Raymond Rougeau

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Title History

  • IWA (Montreal) Junior Heavyweight title defeating Don Serrano (July 1972);
  • IWA (Montreal) International Tag Team titles w/Pat Patterson defeating Serge Dumont and Gilles Poisson (June 20, 1980);
  • IWA (Montreal) International Tag Team titles w/Pat Patterson defeating Micheal Dubois and Pierre Lefebvre (1982);
  • IWA (Montreal) International Tag Team titles w/ Jacques Rougeau Jr. defeating Pat Patterson and Pierre Lefebvre (1982);
  • IWA (Montreal) International Tag Team titles w/ Jacques Rougeau Jr. defeating Pierre Lefebvre and Billy Robinson (August 1983);
  • IWA (Montreal) International Tag Team titles w/ Jacques Rougeau Jr. defeating Pierre Lefebvre and Frenchy Martin (July 2, 1984);
  • IWA (Montreal) International Tag Team titles w/ Jacques Rougeau Jr. defeating Richard Charland and King Tonga (June 11, 1985);

Career Highlights

In The Beginning:

  • Raymond Rougeau’s father is Jacque Rougeau Sr, and brothers are Jacques Jr and Armand – Also Johnny Rougeau (Uncle).

Montreal:

  • Raymond Rougeau started wrestling as a teenager in Montreal in the early 70s.
  • Raymond Rougeau was given a big push because his father was the lead face in the promotion.
  • Raymond Rougeau formed a very successful tag team with his brother, Jacques known as the Rougeau Brothers.

World Wrestling Federation – The Rougeau Brothers:

  • 1985: The Rougeau Brothers joined the World Wrestling Federation and wrestled mostly on WWF Canadian Tours.
  • August 26, 1985 – WWF in Montreal: The Rougeau Brothers defeated Jimmy and Ron Garvin.
  • September 23, 1985 – WWF in Montreal: The Rougeau Brothers defeated Iron Mike Sharpe and Rene Goulet.
  • February 1986: The Rougeau Brothers travelled to Australia for a special International Tour with the WWF.
  • February 28, 1986 – WWF in Sydney, Australia: The Rougeaus defeated The Moondogs.
  • March 23, 1986 – WWF in Toronto TV TAPING: The Rougeau Brothers defeated The Moondogs.
  • March 25, 1986 – WWF in Montreal: The Rougeau Brothers defeated The Hart Foundation.
  • June 15, 1986 – WWF in Montreal: The Rougeau Brothers defeated Nikolai Volkoff and Iron Sheik in a Texas Tornado Match.
  • August 6, 1986: The Rougeau Brothers were guests on Vince McMahon’s Tuesday Night Titans show.
  • August 18, 1986 – WWF in Montreal: The Rougeau Brothers defeated Jimmy Jack and Dory Funk Jr.
  • August 21, 1986 – WWF in Ottawa: The Rougeau Brothers defeated Terry and Dory Funk Jr.
  • August 28, 1986 – The Big Event: The Rougeau Brothers defeated The Dream Team (Greg Valentine and Brutus Beefcake).
  • October 6, 1986 – WWF: The Rougeau Brothers defeated Steve Regal and Jimmy Jack Funk.
  • October 21, 1986 – WWF in Montreal: The Dream Team and Pat Patterson beat The Rougeaus (Raymond, Jacques Jr., Jacques Sr.).
  • November 1986: Jacques Rougeau went down to an minor injury and Raymond began teaming with substitutes.
  • November 19, 1986: The Rougeaus and Billy Jack Haynes defeated The Dream Team and Dino Bravo.
  • January 27, 1987: The Rougeaus and Hillbilly Jim defeated The Dream Team and Johnny Valiant.
  • March 27, 1987 – Wrestlemania III: Greg Valentine and Brutus Beefcake defeated The Rougeau Brothers.
  • March 2, 1987: The Hart Foundation defeated The Rougeau Brothers to retain the Tag Team titles.
  • April 6, 1987 – TV: The Rougeau Brothers defeated The Hart Foundation (Tag Champs) in a NON TITLE match.
  • April 13, 1987 – TV: The Hart Foundation defeated The Rougeaus to retain with help from Danny Davis.
  • May 1987: The Rougeau Brothers began wrestling Greg Valentine, Dino Bravo and Johnny V at House Shows all over.
  • June 2, 1987 – TV Taping: The Rougeaus and Brutus Beefcake defeated Johnny K-9 and Jimmy Jack Funk and Mike Sharpe.
  • June 5, 1987: The Rougeaus and Brutus Beefcake defeated Greg Valentine and Dino Bravo and Johnny V.
  • June 23, 1987 – TV Taping: The Rougeaus and Brutus Beefcake defeated Greg Valentine and Dino Bravo and Johnny V.
  • August 10, 1987 – WWF in Montreal: The Rougeaus defeated The Hart Foundation (Champions) and were declared the champions!
  • ~~~The decision was overturned, and the title reign was never recognised because they used Jimmy Hart’s megaphone.
  • November 26, 1987 – Survivor Series: The Rougeaus participated in the Tag Team (20-Man) Survivor Series Match.
  • September 16, 1987 – TV Taping: The Rougeaus and Jim Duggan defeated The Hart Foundation and Danny Davis by DQ.
  • January 10, 1988 – WWF in Toronto: The Conquistadors defeated Jacques and Raymond Rougeau.
  • January 24, 1988 – WWF in Halifax: The Rougeau Brothers defeated The Conquistadors.
  • February 22, 1988 – WWF in MSG: The Rougeau Brothers defeated Harley Race and Mike Sharpe (sup for Hercules).
  • May 10, 1988 – TV Taping: The Rougeaus and Sam Houston defeated Danny Davis and Chris Curtis and Keith Van Zandt.
  • ~~~After the match, The Rougeau Brothers started to turn heel and will begin a feud with the Killer Bees.

