History Wrestling / JesseVentura

28th Mar '16 8:27:48 AM JamesAustin
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* AndThisIsFor: When Ventura threw Wrestling/ShaneMcMahon out of the ring at ''SummerSlam 1999'', he (in)famously shouted, "That's for your [[Wrestling/VinceMcMahon old man]], you little bastard!"

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* AndThisIsFor: When Ventura threw Wrestling/ShaneMcMahon out of the ring at ''SummerSlam ''[=SummerSlam=] 1999'', he (in)famously shouted, "That's for your [[Wrestling/VinceMcMahon old man]], you little bastard!"



--> ''[After literally throwing out Wrestling/ShaneMcMahonfor interfering]'' That's for your [[Wrestling/VinceMcMahon old man]], you little bastard!

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--> ''[After literally throwing out Wrestling/ShaneMcMahonfor Wrestling/ShaneMcMahon for interfering]'' That's for your [[Wrestling/VinceMcMahon old man]], you little bastard!
28th Mar '16 8:20:15 AM JamesAustin
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'''James George Janos''' (born July 15, 1951) is an American retired professional wrestler, actor, politician and broadcasting personality from the UsefulNotes/TwinCities. He performed in the [[Wrestling/AmericanWrestlingAssociation AWA]] and [[Wrestling/{{WWE}} the World Wrestling Federation]] under the name '''Jesse "The Body" Ventura''', a {{Heel}}, from the mid-1970s until the mid-1980s, when he had to leave the ring due to blood clots in his lungs (which he claimed were the effects of exposure to Agent Orange). At that point, he took up color commentary with both the WWF and Wrestling/{{WCW}}. He also competed in the NWA Central States territory in UsefulNotes/KansasCity, NWA Pacific Northwest Wrestling in UsefulNotes/{{Portland}}, OR and NWA UsefulNotes/{{Hawaii}}. He is a former [[http://www.wrestling-titles.com/awa/awa-t.html AWA World Tag Team Champion]] with Adrian Adonis.

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'''James George Janos''' (born July 15, 1951) is an American retired professional wrestler, actor, politician and broadcasting personality from the UsefulNotes/TwinCities. Minneapolis, Minnesota. He performed in the [[Wrestling/AmericanWrestlingAssociation AWA]] Wrestling/AmericanWrestlingAssociation and the [[Wrestling/{{WWE}} the World Wrestling Federation]] WWF]] under the name '''Jesse "The Body" Ventura''', a {{Heel}}, from the mid-1970s until the mid-1980s, when he had to leave the ring due to blood clots in his lungs (which he claimed were the effects of exposure to Agent Orange). At that point, he took up color commentary with both the WWF and Wrestling/{{WCW}}. He also competed in the NWA Central States territory in UsefulNotes/KansasCity, NWA Pacific Northwest Wrestling in UsefulNotes/{{Portland}}, OR and NWA UsefulNotes/{{Hawaii}}. He is a former [[http://www.wrestling-titles.com/awa/awa-t.html AWA World Tag Team Champion]] with Adrian Adonis.



In late 2003, Ventura hosted a show on {{MSNBC}} called ''Jesse Ventura's America''. He returned to broadcasting in 2009 with ''Conspiracy Theory with Jesse Ventura''.

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In late 2003, Ventura hosted a show on {{MSNBC}} Creator/{{MSNBC}} called ''Jesse Ventura's America''. He returned to broadcasting in 2009 with ''Conspiracy Theory with Jesse Ventura''.



* AHandfulForAnEye: Weightlifting powder
* [[LoopholeAbuse Ain't No Rule]] says a wrestler can't be governor.
* AndThisIsFor: When Ventura threw ShaneMcMahon out of the ring at SummerSlam '99, he (in)famously shouted, "That's for your old man, you little bastard!"

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* AHandfulForAnEye: Weightlifting powder
* [[LoopholeAbuse Ain't No Rule]] says a wrestler can't be governor.
powder.
* AndThisIsFor: When Ventura threw ShaneMcMahon Wrestling/ShaneMcMahon out of the ring at SummerSlam '99, ''SummerSlam 1999'', he (in)famously shouted, "That's for your [[Wrestling/VinceMcMahon old man, man]], you little bastard!"



* AuthorityEqualsAsskicking: Okay, so he was a wrestler ''before'' becoming a governor, but ''still.''
** His role as ref during the 1999 ''Wrestling/{{SummerSlam}}'' main event.
---> (''After literally throwing out [[Wrestling/ShaneMcMahon Shane [=McMahon=]]] for interfering'') That's for your [[Wrestling/VinceMcMahon old man]], you little bastard!

