History Wrestling / SgtSlaughter

14th Sep '16 8:09:15 AM Briguy52748
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* BurningTheFlag: The unthinkable was definitely just that during Slaughter's face runs, as anyone who even so much as verbally insulted the American flag was in for a major beating. That said, this was considered -- briefly -- by the WWF's writing team during Slaughter's heel run, as an effort to build tremendous heel heat for this Iraqi sympathizer, and during a time when Slaughter was the WWF World Heavyweight Champion and America was engaged in the Persian Gulf War with Iraq. Fortunately, Slaughter nixed the idea, deciding that burning an American flag in an arena, even during a house show, would have very negative (to put it mildly) consequences for both him -- Slaughter and his family in particular had been the targets of some very frightening death threats -- and the WWF; it was bad enough that (off-camera) Slaughter was said to have "defaced the American flag." After some convincing by Slaughter and a few others, the WWF writing team decided that burning a Hulk Hogan T-shirt, while attached to a flagpole, would draw the desired heat and make its point -- that Hogan was weak and would stand no chance against Slaughter at WrestleMania VII.
22nd Aug '16 11:49:14 AM Briguy52748
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* DrillSergeantNasty: His original heel gimmick. Applies to his ''G.I. Joe'' counterpart as well, as he was brought on board for the express purpose of keeping the Joes in fighting shape.

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* DrillSergeantNasty: His original heel gimmick. Applies to his ''G.I. Joe'' counterpart as well, as he was brought on board for the express purpose of keeping the Joes in fighting shape.shape, although his cartoon version also stood up for his charges when required.



** While Sgt. Slaughter played an Iraqi sympathizer (during the UsefulNotes/GulfWar no less...), he was asked to burn an American flag before a match with HulkHogan. Slaughter refused, but offered to burn the next best thing, one of Hogan's trademark shirts on a stick.

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** While Sgt. Slaughter played an Iraqi sympathizer (during the UsefulNotes/GulfWar no less...), he was asked to burn an American flag before a match with HulkHogan. Slaughter refused, but offered to burn the next best thing, one of Hogan's trademark shirts on a stick. Reportedly, he only agreed to go along with the gimmick because the character was written in a way that he supported Iraq only because they were stronger than America, who had turned "soft."
25th Jul '16 5:00:51 PM JamesAustin
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!!! "READ MY TROPES YOU MAGGOTS, AND THAT'S AN ORDER!":

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!!! !! "READ MY TROPES YOU MAGGOTS, AND THAT'S AN ORDER!":
12th Jul '16 9:21:46 AM SomeoneElse17
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'''Robert Remus''' (born August 27, 1948), better known by his ring name '''Sgt Slaughter''', is an American former Wrestling/{{WWE}} personality and semi-retired professional wrestler. From the late 1970s to the early 1990s, Slaughter had success in the Wrestling/NationalWrestlingAlliance, Wrestling/AmericanWrestlingAssociation, and World Wrestling Federation. In the 1980s, an alternate version of the Sgt. Slaughter character was incorporated into the [[Franchise/GIJoe GI Joe: A Real American Hero]] toy line as well as its animated series and comic books. Among his in-ring achievements, he is a former [[http://www.wrestling-titles.com/wwe/wwe-h.html WWE World Heavyweight Champion]], a former 2x [[http://www.wrestling-titles.com/wcw/wcw-us-h.html NWA (Mid-Atlantic) United States Heavyweight Champion]] and a former [[http://www.wrestling-titles.com/us/midatlantic/nwa/ma-nwa-t.html NWA (Mid-Atlantic version) World Tag Team Champion]] with Don Kernodle.

