As we reported yesterday, 80's WWE wrestling star Raymond Rougeau, one-half of the Fabulous Rougeau Brothers, flew a plane on a rescue mission and saved the life of a hunting friend in the Quebec woods, who had vanished days earlier. Arda Ocal and Jimmy Korderas of Aftermath on theScore.com spoke with Rougeau about the experience, here are some highlights:
Details on his 3-day long search, how he found his hunting partner alive and fallout from the unbelievable story: "One day later (after he went missing) I took a policeman with me, we flew over the main logging road, searching in the ravines. We didn't find him. Two days later, we narrowed it down to a 2000 square kilometer area and I flew 100km north, moved over just a touch in my plane within the area then flew 100 km south. Going in an up and down pattern without missing any space. After about 500km, I saw a little vehicle, I veered off and found his truck. He got out and waved his arms. He told me he ruined our hunting trip... I said because he was alive this was the best hunting trip I've ever had."
On who came up with The "Fabulous Rougeau Brothers": "The idea would be that we would turn heel. We did it very slowly, over 3 months. It was Vince's idea that we would come out with the American flags and saying we'd move to the United States and lay it on thick, how much we love the USA, how much we love living here... until the people hate your guts and say 'these guys are full of it'. I looked at him and said 'are you sure?'. Vince said 'trust me'. We became the most hated team in the WWE at that time, I would get death threats and everything."
You can check out the full interview at this link.