Former WWE talent Jacques Rougeau, who wrestled for the company as one-half of the Rougeau Brothers, the Quebecers and as the Mountie, recently spoke to The Hannibal TV and noted that his son had a recent tryout with WWE that did not go so well:
"To be honest with you it wasn't a great success. We didn't have a great time in Orlando. I went as well, because I didn't want to leave him in an ocean full of sharks. The thing is also, I don't know if I can say this, I'm on the s--t list. My son right there had something against him right off the bat," Rougeau said. "The other thing is that when Vince [McMahon] was supposed to meet us, I went there to the Bell Centre in Montreal to introduce my son to him, we had a meeting at 11:30 in the morning in the cafeteria. So we showed up at 11 for the meeting, and finally we had our meeting at 7 o'clock at night. He made us wait seven hours in the cafeteria while all the boys came in looking at us saying, 'Hey, you're still there?' And finally at 7 o'clock, it wasn't even Vince that came it was Triple H, and... William Regal. He was very kind to us, all day long he said, 'Oh, I'm sorry.' He had a lot of respect for me, he really liked me a lot."
He also mentioned that a confrontation with Arn Anderson may have railroaded the opportunity as well:
"I knew that day when we left, even my son - and I'll tell you this I got a scoop, Arn Anderson tried to intimidate my son that day at the Bell Centre. We were just minding out business then Arn just came up and pushed him in the cafeteria and said 'Hey, watch out man!' And my son just turned around and said 'Oh, I'm sorry,' because, you know, I raised my kid to be polite. So that day, my son, he did it very gentleman-like but inside it must've hurt his feelings," Rougeau said. "It must've hurt his feelings to wait seven hours for someone who didn't even show up, Vince McMahon. So I think from then on he lost a lot of, they did well, WWE did well. They tried to take away his passion for wrestling, because you've seen him, he had it. It's amazing because when I went to the school out there we spent six minutes wrestling in the ring. The rest was only crossfit. It was all chains on your back, doing push-ups, running, it was nothing about the wrestling I knew of. So I'm part to blame for that to because I never followed the wrestling for the last fifteen to twenty years. So I'm part to blame for this, so I'll take my part of the blame."