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7/4 Match of the Day DOUBLE FEATURE: The Fabulous Rougeau Brothers

by on July 4, 2011

On this, the most patriotic day of the year in America, we celebrate our nation by showcasing the most patriotic tag team of all-time that loved America so much that they moved from their homes in Montreal to make residence in Memphis, Tennessee. Today on Match of the Day, we pay tribute to Jacques and Raymond, the Fabulous Rougeau Brothers!

Normally, today would be Dynamic Debut Monday, but due to the holiday, I’ve decided to do something a little different that we might bring back on special occasions if you all like this. Today, we look at the Rougeaus not once, but TWICE. To say “thank you” to Lady Liberty, there are TWO matches under the cut for all of her children (and any other country’s citizen; we don’t discriminate) to enjoy!

First, we look at a bout from the September 24, 1988 episode of WWF Superstars of Wrestling, as the Rougeaus wrestle their first televised match by the side of Jimmy Hart, facing Lanny Poffo and perennial journeyman Bert Centeno.  Lanny, as per usual when you watch his pre-Genius matches, does some gorgeous high-flying that you VERY rarely saw on American televised wrestling in 1989, including an AWESOME springboard senton. The Rougeaus, however, outshine everyone with their high-larious schtick. Jacques’s kip-up contest spot where he asks the (usually) out-of-shape enhancement wrestler to out-kip him and the poor fellow gets cradled up, for some reason, especially slayed me here.

We also look at the Rougeaus battling Sam Houston and Stephan DeLeon (who probably got his only real entrance during his run as a WWF enhancement guy in this match, via proxy of teaming with someone who had entrance music) from the March 25, 1989 episode of WWF Superstars of Wrestling. Houston took a KILLER -looking bump off of a dropkick, Raymond’s signature savate kick to the gut during a Jacques abdominal stretch looked like it connected far harder than usual and poor DeLeon’s head bounced like a basketball off of the mat during the La Bombe de Rougeau finisher.


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