Today in Pro Wrestling History: (March 24) – The Hulkster Saves America

Today in Pro Wrestling History: On March 24th, 1991, at the LA Sports Arena, WrestleMania VII: Stars & Stripes Forever became a memorable event in WWF history.

Hulk Hogan, in a match charged with patriotic fervor, defeated Sgt. Slaughter to win the WWF World title for the third time.

Today in Pro Wrestling History: March 24th – The Hulkster Saves America

Today In Pro Wrestling History March 24
Hulk Hogan and Sgt. Slaughter.

The storyline was steeped in controversy, as Sgt. Slaughter had turned his back on America to sympathize with Iraq, amidst real-world military tensions between the U.S. and Iraq. This angle led to a change in the event’s venue from the Los Angeles Memorial Sports Coliseum to the LA Sports Arena.

Officially, this was due to security concerns and death threats against Slaughter. However, there were also reports that slow ticket sales and the inability to fill the larger Coliseum were the real reasons for the venue shift.

These stories may also interest you:

https://youtu.be/DjN7_C3DKRs

We have hundreds of great Pro Wrestling Stories, but of course, you can’t read them all today. Sign up to unlock ten pro wrestling stories curated uniquely for YOU, plus subscriber-exclusive content. A special gift from us awaits after signing up!

Want More? Choose another story!

Be sure to follow us on Facebook, X/Twitter, Instagram, Threads, YouTube, TikTok, and Flipboard!
Pro Wrestling Stories is committed to accurate, unbiased wrestling content rigorously fact-checked and verified by our team of researchers and editors. Any inaccuracies are quickly corrected, with updates timestamped in the article's byline header.
Got a correction, tip, or story idea for Pro Wrestling Stories? Contact us! Learn about our editorial standards here.

This post may contain affiliate links, which means we may earn a commission at no extra cost to you. This helps us provide free content for you to enjoy!

Be sure to follow Pro Wrestling Stories on Twitter @pws_official and Facebook @prowrestlingstories to keep up with the latest!