Sgt. Slaughter

Oct 17, 2009 - by Steve Gerweck

Photo credit: World Wrestling Entertainment, Inc.

Photo credit: World Wrestling Entertainment, Inc.

Real name: Robert Remus
Height: 6’3″
Weight: 310 lbs.
Date of birth: August 27, 1948
From: Parris Island, SC
Pro debut: 1972
Trained by: Verne Gagne
Finishing move: Cobra Clutch


– Sgt. Slaughter defeated Ricky Steamboat in a tournament final on October 4, 1981 in Charlotte, NC to claim the NWA United States title.
– On June 7, 1982, Sgt. Slaughter defeated Wahoo McDaniel in Greenville, NC to regain the United States title.
– Sgt. Slaughter and Don Kernodle were awarded the NWA World Tag Team title on September 17, 1982, following an injury to Gene Anderson.
– On July 24, 1983 in Toronto, Ontario, Sgt. Slaughter beat Angelo Mosca to capture the NWA Canadian title.
– Sgt. Slaughter and Jerry Blackwell defeated the Masked Superstar, King Tonga, and Adnan Al-Kassie in a “handicap steel cage” match in St. Paul, MN on April 21, 1985.
– At the Owen Promotions 60th Anniversary Show on May 21, 1985, Sgt. Slaughter beat Kendo Nagasaki in Portland, OR.
– At Superclash III on December 13, 1988, Sgt. Slaughter beat Col. DeBeers in a “boot camp” match.
– On January 19, 1991, Sgt. Slaughter defeated the Ultimate Warrior at Royal Rumble in Miami, FL to win the WWF title.
– At the 1991 Survivor Series, Sgt. Slaughter, “Hacksaw” Jim Duggan, Tito Santana, Kerry von Erich defeated Berzerker, Col. Mustafa, Skinner, and Hercules.
– Sgt. Slaughter, Duggan, Big Boss Man and Virgil defeated the Nasty Boys, Repo Man and the Mountie at Wrestlemania VIII.
– On March 11, 1999, Sgt. Slaughter defeated Skull Von Krush to capture the vacant USA Pro Wrestling title.
– Sgt. Slaughter was inducted into the WWE Hall of Fame on March 13, 2004.
– At Survivor Series ’06, Team Flair (Flair, Simmons, Rhodes and Sgt. Slaughter) defeated the Spirit Squad.
– Slaughter was released by WWE on January 13, 2009.
– Slaughter was voted into the GERWECK.NET Hall of Fame on November 30, 2010.

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