Sid Eudy took his name from the bassist but in his early WWF days, he was known as Sid Justice.
But what I find interesting in this video is the Sgt Slaughter heel turn. Previously, he feuded with Col Mustafa (aka The Iron Sheik) and General Adnan who were legitimately Iranian and Iraqi respectively. But then he joined them. Doesn't really make sense. Maybe it was explained, I don't know.
It's just interesting how Sgt Slaughter was originally a heel just by virtue of being a drill sergeant. This was in the early 80s so the conflict in Vietnam only recently ended. People had memories of it. They didn't like the military and drill sergeants were particularly unpleasant.
But just within a few years, America became a pro-military, jingoist country happy to commit troops on questionable military adventures. Sgt Slaughter played the exact same character that he always had but the audience had changed. What was hated in the early 80s was loved in the early 90s.
So the only way to get the heat back was to defect to Iraq during the build up to Desert Storm. But even as a kid I felt my intelligence being insulted. Why would Sgt Slaughter become an Iraqi sympathiser? He could just be against the war and that would have been enough to make him a heel. I guess the WWF wasn't about subtelty at the time.
In other news, went to M£S the other day for grocries. They had some good shit in there. Loads of ready meals. I don't really get those since that horsemeat thing and they were never good anyway but I'm always tempted.
It's a good area for grocery shopping, though. There are three places in the same little mall area. There's a really big Sainsburys, a pretty big M£S, and some kind of pound shop or discount tree or something that I haven't been in but looks pretty big. So something for everyone from the totally impoverished to the American expatriate London bigshots.
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