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With the anniversary of the 9/11 attacks around the corner, I felt it only appropriate to write a post on some of the most patriotic wrestlers. On Veterans' Day, I wrote a piece about wrestlers who have served our country and some who played veterans too. Here's a link to that post, I'm not going to repeat those guys here.
I would also argue that the term patriotic isn't just reserved for the red, white, and blue; for example the Iron Sheik, Mohammed Hussein, and Nikita Koloff were also patriotic as they showed love for their country. But today I'm focusing on the American patriot. Just wanted to get that out of the way.
Duggan eventually left the WWF and headed to WCW. He kept the America loving gimmick until he joined Team Canada. Personally, I thought that was one of the all time lamest heel turns in history of wrestling. I just couldn't get behind the character, nor see the logic in the turn. It felt like WCW was trying to recreate Sgt. Slaughter's turn the WWF did several years earlier. None the less, Duggan would go back to his America loving ways and still carries Old Glory on his way to the ring.
Obviously, these are just a few of wrestling's most patriotic stars. Can't forget about Hulk Hogan from the 80's and early 90's. Mr. America, remember him? And the tag team of the Patriots from NWA/WCW.
Who are some of your favorite patriots of the ring? Post here or on Facebook, Twitter, or YouTube.