The Most Patriotic Wrestlers In WWE History Revealed
For our special 4th of July piece, we look at the most patriotic wrestlers in WWE history. Read on to find out who made it on our list!
A lot of successful wrestlers had a patriotic theme, so there were many WWE wrestlers we could choose from. So, which of the patriotic wrestlers have made it to our list? Read on to find out!
WWE Legend Hulk Hogan
This addition to our list is a no-brainer. When you think of a patriotic wrestler in the WWE, you immediately think about Hulk Hogan. Even his theme music is patriotic, as he defined the wrestling scene in the 80s with “I am a real American!”
The patriotic nature of Hulk Hogan did not stop with his persona and theme music, he also faced the likes of Nikolai Volkoff and the Iron Sheik. Naturally, facing these characters gave him an even more patriotic feel.
Another patriotic wrestler that could not be missing from this list is Olympic gold medallist and WWE legend Kurt Angle. From his ring attire to winning a gold medal for the United States in wrestling, there is nothing about this man that is not patriotic.
Kurt Angle made the transition from Olympic wrestling to sports entertainment beautifully. He has a love for the wrestling business that is unmatched and many of his matches have gone down in history as some of the best the WWE have ever seen. Needless to say, Kurt Angle has earned a spot on this patriotic list.
Hacksaw Jim Duggan
Hacksaw Jim Duggan might be before the time of most of our readers. Despite that, a lot of fans in the WWE Universe know Jim Duggan. If the name does not ring a bell just yet, we are talking about the man who runs around with a 2X4, the American Flag and shouts USA in the beginning of each match.
Jim Duggan has been inducted in the Hall of Fame a couple of years ago and he was also the first Royal Rumble winner in history. So, his name could not be missing from this patriotic overview.
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When you think about patriotic wrestlers in the WWE, you cannot forget about a wrestler with the name, The Patriot. The man behind The Patriot is Del Wilkes.
Everything about The Patriot was obviously patriotic, and this was not limited to his name alone. The Patriot had a mask with a stars and stripes design. He also carried an American flag and always defended the American values against the likes of the Hart Foundation and the British Bulldog. It does not get more patriotic than that.
Interestingly, the theme song that used to be The Patriot’s was later used by none other than Kurt Angle. It seems that patriotism often requires the same theme music.
You may not think that The Undertaker is not patriotic, but then you would be forgetting about his American Bad Ass gimmick. That is right, The Undertaker switched characters at one point. He even came down the ring on a motorcycle with an American flag on the back. Do I need to say more about this?