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"From Montreal to Memphis, Parlez-vous français?
Tell all the girls, the Rougeaus' on their way
Don't call us Pretty Boys, we're not a musclehead
We hate that long-haired look, we like the Preppy look instead"

"We don't like Heavy Metal, we don't like Rock'n Roll
All we like to listen to is Barry Manilow"
— Some of the lyrics of "All-American Boys", the entrance theme for The Fabulous Rougeau Brothers

Jacques Rougeau Jr. (b. June 13, 1960) is a retired Canadian Professional Wrestler best known for his years in WWE, first as a member of the Tag Team The (Fabulous) Rougeau Brothers with his brother Raymond, then as The Mountie, and then as a member of The Quebecers with Pierre Carl Ouellette.

Among his in-ring achievements, he is a former WWE Intercontinental Heavyweight Champion as The Mountie, a 3x WWE World Tag Team Champion with Pierre Carl Ouellette, a former NWA Central States Tag Team Champion as "Jerry Roberts" with Bruce (Butch) Reed, a former Southern (Memphis) Heavyweight Champion, a former 2x NWA (Tennessee) Mid-America Heavyweight Champion, a former NWA Alabama Heavyweight Champion, a former NWA Southeastern Heavyweight Champion, and a 5x International (Quebec) Tag Team Champion with his brother Raymond.

"We're All American Tropes":

  • Always Gets His Man: In his theme as The Mountie.
  • Badass Teacher: He and Pierre Carl Ouelette trained Kevin Steen/Kevin Owens.
  • Bash Brothers: With Raymond during their WWE tag team run. Raymond also trained Jacques to retaliate against the Dynamite Kid for the latter's bullying.
  • Bilingual Bonus: As part of The Rougeau Brothers' heel turn, they had a "Do It Yourself" Theme Tune called "All American Boys." The second verse included the lyrics, "On peut pas les sentir/Dans le monde ils sont les pires/On aime les faire facher quand qu'on dit 'We love the USA'." The French lyrics translated to "We can't stand them/They are the worst in the world/We like to anger them when we say 'We love the USA'." This elevated what may have appeared to be a standard Funny Foreigner act to something nastier for the benefit of French-speaking fans.
  • Bullying a Dragon: An unusual example in that Jacques wasn't a real-life fighter, but Raymond trained him into one (and also got him to hold a roll of quarters in his fist) to retaliate against the Dynamite Kid's bullying. The confrontation resulted in Jacques knocking out several of Dynamite's teeth and breaking his jaw. Bret Hart made a point of trying to warn Dynamite beforehand that the Rougeaus were pissed and looking to retaliate, but Dynamite blew him off. Bret later admitted that Dynamite got what was coming to him.
  • Canada, Eh?: He was born in Saint-Sulpice, Quebec.
  • Civvie Spandex: Wrestles in his Mountie gear.
  • Combat Pragmatist: On Raymond's advice, Jacques held a roll of quarters in his fist when he finally confronted the Dynamite Kid. The quarters reinforced Jacques' fist so that his punches broke Dynamite's jaw and knocked out several of his teeth.
  • Cool Shades: As The Mountie.
  • Dirty Cop: As The Mountie. One of his first feuds with this gimmick was being a foil to The Big Boss Man.
  • Dreadful Musician: Sings in both his Mountie and Quebecers themes... off-key.
  • Flipping the Bird: Became the first wrestler to do so on WWF television after losing his Humiliating Wager below, as he was asked to provide his fingerprints.
    "You want the finger?! There's the finger!"
  • Foreign Wrestling Heel: Played straight as The Mountie, and as a member of The Quebecers/The Amazing French-Canadians (in WCW). Cleverly played as a member of The Fabulous Rougeau Brothers, since they would carry little American Flags with them to the ring and were billed from Memphis, TN, the hometown of their manager, Jimmy Hart.
  • French Canadian Jerk: With Raymond as the Fabulous Rougeau Brothers, as their theme song and general characters revolved around Trolling the fans. Their ring gear often had stereotypical fleur-de-lyses on it. As their manager, Jimmy Hart wore some fleur-de-lys-covered outfits that were particularly obnoxious even for him.
  • Humiliating Wager: Lost a Jailhouse Match to The Big Boss Man at SummerSlam 91.
  • "I Am" Song: His theme was like this.
    "I'm the Mountie
    I'm handsome, I'm brave, I'm strong
    I'm the Mountie
    And I enforce the law"
  • Power Stable: Was briefly a member of Lance Storm's Team Canada in WCW in 2000.
  • Sibling Team: With his older brother Raymond as the Fabulous Rougeau Brothers.
  • Start My Own: He had his own promotion, Lutte Familale, from 1999-2011.
  • Tag Team: The Fabulous Rougeau Brothers (with Raymond Rougeau), The Quebecers (with Pierre Oulette)
  • Troll: Their "All-American Boys" theme and gimmick was very much this. To this day, people who comment on the video someone posted of the song still don't get the joke.
  • Wrestling Doesn't Pay: A wrestling mountie.
  • Wrestling Family: A third-generation performer of a five-generation family, going back to his grandfather Ed Auger.
  • Wrongly Accused: One reason the Dynamite Kid started bullying Jacques was because he thought Jacques was pranking him, even though Curt Hennig was the real culprit.

"We're All-American Boys, we're All-American Boys"