Former WWE Star Recalls Finding Out He Was Beating Hulk Hogan

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Beating Hulk Hogan was such an incredibly rarity that one former WWE superstar couldn’t help but describe the situation in great detail.

Hulk Hogan is famous for many things, one of them being how he won way more high-profile matches than he lost. He is also famous for almost never losing cleanly or decisively, with most of his most notable losses involving some sort of screwy shenanigans.

Because of that, Hulk Hogan achieved such a status whereby beating him was that much more important. Such was the case for Montreal’s Jacques Rougeau, who described this once-in-a-career situation in an exclusive interview with

“When I was in the dressing room that night, I had no idea I was going over. I said, ‘No, no. I’m going in to do the job.’ Even in Montreal, I was just so glad that he worked with me. It was just so notorious and prestigious to be in the ring with Hulk Hogan.

When I got in the dressing room that night, we’re all there, and out of nowhere, I came into the room, and I guess everybody knew it was my show. I get in the dressing room and Hulk takes the word up, he stands up, and he says, ‘Okay brother. What are we doing tonight?’

I looked at him and I started laughing. You know, like he’s asking me what are we doing tonight? Then he says, ‘Brother, don’t laugh. It’s your show. How are you beating me tonight?’

Then I really started laughing. I said, ‘That’s funny Hulk. That’s really, really funny.’ He said, ‘I’m serious, brother. It’s your show. It’s your time tonight. How do you want to beat me?’ You could hear a pin drop in the dressing room from all the boys. They were like, is he serious or is this a rib?”

Rougeau might have been gobsmacked at the prospect of beating Hulk Hogan and took it as a positive for his career. But the fans who came to his show didn’t like the idea, as Rougeau elaborated.

“It was an amazing night. 99% of the people were booing me in my hometown and I was the babyface and he was the heel. When he came out, he was NWO and it was at its peak, but when he came out, the roof just popped up.

I kept working the match as a babyface. He kept cheating and cheating, and at the end of the match when I did the small package, because I beat him with the small package, about 60 or 70 percent of the people cheered for me. I gained them back. It’s like I regained them back.”

“When I got back to the dressing room that night, all the boys were gone. There was nobody left in the dressing room after my match. It’s like nobody wanted to be there or nobody watched the match.”