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* AuthorityEqualsAsskicking: Okay, so he was a wrestler ''before'' becoming a governor, but ''still.''
** His
still. One example of him being this while being governor is his role as ref during the 1999 ''Wrestling/{{SummerSlam}}'' main event.
---> (''After --> ''[After literally throwing out [[Wrestling/ShaneMcMahon Shane [=McMahon=]]] for interfering'') Wrestling/ShaneMcMahonfor interfering]'' That's for your [[Wrestling/VinceMcMahon old man]], you little bastard!



* {{Badass}}: Certainly as far as governors go. Look at any of his interviews. Especially the ones by Fox. The guy was a Navy SEAL for God's sake.
** Only in the loosest sense of the word. James Janos was a UDT member stationed in the Phillipines. Despite his claims of combat experience, he never came within 100 miles of Vietnam. When UDT members were asked to volunteer for SEAL duty in Vietnam due to high casualties among the SEAL teams, Janos conspicuously refused to volunteer.

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* {{Badass}}: Certainly as far as governors go. Look at any of his interviews. Especially the ones by Fox. The guy When it comes to his claim that he was a Navy SEAL for God's sake.
** Only in the loosest sense of the word.
though, let's just say that requires some clarification. James Janos was a UDT member stationed in the Phillipines. Despite his claims of combat experience, he never came within 100 miles of Vietnam. When UDT members were asked to volunteer for SEAL duty in Vietnam due to high casualties among the SEAL teams, Janos conspicuously refused to volunteer.



* CatchPhrase[=/=]VerbalTic: "I tell ya what, [[Wrestling/GorillaMonsoon Gorilla]]..."
** At least OnceAnEpisode of his ''Conspiracy Theory'' show, he would find an excuse to indignantly exclaim "I was a Governor)!" usually in regards to not being allowed inside some secure facility.
** "[[CombatPragmatist Win if you can, lose if you must, but always cheat.]]" (which he borrowed from [[Wrestling/GeorgeWagner Gorgeous George.]]
* {{Cloudcuckoolander}}: Some people see him as this in light of the conspiracy theories he espouses...
** ConspiracyTheorist:... on his tv show about them.
*** For a time, he was one of ''the'' most vocal proponents of the 9/11 conspiracy theory.
* CoolOldGuy: If you think putting a wrestler in the white house would be cool, Jesse thinks there should probably be one in there. People have said they'd like to see him run for it, even people who wouldn't vote for him.

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* CatchPhrase[=/=]VerbalTic: CatchPhrase:
** As an announcer in WWF,
"I tell ya what, [[Wrestling/GorillaMonsoon Gorilla]]..."
** At least OnceAnEpisode of his ''Conspiracy Theory'' show, he would find an excuse to indignantly exclaim "I was a Governor)!" Governor!", usually in regards to not being allowed inside some secure facility.
** "[[CombatPragmatist Win if you can, lose if you must, but always cheat.]]" (which ]]", which he borrowed from [[Wrestling/GeorgeWagner Gorgeous George.]]
George]].
* {{Cloudcuckoolander}}: Some people see him as this in light of the conspiracy theories he espouses...
** ConspiracyTheorist:...
espouses on his tv TV show about them.
*** * ConspiracyTheorist: To the point that his made a TV show about them, ''Conspiracy Theory''. For a time, he was one of ''the'' most vocal proponents of the 9/11 conspiracy theory.
* CoolOldGuy: If you think putting a wrestler in the white house White House would be cool, Jesse Ventura thinks there should probably be one in there. People have said they'd like to see him run for it, even people who wouldn't vote for him.



* DirtyCoward: Allergic to direct confrontation, even from much smaller or non malicious "adversaries".
* ExpansionPackPast: Navy SEAL (technically, UDT, or Underwater Demolition Team, which merged with the [=SEALs=] after he left), bodyguard for [[Music/TheRollingStones the Stones]], [[BadassBiker member of the outlaw motorcycle gang "The Mongols"]]...
* {{Expy}}: The bleach-blond locks, wild facial hair and colorful outfits he wore as a wrestler (and later as a commentator) were clearly influenced by [[Wrestling/SuperstarBillyGraham "Superstar" Billy Graham]]. As a commentator, Ventura would [[LampshadeHanging lampshade]] this by claiming [[HypocriticalHumor Graham stole HIS look]].
* FinishingMove: The Overhead Gutwrench Backbreaker Rack.
* FollowTheLeader: Political version. There was a time, hard to believe, when Gov. Ventura was the envy and inspiration of the wrestling world. Hulk Hogan almost immediately hit the airwaves to announce his (first of many) Presidential run, while Wrestling/RicFlair contemplated running for Governor of North Carolina. Sadly the world was denied President Hogan, Vice President Ventura, and Secretary of State Flair.

