Rougeau Brothers

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Real Names - Jacques Rougeau Jr. & Raymend Rougeau
Birthdates - 6/13/60 & ?/?/55
Jacques - 6'3" 240 lbs. - Montreal, QUE
Ray - 5'11" 230 lbs. - Montreal, QUE

Aliases - Jacques Rougeau Jr., The Mountie [Jacques]

Athletic background - n/a

Teachers - n/a

Professional background (together) - Montreal(`80-`87), WWF(`87-`90)

Professional background (Jacques) - Calgary(`77), Midwest Territories; WWF(`92-`94), WCW(`96-`97), WWF(`98), WCW(`01); Lutte(`01-`02)

Groups - Hart Foundation

Peak Years - `84-`90

Career Highlights -
- The Rougeau Brothers defeat Pat Patterson & Pierre Lefebvre for their first of four Int'l Tag titles
- Beat King Tonga & Richard Charland to regain the tag titles before leaving for the WWF
- Defeat the WWF tag champs, the Hart Foundation, in Montreal though the decision is later reversed
- As "the Mountie," Jacques wins the WWF Intercontinental title from Bret Hart

Finisher(s) -
- La Bombe de Rougeau (Spinebuster/Flying Thesz Press Combo)
- Sleeper (Ray)

Favorites -
- Piledriver (Both)
- Bodyslam (Both)
- Abdominal Stretch (Both)
- Dropkick (Both)
- Punch (Both)

Ringwork Rating -
move set - 7/6
science - 2/2
aerial - 2/2
power - 6/6
strikes - 6/6

Intangible Rating -
entertainment - 6/4
selling - 6/5
bumping - 7/4
carrying - 6/5
heat - 7/6
legacy - 4/2

Place in History - Wrestling families range greatly, most, are headed up by a single great wrestler and he has a batch of kids who wrestle with various degrees of success. The Rougeau family was unique in that it was two generations of brother teams. Johnny and Jacques were as big of hometown heros as wrestling could have and when Jacques's sons stepped up they inherited that legacy. Jacques and Raymond were the odd exceptional workers in a lazy, dying territory that were able to get out while the getting was good. In the WWF, they were fast heels and great ones at that playing obnoxious French Canadian brothers. While they were never pushed particularly hard, the Fabulous Rougeau Brothers were the consumate pros and had excellent matches with the better teams and at least entertaining ones with bottom teams. After Ray got out of wrestling, Jacques continued to go strong in the controversial Mountie character before forming a decent tag team with Pierre Oulette as the Quebecers and Amazing French Canadians. Coming from one of the great territories of its time and carving a niche in the tough-to-crack WWF, the Rougeau Brothers were good workers and good entertainers.

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