Former WWE Superstar and current Ring of Honor Wrestling star Pierre Carl Ouellet recently spoke with SportingNews.com. During the interview, Ouellet claims that WWE Chairman Vince McMahon originally had plans to make Ouellet the WWE Champion at one point back in 1995. As fans may recall, Ouellet was working under the name of Jean-Pierre LaFitte during that time. His gimmick was that he was a pirate, and a "direct descendant" of the real-life French pirate Jean Lafitte.
Here is his statement to SportingNews.com:
There was a time when Vince McMahon and the management were going to go all the way with me and put the world title on me in Canada. After The Quebecers split up, me and Jacques worked some matches in Montreal that done brilliant business for the WWE with sold out stadiums. Vince was doing okay with the Canadian loop of Montreal, Quebec City, and Toronto and it was discussed that I’d win the belt from Bob Backlund in one of those cities to a big reception and then drop the belt to either Diesel or Bret back in America a few weeks later. I was essentially going to be a caretaker champion for a short period. In the end, for reasons I don’t know, Vince went off the idea and went in a different direction. The news made me sore as it was always my dream to be a world champion.