Former WWE Intercontinental Champion Jacques Rougeau denies any knowledge of Hulk Hogan getting paid to lose to him in 1997.
On April 11, 1997, Rougeau and Hogan headlined a WCW house show in Montreal, Quebec, Canada. The result of the match saw the hometown hero, Rougeau defeat the Hulkster clean in the middle of the ring.
Therefore Rougeau became a member of elite wrestlers including the likes of Sting, Andre The Giant, The Ultimate Warrior and Goldberg.
However, rumours surrounding the surprising victory exist, with one story claiming Hulk Hogan received $30,000 to lose, which Rougeau dismissed as untrue.
Speaking to WSI’s James Romero, Rougeau disputed the claims of Hulk Hogan being paid off to lose and that he didn’t want the match recorded:
“Not true, not true, not true at all. Hulk was really professional. I offered him a price. My lawyer in Montreal fronted me the money. I offered a price… that’s the money he got. He was a professional all the way. That [rumor about Hogan not wanting the match to be filmed] is not true. We didn’t film the event – it wasn’t filmed. I mean, I filmed them locally, I got footage of it locally from my own connection, but I was never told that by him. Never.”
— Allan (@allan_cheapshot) April 11, 2017
As the Mountie, Rougeau captured the Intercontinental Champion from Bret Hart but lost it two days later to Rowdy Roddy Piper at 1992’s Royal Rumble.
He is also a three-time WWE Tag Team Champion with his partner Pierre in the Quebecers.