Jacques Rougeau Talks Incident With Rick Steiner & An Exploding Apple

Jacques Rougeau poses whilst portraying The Mountie.

Former WWE Superstar Jacques Rougeau has discussed a time that he had a backstage altercation with Rick Steiner which led to an apple exploding.

Rougeau spent many years with WWE during the 80’s and early 90’s, either as a tag team with his brother Ray, or portraying the character of The Mountie. Following a brief stint away from the company, he returned as one half of The Quebecers alongside Pierre Ouellet who many will now know as PCO.

Talking to WSI, the former Tag Team Champion revealed that he had problems with some other members of the roster upon his return. One of these incidents involved Rick Steiner, who he heard badmouthing him to Shawn Michaels. Steiner then threw a peanut at Rougeau causing the Quebecer to take action.

I lost it. My two wires must have touched each other. I grabbed an apple on the table and I just turned around and I full swinged it like a fast baseball and I shot it right to his face. When it got to his face, it hit a pole right in the middle, a small pole.

Don’t ask me how that happened! The apple hit the pole and exploded really hard in front of him. I looked at him like, ‘F*ck you, what the f*ck?’ Everybody just looked at us and then it died down. Those are altercations that I’m not proud of.

According to Rougeau, these issues stemmed from the fact that he and Ouellet were set to take the WWE Tag Team Championships from Scott and Rick Steiner very soon after joining the company.

Well, it was pretty simple. Carl [Pierre] and I, we came in for the first night in Manhattan for Monday Night RAW. It was our first time as The Quebecers, first night in the dressing room, and Vince [McMahon] wanted us to take the titles from the Steiners, and they were very, very upset with that.

The legacy of Rick Steiner lives on within WWE, as his son Bron Breakker is now working for the company as part of the NXT 2.0 roster after signing earlier this year.

With thanks to Sportskeeda for the transcription.