Iconic WWE Superstar The Mountie has revealed how Hulk Hogan approached him and offered to put him over clean in his hometown, asking, “So what do you want to do? You’re the boss” in the locker room in front of Ric Flair.
The Mountie, AKA Jacques Rougeau, was a guest on SK Wrestling’s UnSKripted, where he was asked about his clean win over Hulk Hogan in 1997.
“It was amazing. It was in front of all the boys in Montreal when it happened that night. I didn’t expect to go over at all. I was just happy to be in the ring with him and I was just hoping that he would make me look good in my hometown before he beat me up.”
“When we got in the dressing room, Harlem Heat was there, a lot of guys were there in the dressing room. Ric Flair and a lot of guys were there and he [Hulk Hogan] just came out in front of everybody and he says, ‘Well, Jacques, what are we doing tonight?’ I started laughing really loud, he got me, it must have been pressure releasing or something. I said, ‘Very funny, Hulk, very funny. So what do you want to do? How do we do this?’ And he said, ‘You’re the boss’.”
Former WWE Intercontinental and Tag Team Champion "The Mountie" Jacques Rougeau joins Dr. Chris Featherstone on the latest episode of UnSKripted for a LIVE fan Q&A!
Posted by SK Wrestling on Tuesday, December 1, 2020
“It was my show, I booked that show. I was still laughing and then I realised that he was serious, that he wanted me to go over. That will be a mystery for many, many years. I think that there may have been something with Bischoff that he wanted to prove who was the boss… There was something that I didn’t catch onto that was circumstantial but I guess I was a part of the collateral damage between both of them and I just collected. I went, ‘Okay, I’ll use the small package if you want’ – but I said ‘I want you to beat me up real bad the whole match’. But we had a great match.”
The match took place in 1997 at the Molson Center in Montreal. Rougeau also admitted that, despite it being in his hometown, 95% of the fans in the arena were cheering for Hulk Hogan – but said beating Hulk Hogan clean was a major moment of his career.
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