WWE Hall of Famer Sgt. Slaughter who is also a former WWE World Heavyweight Champion recently shared his belief on why WrestleMania VII changed its venue. Slaughter fought Hulk Hogan for the WWE Championship on the main event of the show.
The match between SGT Slaughter and Hulk Hogan which was the main event of WrestleMania VII was never been critically acclaimed but it was very important for a number of reasons. The main reason was the back story of this match. Slaughter was a fresh new main event star back then to challenge Hulk Hogan. It was a special match indeed.
Sgt. Slaughter Reveals Why WrestleMania VII Changed Venue
Slaughter has always been a natural babyface. Patriotic gimmicks were quite common back in the time. There were anti American gimmicks as well. There was quite common law back in the time, if you are a foreigner, and you are proud of your country, then you are against the USA and a heel of course.
Slaughter was a proud American militant who betrayed his country and turned heel. At Royal Rumble pay per view event of 1991, he defeated The Ultimate Warrior ending his 293 days run as the WWE champion. At WrestleMania VII, how can challenged Slaughter and defeated him to win the title.
SGT Slaughter who is also a former WWE world champion recently spoke to Inside The Ropes where he talked about his belief on why WrestleMania VII changed its venue. He said;
“I heard different stories. They didn’t draw, didn’t do this, didn’t do that. Well, we had the biggest pay-per-view for a long, long time and Vince told me that the reason we didn’t do it was because of the security. Because of all the death threats and everything, Vince said he wasn’t going to pay the $3 million that it was going to cost to secure the Coliseum and we were going to go indoors instead.”
“That was the biggest let-down of all, that after all that work and all the things that my family and I went through, to be told that we couldn’t have the opportunity to break the record of Detroit [WrestleMania III], the 93,000, and have 104,000. In our business when they have your name and your opponent’s name, and behind it, or next to it, there’s usually two letters—‘SO’— sold out. If that’s on there, it’s like a badge on your chest.
“To have sold out the L.A. Coliseum would have been something that went with me to my grave. I would have made sure everybody knew about that the rest of my life because that’s something that has never happened. That was the most disappointing part of it all.”