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Vince McMahon Was Reportedly Scared Of The British Bulldogs

The British Bulldogs with WWF Tag Team Championships

‘The Mountie’ Jacques Rougeau has made the astonishing claim that Vince McMahon was “scared” of The British Bulldogs.

The British Bulldogs, Davey Boy Smith and Dynamite Kid, had not long started tagging together when they became part of the WWF roster in 1984. There, they went to have legendary feuds with The Hart Foundation, Bret Hart and Jim Neidhart, and The Dream Team of Greg Valentine and Brutus Beefcake.

It was The Dream Team who The Bulldogs defeated at WrestleMania 2 to capture the WWF Tag Team Championships. Their reign lasted for the better part of a year before they were defeated for the titles by The Hart Foundation on an episode of WWF Superstars in January 1987.

During their title reign, Smith and Dynamite Kid had several clashes with The Fabulous Rougeaus, Jacques and Raymond Rougeau, with the Rougeous invariably coming out on the losing end.

However, backstage it was a different matter. The British Bulldogs were known for their backstage antics, which often led to heated situations with other wrestlers. Following several run-ins between them and the Rougeaus, Jacques Rougeau snapped and allegedly knocked out several of Dynamite Kid’s teeth with a single punch when he was passing him in a hallway.

Looking back on that time period on the ‘It’s My Wrestling’ podcast, ‘The Mountie’ believes Smith and Dynamite Kid were bullies and Vince McMahon let them get away with it because he was scared of the pair.

“I think that Vince was afraid of The Bulldogs bullying. I think he was half encouraging it and half saying, hey guys, that’s not funny, you know? I think it wasn’t the way maybe to approach it because the Bulldogs were saying ‘Okay, he heard it. He laughed a little bit, but he didn’t fire us. So I think we could keep going.’

“They got worse and worse. So when I stood up, the only guy who stood up to them, I think Vince realized that he screwed up, that he shouldn’t let it go that far”

Soon after the incident in the hallway, The British Bulldogs left the WWF and had their last match with the company at Survivor Series 1998, where they were on the winning side of a huge 10 vs 10 Survivor Series Elimination Match with The Fabulous Rougeaus once again on the opposite side of the ring in the opposing team.