For decades now the WWE (or WWF as it was known) has been something of a family business.
From Ric and Charlotte Flair and the McMahon's, to the numerous members of the Anoaʻi family who have stepped foot in the squared circle, the company has always embraced the idea that the apple doesn't fall far from the tree when it comes to wrestling talent.
And it looks like they are about to test that theory once again after a report today revealed the son of one WWE stalwart is set to take part in a try out at the Performance Center in the next few months.
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According to WrestlingNews.co, Cedric Rougeau, the son of wrestling veteran Jacques Rougeau, will try out for the WWE this September.
Per the report:
"Cedric’s name first came up within WWE about a year ago. He and Jacques met with WWE before the 5/4/15 event in Montreal and they finally got the call this week."
Jacques Rougeau is one of Canada's most successful wrestlers and is a four-time WWE/WWF champion, having competed in the organisation between 1986 and 2000.
The now 56-year-old won the WWF Tag Team championship on three separate occasions and, during his run as The Mountie, was also a one-time Intercontinental champion. He also spent time in WCW.
The Rougeau family itself is well respected within the wrestling industry as a whole and their name has been associated with the business since the 1940s.
In fact, Cedric is the fourth generation of the family to have made his living as a professional wrestler. Despite being relatively young at just 23-years-old, he certainly has the look of a WWE Superstar, as you can see in the below photo with Hulk Hogan:
According to WrestlingNews.com, he stands at 6' 8" tall and weighs in at around 285 pounds.
It remains to be seen whether Cedric will do enough to impress the WWE come September, but he has been wrestling at his father's Rougeau Wrestling School since 2011 so he isn't coming in completely raw.
Moreover, given his family's connection to the business and the genes he has been blessed with, it wouldn't come as much of a surprise were he to be given an extended run at the Performance Center.
With the WWE already boasting a number of Canadian stars on their roster - namely, Sami Zayn and Kevin Owens - Cedric Rougeau could be the next in line to represent the maple leaf.