Bruce Prichard Recalls Intense Backstage Altercation: Jacques Rougeau vs. Dynamite



by NOMAN RASOOL

Bruce Prichard Recalls Intense Backstage Altercation: Jacques Rougeau vs. Dynamite

As revealed in the compelling series "Dark Side of the Ring," The Dynamite Kid's tumultuous backstage encounters, often marred by drug-induced incidents, frequently left him battered and bruised. One of the most notorious altercations involving the British Bulldog occurred during the late 1980s in WWE when Dynamite and his partner Davey Boy Smith were engaged in a heated rivalry with The Fabulous Rougeaus, Jacques, and Raymond.

According to multiple witnesses, the catalyst for the explosive incident was a prank orchestrated by Curt Hennig, which infuriated Dynamite. Seething with anger, Dynamite blindsided Jacques in a backstage area, launching a brutal assault that left Jacques with a swollen face.

Seeking retribution, Jacques retaliated later by pummeling Dynamite with a clenched fistful of coins, resulting in a gory spectacle.

Brutal Backstage Brawl: Dynamite vs. Jacques

As Prichard delved deeper into his recollection, he painted a grim picture of the chaos, with people shouting and blood spurting like a faucet from Dynamite's nose and mouth.

"Dynamite tried to raise his hands in defense, but Jacques continued to land punches," Prichard sighed. "Dynamite had no means of defense at that point. Jacques landed significant blows while Raymond stood guard, ensuring no interference.

Raymond made it clear, 'This is their fight. Let them fight.' " The amount of blood and the sight of teeth scattered on the ground left Prichard unnerved as he walked past the catering area. The severity of the situation prompted the intervention of Pat Patterson, who eventually separated the brawling duo.

Subsequently, the WWE roster was summoned for an emergency meeting by Patterson, Vince McMahon, and Hulk Hogan. Prichard explained Hogan's presence: "As the top guy, Hogan ensured that the situation wouldn't escalate further." Prichard acknowledged Dynamite's reputation as an unpleasant individual who engaged in relentless and mean-spirited pranks, leading many to perceive him as a bully.

While not claiming Jacques as the most popular figure in the dressing room, Prichard emphasized the respect Jacques garnered for standing up to the bully. He clarified that although the two men were not close friends, they did not exhibit an adversarial relationship backstage that hindered their ability to work together. Coincidentally, the Bulldogs departed WWE shortly after the Survivor Series, marking the end.

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