Sgt. Slaughter

  • Born: 08/27/1948 in Detroit, Michigan
  • Birthname: Robert Rudolph Remus
  • Height & Weight: 6'6", 305 Ib
Titles Won:
  • WWF Championship
  • WWE Hall of Fame (Class of 2004)
  • NWA United States Heavyweight Championship (2 times)

He is a retired professional wrestler currently signed with the WWE in the ambassador program. From the late 1970s to the early 1990s, he had success in the National Wrestling Alliance, American Wrestling Association, and the World Wrestling Federation.

Among other titles, Slaughter held the WWF World Heavyweight Championship once and the NWA United States Heavyweight Championship twice. He headlined WrestleMania VII in a singles match against Hulk Hogan. As Sgt. Slaughter, Remus became known for his dark sunglasses, his large hat, and his Vietnam War-era military fatigues. In the 1980s, an alternate version of the Sgt. Slaughter character was incorporated into the G.I. Joe: A Real American Hero toy line as well as its animated series and comic books.

Notable Feuds

vs. Pat Patterson

vs. Bob Backlund

vs. Sheik Adnan Al-Kaissey

vs. The Iron Sheik

vs. Col. DeBeers

vs. Nikolai Volkoff

vs. Hulk Hogan

vs. Triple H & Chyna

Other Notable Achievements

AWA America’s Championship

AWA British Empire Heavyweight Championship

NWA Central States Heavyweight Championship (3 times)

NWA Canadian Heavyweight Championship (Toronto version)

NWA World Tag Team Championship (Mid-Atlantic version) – with Don Kernodle

NWF Americas Championship

NCW Heavyweight Championship

NWA United States Tag Team Championship (Tri-State version) – with Buck Robley

Professional Wrestling Hall of Fame Class of 2016

Wrestling Observer Newsletter award: Match of the Year (1981) vs. Pat Patterson in an Alley Fight on May 21