Then he left WWF because of a licensing dispute with Hasbro over the Sgt Slaughter GI Joe action figure.
So maybe were it not for that he could have been a bigger star. But I don't know. Kind of a one trick pony.
Actually, that's not right. His original gimmick that I saw was the patriot thing. Same as Hogan. So to feud against Hogan, he became an Iraqi sympathiser. The US was either at war or about to be at war with Iraq at the time.
But it didn't make any sense. Why would he suddenly support Iraq? It came from nowhere. It was solely because they wanted him to feud with Hogan.
Check out his old stuff from Midsouth and whatnot on Youtube and you see that was a heel just by virtue of being a US marine. That's much more interesting. But in the jingoistic miltary-loving era of the early 1990s, you couldn't have a heel US soldier. You couldn't have it today either. It shows how much things have changed. There was still hostility toward the military because of Vietnam and whatnot but then they had to drum up support for them again in order to gain support for more military adventures. The World Wrestling Federation was a willing puppet in this propaganda.
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