WWE Comments on Frenchy's Passing; Fourth Generation Wrestler Getting Another Tryout
WWE.com posted the following yesterday:
WWE is saddened to learn that Jean Gagné, known to WWE fans as Frenchy Martin, has passed away.
Though he began his WWE career as a competitor, Martin is best remembered for his time as the manager of the mighty Dino Bravo. Donning a brash monocle and a sequined beret, Martin helped his fellow French Canadian find success in 1987, while enraging American fans by carrying around a sign that read “USA Is Not OK.” Martin’s ringside antics made him a memorable face of WWE in the late ’80s despite a relatively brief run.
WWE extends its condolences to Gagné’s family, friends and fans.
— Cedric Rougeau – the son of former WWE superstar Jacques Rougeau – will be getting another tryout with WWE in early 2017. His first tryout didn’t go as well as planned and he also missed the second day, but will be brought back because he’s from a wrestling dynasty, is huge (6’6″ and 300 lbs) and is only 23.
Source: Wrestling Observer Newsletter. Subscription information available at f4wonline.com