5 Questions! Volume 25: PCO-Pierre Carl Ouellet
Welcome to the 25th edition of 5 Questions! This started out as just a crazy idea and has turned in to a really good way of getting to know a little bit about the guys and gals of the wrestling industry. These were never intended to be super in depth but they have always been informative and hopefully fun. Today’s guest both takes me back to a simpler time, and yet fully represents today’s Independent Scene perfectly.
I remember when I was a kid when the man now known as PCO was a member of the hated (to me at least) Quebecers with Jacques Rougeau. They got a cheap WWF Tag Team Championship win over my beloved Steiner Brothers and then proceeded to dominate those belts for the next 8 months or so (other than some hiccups of a few days) and held those illustrious championships on 3 separate occasions. The team was so good that WWE.com ranked them as the 34th greatest team ever, that covers a lot of ground. When Rougeau retired, that left PCO to his own devices and he had to make an impact on his own.
Jean-Pierre LaFitte was not a great gimmick, but it was certainly memorable. His feud with Bret “The Hitman” Hart in 1995 over a stolen Jacket was both silly and awesome on the same time. It was silly because it was a damn jacket, but awesome because of the matches that came out of it. The battle they had at In Your House 3 was especially good. Unfortunately this singles run was not meant to last.
After his run as a pirate was over, PCO would be a rolling stone. He would re-team with an un-retired Jacques Rougeau in WCW as the Amazing French Canadians. They would unfortunately never rekindle the magic they had earlier with a really crowded WCW roster.
The duo would return to the WWF as The Quebecers but unfortunately the highlight of that run would be a “Brawl For All” loss to “Dr. Death” Steve Williams.
He would have a brief run in ECW before ending up joining Lance Storm in WCW as part of Team Canada. That resulted in him being presented with the WCW Hardcore Championship by Storm only to lose in short order.
Other than an in ring and backstage run in TNA, PCO mostly worked Indies until his retirement in 2011. Usually that’s where this type of story ends. But this story is a little different.
In 2016 he came back for a match, and then another, and then another. He then quickly became one of the most respected and talented guys on the Independent circuit…regardless of age. His is truly a comeback story for the history books. He went from a retired “90’s” wrestler into one of the hottest guys on the market right now. He’s not just doing a nostalgia run either, the man is having match of the night caliber outings every time out. He’s taking punishment that men half his age would be scared to take. To put it bluntly, he’s back and better than ever.
He also took the time to answer a couple of questions for us and here they are.
1: How do you feel about all the love you have gotten recently?
“The wave of love I’ve gotten is on a global scale, especially in the United States, they say that Americans do not like Quebecers. If anything, I have gotten standing ovations after every fight from one end to the other of the USA.”
2. What has been your favorite moment of the year so far?
“My WrestleMania weekend match at Joey Janela’s Spring Break against Walter and there are several others.”
3. How do you keep yourself in such tremendous shape?
“I train with Michel Roy, the best coach in the world!”
4. Taking it off wrestling for a moment. What is your favorite film?
“Men of Honor with Cuba Gooding Jr. and Robert Deniro and the Shawshank Redemption.”
5. Finally, I’m sure this has been asked, how much longer would you like to keep your career going?
“3 to 5 more Years!”
There we have it guys, another 5 Questions have come and gone.
Here comes my favorite part…
Remember the sole reason for these is to get some extra eyeballs on people, but this guy doesn’t really need that does he? Hell, he didn’t even give me anything he wanted to plug. I’m going to plug stuff anyway because that’s what we do here!
For bookings contact PCO at firstname.lastname@example.org
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Once again I would like to thank our guest for joining us today and spending some of his precious free time answering questions like this. It’s kinda surreal doing this, it’s only been a few months and interviewing a 3 time for WWE Tag team champion was not anything I expected this early in the game. I am humbled and happy that PCO took the time to answer some questions for us. If he is in your town or on any of the streaming sights please take the time to watch this miracle of nature continue to do what he does. Also follow him on all the social media listed because after all it’s only polite!