Jacques Rougeau hasn't wrestled in over a decade, but he remains involved in the wrestling business by running his Wrestling Academy in Canada.
He recently partner with QT Marshall and the Nightmare Factory and four winners (Matt Black, Jeremy Prophet, Jessica Black, and Chris Dillon) from his academy are set to train at the Nightmare Factory and will be at the AEW TV tapings in Canada.
Speaking on Ken's Korner, Rougeau discussed his future in wrestling and having the itch to work in some capacity.
"There are so many things that are possible. There are a lot of things opening right now. I think I can bring a lot to the business. I had one of my talents, there is Matt Black, Chris Dillon, and Jeremy Prophet and his girlfriend, Jessica Black, but Jeremy Prophet was the one who first brought it to my attention. He said, 'Jacques, I'm going to represent Quebec at the Nightmare Factory in AEW in Toronto, and I'm going to make it to the big leagues and I'd like to bring you as my manager.' It kind of tingled my spider senses to say, 'Hey, that would be fun' to be like Jimmy Hart. I'm a good talker and have a lot of charisma. I think I could bring something, although Jeremy Prophet doesn't need anybody to speak for himself. He lit up a little flame in me. I'm going to the Nightmare Factory in the fall to see the wrestling school. I may just give a hand, put my wrestling boots on and my gear to help a little bit and who knows where that could bring me. My mind is opening back to possibly, hopefully, participating in AEW somehow. If not, just continuing for the next five, six, seven years in my Wrestling Academy and being a trampoline for Canadian wrestlers, opening the door for them. I'm not getting any working papers or working visas for them, but what I can do is bring them for three months to the Nightmare Factory, and if they see what they like, they'll get the papers and do the work," he said.
Rougeau is most famous for his portrayal of The Mountie in WWE. He is a former three-time WWE Tag Team Champion and one-time Intercontinental Champion.
AEW will make its debut in Canada on October 12 and 13 with a live episode of AEW Dynamite and a taped episode of AEW Rampage at the Coca-Cola Coliseum in Toronto.
If you use any of the quotes above, please credit the original source with a h/t and link back to Fightful for the transcription.