Online World of Wrestling is pleased to welcome Sergeant Slaughter into its Hall of Fame! Slaughter had an amazing career and his inclusion into the OWW Hall of Fame is long overdue.
OWW’s editor-in-chief David Buckler wrote this tribute to Sergeant Slaughter:
From the time of his debut in 1972 until he retired in the 1992, Sergeant Slaughter was one of the real stars in professional wrestling. The American patriot had major success in the NWA, AWA, and the WWF. His feuds with Pat Patterson, Bob Backlund, Stan Hansen, Larry Zbyszko, and the Iron Sheik are legendary. Among his many championships, Sergeant Slaughter famously defeated the Ultimate Warrior in 1991 to win the WWF world title. He then headlined WrestleMania VII, losing the belt to Hulk Hogan. At his peak Sergeant Slaughter was so famous that a cartoon version of his character was incorporated into the G.I. Joe toy line, animated series, and comic books. Slaughter is currently working in the WWE’s front offices. It is our pleasure to welcome Sergeant Slaughter into the OWW Hall of Fame!
Online World of Wrestling is pleased to welcome the Road Warriors, Hawk and Animal, into its Hall of Fame! The Road Warriors had an amazing career and their inclusion into the OWW Hall of Fame is long overdue.
OWW’s editor-in-chief David Buckler wrote this tribute to the Road Warriors:
Oooooh, what a rush! The Road Warriors were composed of Michael “Hawk” Hegstrand and Joseph “Animal” Laurinaitis and are perhaps the greatest tag team of all time. During their careers they won championships all over the world and in the process redefined the look of tag team wrestling, coming to the ring with intimidating face paint and large spikes, and using dominating power moves such as the innovative Doomsday Device. They achieved great success in all of the world’s largest promotions: the AWA, NWA, WCW, WWE, and Japan. Managed by Paul Ellering, the Road Warriors had legendary feuds with the Fabulous Freebirds, the Four Horsemen, Demolition, and the Steiner Brothers. On April 2, 2011, the Road Warriors with Paul Ellering were inducted into the WWE Hall of Fame. Sadly, Michael Hegstrand passed away in 2003.