Growing Up with the Sarge

The surprisingly profound impact 80s wrestling icon Sgt. Slaughter has had on my life.

Even though I was only six, I don’t think I’ll ever forget it. I was with my Dad and two older brothers at Madison Square Garden. And although I had been there before to see the Knicks or Rangers, this would prove to be something quite different. On this visit we were there to see people pummel each other inside a roped ring. No, it…