“I fought and bled in Vietnam!” declares Sgt. Slaughter, thundering out into the boxing ring. Facing whoever his opponent is. I find him pretty easy to draw. These days, they call themselves WWE. Back when I first saw them on a real TV, they were WWE. Ravishing Rick Rude stands out in my memory.
Each of these “characters” comes with his own theme song, entrance video, and at least one costume. I say all these wrestlers have a good grasp on the concept of “personal branding”. Rowdy Roddy Piper and Rick Rude have died. RIP Rowdy and Rick. I’m sure Rowdy has been buried with a lifetime supply of bubble gum. Ha, ha, ha!