Sarge never did much for me as a wrestler, but I think he doesn’t get nearly the credit he deserves as a cultural icon. He took a giant chin and a fairly straightforward military wrestling gimmick and ended up becoming a breakout star in arguably the 80’s most popular cartoon show. Wrestling fans loved him, and GI Joe fans loved him, and while there was likely a pretty big crossover there, he covered an amazing amount of ground for a guy named “Slaughter”. And that doesn’t even take the action figures into account.
|Cobra Clutch: Slaughter debuted in two separate figure lines when he was initially released.|
A lifetime of Slaughter: Interpretations of the Sarge over the years