Bruce Prichard Believes The Mountie One Day Belongs In WWF Corridor Of Fame


On the December 22, 1990 episode of “WWE Superstars,” a vignette aired hyping the arrival of The Mountie, a member of the Royal Canadian Mounted Police vowing that he would “all the time get his man” even when they had been American. Subsequently, the villainous character would carry a cattle prod throughout his matches, handcuffing his helpless opponents after which “surprising” them. On “One thing to Wrestle,” Bruce Prichard recounted the legacy of Jacques Rougeau, the person who portrayed The Mountie. Whereas praising Rougeau’s realization of the gimmick, Prichard listed out the assorted challenges WWE needed to cope with. 

“The Mountie gimmick was completely nice,” Prichard admitted. “However, I might say Mounties take themselves method too severely — you can not put on a Mountie outfit except you are a Mountie. I do not assume you are allowed to disparage a Mountie in any method, form, or type — publicly. And portraying a Mountie is type of sacrilegious in Canada. However we did it!”  Prichard made it clear that though WWE referred to Rougeau as “The Mountie,” they by no means acknowledged him as a Royal Canadian Mounted Police or had Royal Canadian markings on his jacket, admitting that such a transfer would have drawn the ire of Canadians. Prichard added that the character was Vince McMahon’s thought, and that Rougeau took to it “like a duck to water” the minute it was pitched to him. 

In conclusion, Prichard praised Rougeau for by no means being afraid of taking probabilities. “Jacques had a hell of a profession,” Prichard pressured. “Regardless of what some folks assume, he busted his ass and made issues occur. He wasn’t all the time well-liked or common, however created sufficient noise, and fought arduous for what he needed. You’ve got gotta respect that. So, kudos to him. He is a man who all the time took dangers.” When requested if Rougeau belonged within the WWE Corridor of Fame, Prichard nodded, including the phrases “Sooner or later.”


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