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Raymond Rougeau
Ring name(s) Ray Rougeau
Raymond Rougeau
Billed height 1.80 m (5.9 ft)
Billed weight 104 kg (230 lb)
Born February 18, 1956 (1956-02-18) (age 53)
Saint-Sulpice, Quebec, Canada
Trained by Jacques Rougeau, Sr.
Eddie Auger
Debut 1971
Retired 1990

Raymond "Ray" Rougeau (born February 18, 1956) is a former Canadian professional wrestler and French language television presenter and commentator.

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Career

Raymond Rougeau began training with his father Jacques Rougeau, Sr. and his great-uncle Eddie Auger at the age of fourteen. He debuted in 1971 at the age of sixteen in Joliette for his father's Montreal promotion as a babyface. In 1976, Raymond relocated to Atlanta, Georgia to work for Jim Barnette in the National Wrestling Alliance along with his close friend Pierre Lefebvre.

In August 1985, Raymond and his brother Jacques Rougeau joined the World Wrestling Federation. They formed a tag team and were initially faces, but in 1988 they turned heel and became The Fabulous Rougeaus, a pair of French Canadians who (insincerely) claimed to love America. They appeared at WrestleMania III, being one of the highlights of their career, but were defeated by Brutus Beefcake and Greg Valentine.

Raymond went into semi-retirement three months after SummerSlam in 1989. His last match was in the WWF was at the Royal Rumble in 1990, which the Rougeau Brothers lost to the Bushwackers. He soon become an announcer on the French syndicated WWF programming distributed to Quebec, Europe and Africa and a live event ring announcer. He retired in 1990 and became the play-by-play host of the French edition of Superstars along with Jean Brassard which was broadcast on the RDS network in Canada. He came out of retirement in 1996 to face Owen Hart in a Boxing match at the Montreal Molson Centre. He left the WWF in 2002 when they stopped producing French editions of their programming.

Rougeau now owns income management properties and has been active in city council politics since 2002; he was initially elected with 72% of the vote, was re-elected unopposed, and will hold his office until 2010. He occasionally promotes wrestling shows in Montreal along with Jacques.

In wrestling

Championships and accomplishments

  • Lutte Internationale (Montreal)
Regional
  • NWA Montreal Junior Heavyweight Championship (1 time)

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