Speaking on the Something To Wrestle With Podcast, Bruce Prichard spoke about some controversial plans that WWE (then WWF) had for Sgt Slaughter in 1991.
Bruce Prichard denied the rumours that WWE wanted Sgt Slaughter to burn the US flag on NBC’s Main Event V, but said that WWE did discuss the idea for that year’s Royal Rumble pay-per-view.
To do it on this NBC special is 100% false. There was discussion to do it at Royal Rumble, there was never discussion or there was no plan at all to do it on NBC in any way shape or form. That’s just made up horse sh*t that people reading the dirt rags and the made up bullsh*t.
Bruce Prichard noted that Jesse Ventura came up with the idea, and despite it being legal to do, higher-ups decided not to go ahead with the controversial idea for obvious reasons:
“There was a lot of discussion about doing it because it was legal and it was Jesse Ventura who came to us with the idea. It had made the news of people burning the flag in protest, this is something that Slaughter could do to get heat. Obviously, better judgment prevailed and it was decided not the kind of heat we want regardless of whether it’s legal or not, regardless whether it’s accepted. The one time we considered doing it was at the Royal Rumble.”
Thanks to WrestlingInc for the transcription.