhibition Stadium in Toronto in August 1986 that shattered
all records for attendance and gate (74,000, $1.2 million). The Rougeaus
defeated Greg Valentine and Brutus Beefcake.
Rayond and Jacques were declared the
new tag champions after defeating the Hart Foundation in Montreal in
August 1987, but the decision was overturned. Later became "all American
boys" -- smiling heels with little U.S. flags pretending to be pro-American
(and, of course, you can't be a heel and be truly pro-American).
Raymond retired in the early 90s and worked for the WWF as a Canadian and
Jacques later became The Mountie and held the Intercontinental title.
The RCMP wouldn't let him call himself a Mountie, so he wrestled in
Canada under his own name, but still wearing the Mountie uniform (sleaveless
version). Became a 3-time WWF tag champ as Quebecer Jacques. Had a
retirement match and left the business, but came back with WCW. He
scored a clean pin victory over Hulk Hogan on a WCW card in Montreal
Younger brother Armand Rougeau also wrestled briefly in the 1980s.
"Raymond Rougeau will make $45,000 this year at his present pace. He's
17 years old, the highest paid student in his high-school and a cinch
to be named "most likely to succeed."
(by Bob Matthews, from the ROCHESTER DEMOCRAT & CHRONICLE, June 24,
As a team:
- 3-time (at least) International tag champions (Montreal), 1982-85
- Junior heavyweight champion (Montreal), 1972
- 3-time WWF tag champion, as The Quebecers, 1993-94
- Alabama champion, 1981
- Southeastern champion (Alabama), 1981
- 2-time Southern champion (Memphis), 1982
- 2-time Mid-American champion (Memphis), 1983-84
- WWF Intercontinental champion, as The Mountie, 1992