World Wrestling Federation – The Fabulous Rougeaus – All American Boys:

  • The Rougeaus turned heel, becoming “all American boys” – smiling heels with tiny US flags pretending to be pro-American.
  • March 27, 1988 – Wrestlemania IV: The Rougeau Brothers participated in the 20-Man Battle Royal (won by Bad News Brown).
  • July 1, 1988: Demolition defeated The Fabulous Rougeau Brothers to retain the Tag Team titles.
  • July 25, 1988 – WWF in MSG: The Fabulous Rougeau Brothers defeated The Rockers (Shawn Michaels and Marty Jannetty).
  • July 31, 1988 – WrestleFest: The Fabulous Rougeau Brothers defeated The Killer Bees.
  • August 24, 1988 – TV Tapings: The Fabulous Rougeau Brothers were guests on the Brother Love Show.
  • August 28, 1988 – SummerSlam: The Rougeau Brothers wrestled The British Bulldogs to a TIME LIMIT DRAW.
  • October 5, 1988 – TV Tapings: The Rockers defeated The Rougeaus by DQ when Jimmy Hart tossed the Megaphone in for a weapon!
  • November 24, 1988 – Survivor Series: The Rougeaus participated in the Tag Team (20-Man) Survivor Series Match.
  • November 26, 1988 – SNME: The Rougeau Fabulous Brothers defeated The Young Stallions.
  • December 1988 – New Brunswick: Raymond Rougeau won an 18-man battle royal to earn a WORLD title shot!
  • ~~~In the Main Event, Randy “Macho Man” Savage defeated Raymond Rougeau to retain the World title.
  • January 6, 1989 – WWF in Montreal: Hulk Hogan and Jim Duggan and Ron Garvin defeated The Rougeaus and Dino Bravo by DQ.
  • ~~~Dino Bravo was disqualified for not releasing the Bearhug on Hulk Hogan, who was taken away from the ring on a stretcher!
  • January 15, 1989 – Royal Rumble: Jim Duggan and The Hart Foundation defeated Dino Bravo and The Rougeau Brothers.
  • February 3, 1989: The Rougeau Brothers beat the Hart Foundation with Brother Love as the referee!
  • February and March 1989: The Rougeau Brothers began jobbing to the Bushwhackers all accross the country.
  • March 17, 1989: The Bushwhackers and Jim Duggan defeated The Rougeaus and Dino Bravo.
  • March 18, 1989 – WWF in MSG: The Bushwhackers and Jim Duggan defeated The Rougeaus and Dino Bravo.
  • April 2, 1989 – Wrestlemania V: The Bushwhackers (Luke and Butch) defeated The Rougeau Brothers w/Jimmy Hart.
  • April 25, 1989 TV Taping: The Rockers vs The Rougeaus (NO CONTEST) after Michaels was knocked out by the megaphone!
  • June/July 1989: The Fabulous Rougeaus began wrestling the Rockers all over the country, trading victories.
  • June 22, 1989: Demolition and Tito Santana defeated The Rougeau Brothers and Rick Martel.
  • June 1989: The Rockers (Michaels and Jannetty) defeated The Rougeaus in a Best 2/3 Falls match.
  • August 4, 1989 – WWF in Montreal: The Rockers beat The Rougeaus in a 60-Minute Marathon match 3-2 in Overtime!
  • ~~~The Rockers and The Rougeaus had other 60-Minute Marathons on 8/6 (Chicago), 8/19 (Phili), and 9/9 (Boston).
  • August 28, 1989 – Summerslam: The Rougeau Brothers and Rick Martel defeated The Rockers and Tito Santana.
  • October 10, 1989 – WWF in the UK: The Rockers (Shawn Michaels and Marty Jannetty) defeated The Rougeau Brothers.
  • October 14, 1989 – SNME: The Bushwhackers (Luke and Butch) defeated The Fabulous Rougeau Brothers.
  • November 23, 1989 – Survivor Series: The Rougeaus participated on a Survivor Series team with Rick Rude and Mr. Perfect.
  • January 21, 1990 – Royal Rumble: The Bushwhackers defeated The Rougeau Brothers after hitting the battering ram.
  • The Rougeau Brothers left the World Wrestling Federation shortly thereafter.

Raymond Rougeau Retirement:

  • Raymond Rougeau retired in the early 90s and worked for the WWF as a Canadian and French-language announcer.