During his interview with VOC Nation, Ken Resnick named Sgt. Slaughter and Ric Flair as two stars that could have carried the WWE had Hulk Hogan not joined the company. Here’s what he had to say:
I do think Sarge could have. His GI Joe gung ho interviews would have talked people into coming to the match. He had the charisma coming to the ring. He wasn’t a real high flyer but neither was Hulk… To this day Sgt Slaughter is the only real life character that actually was included in the GI Joe toys (and) the GI Joe movie… Kids would have been bugging their parents to take them to see Sgt Slaughter who they saw in the comic books, whose toys they were playing with, and who they saw in the movie. I would say Sarge could have certainly carried it, not to the degree of Hulk.
If Hulk had not gone, I’m almost certain Vince would have gone after Ric Flair. He had the interviews, he had the charisma, the robes when he came out, (and) what he was able to do in the ring. If it had not been Hulk, I think Ric Flair could have done it. Obviously he would have been a face, he would have been great.
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Credit: VOC Nation. H/T 411Mania.