Sgt. Slaughter (Alive)
Robert Remus [1948 - Present]
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A four-time World Heavyweight Champion, the square-jawed Sgt. Slaughter began his professional wrestling career in Minneapolis, Minnesota. Always a fan favorite, the 6'6", 320 pound Slaughter carried on a memorable feud with The Iron Sheik during the early 1980s. At the Royal Rumble in 1991, Slaughter defeated The Ultimate Warrior to capture the WWF Championship but lost the title to Hulk Hogan at WrestleMania VII. Slaughter, who popularized a move known as the "Cobra Clutch," was inducted into the WWE Hall of Fame in 2004. Today, Slaughter devotes much of his time to helping raise funds for organizations such as St. Jude Children's Research Hospital.

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Dave - 2008-03-28 19:50:14
I was soooo pissed when he started waving the Iraqi flag during matches. I'm all for good entertainment, and it's fun to have a 'good' guy turn 'bad,' but to have a self-proclaimed US military guy suddenly proclaim that he's aligned himself with the enemy, at a time of war, was entirely wrong, because at the time REAL soldiers were dying. I understand showmanship, but please have some compassion/sense of the times/humanity. If he WAS a military man, I am totally ashamed of him. Regardless of wherever the 'storyline' took him! If not, I'm still ashamed that he would do that to further his career as a wrestler. Sure, controversy makes one interesting, but not over the dead bodies of kids.
Brad - 2009-01-02 19:45:08

Slaughter wasn't thrilled with the idea of portraying an Iraqi sympathizer, but back in the early 90's, (much like today), if you didn't want to do what Vince wanted, there wasn't much of another option, as WCW wasn't any kind of competition at that time. That being said, he did draw the line on several ideas they had for him, (such as burning an American flag). I suppose he could have flat out refused the whole angle, but not many pro wrestlers would turn down the chance to work a program with the two biggest stars in the industry at that time, (Hulk Hogan and Ultimate Warrior), at the "Superbowl" of wrestling, (Wrestlemania).

anon - 2009-01-06 20:51:17

too bad him waiving the iran flag didn't happen during the oliver north BS. then art wouldve imitated life so nicely...

You do know how old this is - 2009-02-01 19:20:01

No really don't make it modern noone know 9-11 would happen and even though the year isn't clear i'm sure it was done during the first invasion when we freed kawait, which we where achiving, so I think it's more of a reason to get wild up and boo. Not hate

mark coleman - 2009-07-12 19:04:01

i now him. he is a good freand to me

tom - 2009-09-08 23:47:50

i heard china is his daughter? is that true. plus sgt slaughter was a marine in real life i saw his picture when i was in the mueseum at parris island wheni gradauted.

Brad - 2009-09-11 22:36:35

Yes he is a former marine drill instructor, no Chyna is not his daughter.

Ernie - 2010-02-15 09:07:00

According to the book "WWE Legends", the Sarge got the idea for his character during a brief hiatus from wrestling (he briefly quit to help his dad run the family's construction/contracting business). He was sitting at home on a rainy day watching TV when the old Jack Webb movie "The D.I." came on and began to reminisce about his days in the Marines (he was never a real D.I.; just a normal "grunt"). The story goes that he went and got his old Marine cammies out to see if they still fit, and hatched the idea of a villainous drill instructor and first wrestled in that character while working for Cowboy Bill Watts in Watts' old territory, and the rest is history.

joe - 2010-02-28 17:57:34

he is dead now he died awhile ago.

 

[Editor's Note: According to online sources we checked, Sgt. Slaughter is still alive and even made an appearance on the Decade of SmackDown on October 2, 2009 where he had an altercation with the Iron Sheik!]

Randy - 2012-08-22 21:35:05

I ran into the Sarge yesterday in Tombstone Arizona. I have a picture to prove it! He was very nice and allowed us to snap a photo of him with my GF's kids!