Sgt Slaughter is an icon on the 1980s, and a hero to children all across the United States.
The former US Marine (dubious) became a WWE Superstar during the companies’ heyday, battling the likes of Hulk Hogan and The Iron Sheik in some of the most memorable matches of all time.
Slaughter also starred in the GI Joe cartoon, which actually cost him many years of his wrestling career due to a dispute over merchandising his character.
While he wrestled full-time in the WWE until 1992, it would be another 20 years until he wrestled his last WWE match in 2012.
In that match, he took Antonio Cesaro in a short bout for the United States Championship.
Despite managing to lock in the Cobra Clutch on his Swiss opponent, Cesaro hit him with the Neutralizer and pinned Sgt Slaughter to win in the former WWE Champions final ever match, on December 31st, 2012.
However, it would be two more years until Sgt Slaughter would hang up his boots for good after his final ever match.
Sgt Slaughter Last Match
Sgt Slaughter’s last match in wrestling was at the NEW March Mayhem 2014 event on March 29th, 2014.
In this match, he teamed with Jeff Star to take on the duo of Dalton Castle and Jake Manning
The show took place at the Sullivan County Community College in Loch Sheldrake, New York, USA, and it does not seem like any footage has been made available for the bout.
Very little is known about Sgt Slaughter’s last match, as we cannot find any footage online of the encounter. We can speculate that he wins the match via submission after a Cobra Clutch, but that would just be mere speculation.
Sgt Slaughter was 65 at the time of his last match, although he does not see himself as retired.
He revealed to TMZ Sports in 2018 that he doesn’t consider himself retired, and is ready to wrestle – even in a singles match – if the WWE needed him to step into the ring one last time.
“No, I do not [consider myself retired],” Slaughter said. “Every once and a while, I get into the ring and somebody says something bad about the Sgt. or America, or wants to pick a fight with the Sgt. I’ve always got my bag with me and, whether it be a singles match – I’d prefer a tag match – but, I’ve always got the boots with me. The cobra clutch is always ready and the Slaughter Cannon is always loaded!”
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