Professional wrestling legend, Ray Rougeau, has been elected mayor of Rawdon, Quebec in Canada. He started wrestling in 1971 in Quebec, Canada. He wrestled for his father’s promotion out of Montreal, Quebec and subsequently went on to wrestle in the NWA, working specifically for Jim Barnett in Atlanta, Georgia. This of course led to the WWE (WWF at the time).

It was from 1986 to 1990 that he wrestled with his brother Jacques as The Fabulous Rougeaus, they having many memorable tag team matches against the likes of the Hart Foundation, Demolition, The Rockers and so many other incredible teams from that golden era of pro wrestling.

He retired from the ring in 1990, but from 1992 to 2002 he worked as commentator for French-speaking WWF/E affiliates in Canada and Quebec. He returned to box the late, great, Owen Hart in Montreal in 1996. He joined WWE again in 2017, but when WWE became affiliated with peacock, he left the company, opting to concentrate on his political career.

The town of Rawdon, Quebec is situated due north of the city of Montreal, Quebec, which in professional wrestling holds a great amount of history. Also of note, Kevin Owens and Sami Zayn are from the area as well, Owens having had dealings in the past with Ray’s brother, Jacques (formerly known also as The Mountie in WWE), a relationship that didn’t at all end well.

The Rougeau family operated a wrestling school and gym out of Rawdon (later in Montreal). Ray was already elected as part of the city council in Rawdon, where he still ives, as can be seen in the video below. He was first elected in 2002, then reprising his role in 2005, 2009 and 2013. He was elected officially as mayor, he garnering 61% of the vote in this year’s election.

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Domenic Marinelli is an author and freelance writer/journalist. Some of his work has appeared in The Sportster, E-Wrestling News, Pro Wrestling News Hub, The Recipe, babbletop.com, Guilty Eats, Par Ex News, CFL News Hub, Daily DDT, XFL News Hub, as well as other print and internet publications. He is the author of Generic V, Summer of the Great White Wolf, His Old Tapes (stories & poetry), and so many others. He lives in Montreal, Quebec, Canada. He's an avid reader and loves hiking.

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