WWE Hall of Famer says he helped name The Undertaker, says he has voiced displeasure over the way Daniel Bryan and Dolph Ziggler have been used

Posted in: WWE News, Interview Highlights
Dec 6, 2013 - 12:42 PM

WWE Hall of Famer Sgt. Slaughter told Arda Ocal of the Baltimore Sun that he feels WWE should be doing a better job with Daniel Bryan and Dolph Ziggler. "I don't think he's being treated fairly," Slaughter said. [The people at WWE] are making him work awfully hard to be successful and he's not letting them down. He's working harder than ever. He's like a giant slayer. He takes on the biggest and the best. Kind of like Dolph Ziggler -- he's another talent I thought he wasn't being used right, and I brought it up in several production meetings that they shouldn't do his character as they were.

"It takes time. You can't do it for everybody. For example, a guy like Randy Orton, there wasn't much to teach him inside the ring. I wrestled his grandfather and his father. All the teaching for him was done outside the ring. He was a tough nut to crack. He had a mind of his own, and still does. He's another talent that exceeds and has so much ability."

Slaughter also recalled contributing to the naming of The Undertaker. "We would have meetings after shows to talk about what happened and plan things out creatively," Slaughter said. "The topic turned to Mark and Vince said he had an idea for a character name and he brought up the name Paul Bearer. The next day I went to Vince and I said I didn't really care for that name for Mark in particular. I thought he looked different than that, and Vince said 'like an Undertaker?' and I said yeah! Maybe we should do Paul Bearer as his manager." Read the full interview at

Powell's POV: Slaughter also spoke about scouting indy talent for WWE and recalled more about Undertaker. He also spoke about the origin of Rock's "It Doesn't Matter" catchphrase.

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