Former WWE Commentator Raymond Rougeau Becomes Mayor Of Canadian Town

A new position for Rougeau

Former Commentator Raymond Rougeau has found a new role following his WWE release. 

After years as deputy mayor, Rougeau was elected as mayor of Rawdon, Quebec, Canada on Sunday with 60.87% of the vote. Rougeau's six councillors also won all of the seats up for election. 

Rougeau has been involved in politics for over 20 years and he has been elected five times as a councillor of Rawdon since 2002. 

"I am so proud of the work done by my entire team of councillors and all the volunteers," Rougeau told Pat Laprade. "Even today, I had 24 operators to get the vote out. I was the prime contractor for the whole campaign, I had a game plan and I am proud to never have deviated from my plan. There was disinformation during the campaign and I saw it while going door to door. The things I could hear... even I wouldn't have voted for myself! So we had to work very hard, my team and I, in the field, to correct the situation. But I am proud to say that we carried out a clean and positive campaign."

Rougeau previously wrestled in WWE from 1986 until 1990 as one-half of The Fabulous Rougeaus with brother Jacques. He then worked as a French-language commentator for the company from 1992 until 2002 before returning in the same role in 2017.

He and colleague Jean Brassard were let go by WWE earlier this year after the company inked a streaming deal with Peacock. 

Rougeau isn't the first former WWE Superstar to enter politics. Jesse Ventura was previously the governor of Minnesota while Kane is the mayor of Knox County, Tennessee.

H/T to New In 24

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