• Road Dogg Addresses Rumors That WWE Released Him After Triple H Lost Power Backstage
Attitude Era Legend Road Dogg was released from WWE in January 2022.
He was working as a Promo & Character Development Coach at the WWE Performance Center before his release.
At the time of his release, there were rumors going on that Road Dogg was released because he was a part of Triple H’s team in NXT and WWE was getting rid of HHH’s team (as other members of HHH’s team were released as well), because word going on was that Triple H has lost power backstage in WWE.
Road Dogg addressed these rumors during an interview with Inside The Ropes and said the following:
“So, look, in every conspiracy theory, there’s a wrinkle of truth, right? So I don’t think that’s the case. I think what they did, it’s business.
So because I have been on the business side of this business for the past 10 years, I look at it differently than I would have looked at it from ‘the boys’ perspective.
Look, the fact that they cut me and my brother and 13 others that day…from a business decision, you just saved yourself probably $5-10 million in a year. You know what I mean?
So from a business perspective, ‘Hey, we got to trim some fat down there.’ Now, if by trimming that fat, my name came into play because I was a Hunter guy. I can’t speak to that and I don’t think that would be the case.
I think it would be, ‘We got to get rid of a bunch of people’. These are the people that are making the most money, to be quite honest with you, but how else do we trim the fat?
Vince and I spoke after that via text and it’s all gravy, I thanked him for the 10 years of life experience and 10 years’ worth of pay.”
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• Old School WWF Veteran Celebrates His Birthday
Old School WWF Veteran “The Mountie” Jacques Rougeau celebrates his 62nd birthday today.
Along with his real life brother Raymond Rougeau, Jacques joined the World Wrestling Federation in 1986 and together they were known as “The Fabulous Rougeaus”
When his brother Ray retired in 1990, Jacques was repackaged as “The Mountie” in early 1991, but was still managed by “The Mouth of the South” Jimmy Hart, who had already managed The Rougeau Brothers.
Despite a short run as the WWF Intercontinental Champion in early 1992, The Mountie left the WWF by the end of the year, only to return a few months later in July 1993, still dressed in a similar gear, only this time he had Pierre Ouellet by his side and together they became known as “The Quebecers”, a Tag Team that had a pretty good run with the WWF Tag Team Championship, which they won 3 times, before breaking up in the summer of 1994.
Together they joined Ted Turner’s World Championship Wrestling in 1996 as “The Amazing French Canadians” but returned for one last run to the WWF in 1998, before Jacques retired from professional wrestling.
HAPPY BIRTHDAY MOUNTIE!