Sgt. Slaughter Teases WrestleMania On Mars, Revels In The Growth Of NXT

WWE legend Sgt. Slaughter says WrestleMania is getting so big that it may need to conquer another planet one day.

Speaking to the Orlando Sentinel, the former WWE Champion had nothing but good things to say about how far WrestleMania has come since 1985 and what WrestleMania and more so, the Hall of Fame ceremony, means to the WWE family.

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“It’s worldwide now, and it’s been that way for quite a while, We’ll have shows in Florida one day and England the next. But it’s getting to, ‘Where do we go from here?’ Man has been to the moon, but [WrestleMania] might as well go to Mars,” he said in jest. “It’s like a family reunion, You’re on the road for years and years with the talent and then they go away and you go away. Then the Hall of Fame and WrestleMania come along and you all get to see each other again, get in a corner and start talking. … They should have a microphone or a camera in there; it’s well worth it.”

Orlando is, of course, the home of the WWE Performance Center, and when asked about the growth of NXT, Slaughter admitted to being an all of what has become of WWE’s developmental system.

“It used to be a place where we would come in for two weeks and tour the whole state, and now we’re here permanently,” said Slaughter. “NXT started out to be kind of our minor league so we could get the Performance Center … and now they’ve risen, They’re knocking on the door of Smackdown and Raw, saying, ‘let us in, we’re ready.'”

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