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'''Robert Remus''' (born August 27, 1948), better known by his ring name '''Sgt '''Sgt. Slaughter''', is an American former Wrestling/{{WWE}} personality and semi-retired professional wrestler. From the late 1970s to the early 1990s, Slaughter had success in the Wrestling/NationalWrestlingAlliance, Wrestling/AmericanWrestlingAssociation, and World Wrestling Federation. In the 1980s, an alternate version of the Sgt. Slaughter character was incorporated into the [[Franchise/GIJoe GI Joe: A Real American Hero]] toy line as well as its animated series and comic books. Among his in-ring achievements, he is a former [[http://www.wrestling-titles.com/wwe/wwe-h.html WWE World Heavyweight Champion]], a former 2x [[http://www.wrestling-titles.com/wcw/wcw-us-h.html NWA (Mid-Atlantic) United States Heavyweight Champion]] and a former [[http://www.wrestling-titles.com/us/midatlantic/nwa/ma-nwa-t.html NWA (Mid-Atlantic version) World Tag Team Champion]] with Don Kernodle.
26th Apr '16 4:30:01 PM TheOneWhoTropes
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* CelebrityToons[=/=]HeyItsThatVoice (Did you know he was a member of Franchise/GIJoe?)
** Not only was he made into a Franchise/GIJoe character, he voiced all his cartoon appearances.

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* CelebrityToons[=/=]HeyItsThatVoice (Did you know he was a member of Franchise/GIJoe?)
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CelebrityToons Not only was he made into a Franchise/GIJoe character, he voiced all his cartoon appearances.
8th Mar '16 11:59:32 AM kyojikasshu
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* DrillSergeantNasty: His original heel gimmick.

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* DrillSergeantNasty: His original heel gimmick. Applies to his ''G.I. Joe'' counterpart as well, as he was brought on board for the express purpose of keeping the Joes in fighting shape.
9th Feb '16 6:25:49 PM BDA1978
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* NoIndoorVoice

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* NoIndoorVoiceNoIndoorVoice: His gimmick is a drill sergeant. What do you expect? Though he is very soft spoken when he isn't Sarging.
21st Dec '14 2:49:39 PM IndirectActiveTransport
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* InternationalShowdownByProxy: He fought Kaientai over claims Japan had a better education system
2nd Dec '14 6:05:29 AM Briguy52748
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* RedemptionQuest: Following SummerSlam 1991, in which Slaughter and his team ([[Wrestling/TheIronSheik Col. Mustafa]] and General Adnan) lost to Wrestling/HulkHogan and Wrestling/TheUltimateWarrior, a storyline was started that had Slaughter reflect on what his Iraqi sympathizer heel gimmick cost him and what it would take to regain trust of Americans. The path was started in a series of vignettes where he recited the Pledge of Allegiance with fans and school students. His face status was re-established in full when he helped save one-time adversary Hacksaw Jim Duggan from a 2-on-1 attack by Mustafa and Adnan. [[note]]Of course, it wasn't enough to stop fans from voting Slaughter the Most Hated Wrestler of the Year in the ''Pro Wrestling Illustrated'' magazine's 1991 year-end awards.[[/note]]

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* RedemptionQuest: Following SummerSlam 1991, in which Slaughter and his team ([[Wrestling/TheIronSheik Col. Mustafa]] and General Adnan) lost to Wrestling/HulkHogan and Wrestling/TheUltimateWarrior, the Wrestling/UltimateWarrior, a storyline was started that had Slaughter reflect on what his Iraqi sympathizer heel gimmick cost him and what it would take to regain trust of Americans. The path was started in a series of vignettes where he recited the Pledge of Allegiance with fans and school students. His face status was re-established in full when he helped save one-time adversary Hacksaw Jim Duggan from a 2-on-1 attack by Mustafa and Adnan. [[note]]Of course, it wasn't enough to stop fans from voting Slaughter the Most Hated Wrestler of the Year in the ''Pro Wrestling Illustrated'' magazine's 1991 year-end awards.[[/note]]
2nd Dec '14 6:04:48 AM Briguy52748
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* RedemptionQuest: Following SummerSlam 1991, in which Slaughter and his team ([[Wrestling/TheIronSheik Col. Mustafa]] and General Adnan) lost to Wrestling/HulkHogan and Wrestling/TheUltimateWarrior, a storyline was started that had Slaughter reflect on what his Iraqi sympathizer heel gimmick cost him and what it would take to regain trust of Americans. The path was started in a series of vignettes where he recited the Pledge of Allegiance with fans and school students. His face status was re-established in full when he helped save one-time adversary Hacksaw Jim Duggan from a 2-on-1 attack by Mustafa and Adnan. [[note]]Of course, it wasn't enough to stop fans from voting Slaughter the Most Hated Wrestler of the Year in the ''Pro Wrestling Illustrated'' magazine's 1991 year-end awards.[[/note]]
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