Sgt. Slaughter: "We Abused Our Bodies"

The WWE legend stopped by Taz & The Moose for a candid in-studio interview

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February 14, 2019 - 9:32 am

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WWE legend Sgt. Slaughter dropped by Taz & The Moose for a candid in-studio interview Thursday. He discussed numerous topics, including WrestleMania 35, his Hall of Fame career, and how the WWE compares to the WWF.

“The athlete is so much better,” Slaughter said of today’s wrestlers. “They’re bigger, they’re stronger, they know how to work out correctly, they eat right. We just grabbed what we could on the road. We were our own doctors. Now we have doctors and chiropractors and trainers. We just abused our bodies not only in the ring, but after. It’s just a better athlete, like any sport would be.”

Taz also pointed out that the schedule is more manageable these days. Slaughter agreed.

“I remember wrestling 14 times in one week,” Slaughter said. “There were (times) when I’d be gone 100 days or more at a time from home. I hollered at Vince (McMahon), I screamed at him, I rode with him – finally we got him in the ring and I showed him what I was trying to tell him: the ring is our stage, and now we got the best rings possible.”

Click below to listen to Slaughter’s interview in its entirety.