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* DirtyCoward: Allergic to direct confrontation, confrontation in the ring, even from much smaller or non malicious "adversaries".
* ExpansionPackPast: Navy SEAL (technically, UDT, or Underwater Demolition Team, which merged with the [=SEALs=] after he left), bodyguard for [[Music/TheRollingStones the Stones]], Music/TheRollingStones, [[BadassBiker member of the outlaw motorcycle gang "The Mongols"]]...
* {{Expy}}: The bleach-blond locks, wild facial hair and colorful outfits he wore as a wrestler (and later as a commentator) were clearly influenced by [[Wrestling/SuperstarBillyGraham "Superstar" Billy Graham]]. As a commentator, Ventura would [[LampshadeHanging lampshade]] {{lampshade|Hanging}} this by claiming [[HypocriticalHumor Graham stole HIS look]].
* FinishingMove: The Overhead Gutwrench Backbreaker Rack.
* FollowTheLeader: Political version. There was a time, hard to believe, when Gov. Ventura was the envy and inspiration of the wrestling world. Hulk Hogan almost immediately hit the airwaves to announce his (first of many) Presidential run, while Wrestling/RicFlair contemplated running for Governor of North Carolina. Sadly the world was denied President Hogan, Vice President Ventura, and Secretary of State Flair.
gutwrench backbreaker rack.



* JerkJock: Often accused of being one.

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* JerkJock: Often accused For all of being one.the GorgeousGeorge aestetics of his wrestling persona, it also had shades of this.



* MaliciousMisnaming: during his run as heel commentator in the WWF, has often called several face wrestlers disparaging names to help put them over. Most notable are Wrestling/HulkHogan (whom he's called "Chump" Hogan) and Wrestling/TitoSantana (nee "Chico" Santana). Santana remarked about this once in his biography, saying in fact that he encouraged Ventura the two shared mutual respect for one another to refer to him as "Chico" to help boost his popularity.

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* MaliciousMisnaming: during During his run as heel commentator in the WWF, has often called several face wrestlers disparaging names to help put them over. Most notable are Wrestling/HulkHogan (whom he's called "Chump" Hogan) and Wrestling/TitoSantana (nee "Chico" Santana). Santana remarked about this once in his biography, saying in fact that he encouraged Ventura the two shared mutual respect for one another to refer to him as "Chico" to help boost his popularity.



* SitcomArchNemesis: [[Radio/APrairieHomeCompanion Garrison Keillor]].

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* SitcomArchNemesis: SitcomArchNemesis:
**
[[Radio/APrairieHomeCompanion Garrison Keillor]].



* {{Unperson}}: His commentary is often edited out of [=DVDs=] released by WWE.
** Subverted with box sets and shows on the WWE Network.
* TestosteronePoisoning: All the memes and bragging about his being tough can ''easily'' come across this way....

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* {{Unperson}}: His commentary is often edited out of [=DVDs=] released by WWE.
**
WWE. Subverted later with box sets and shows on the WWE Network.
* TestosteronePoisoning: All the memes and bragging about his being tough can ''easily'' come across this way....way...



* YouKeepUsingThatWord: He helped Wrestling/{{Sheamus}} on his way to become WWE Champion after declaring their was a conspiracy to keep the belt on Wrestling/JohnCena. Problem? Conspiracy implies something is covered up, kept secret, ect. WWE has not been the least bit shy about letting the whole world know about its favoritism of John Cena.

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* YouKeepUsingThatWord: He helped Wrestling/{{Sheamus}} on his way to become WWE Champion after declaring their was a conspiracy to keep the belt on Wrestling/JohnCena. Problem? Conspiracy implies something is covered up, kept secret, ect.etc. WWE has not been the least bit shy about letting the whole world know about its favoritism of John Cena.
5th Aug '15 11:58:30 AM YT45
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** Only in the loosest sense of the word. James Janos was a UDT member stationed in the Phillipines. Despite his claims of combat experience, he never came within 100 miles of Vietnam. When UDT members were asked to volunteer for SEAL duty in Vietnam due to high casualties among the SEAL teams, Janos conspicuously refused to volunteer.


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* BlatantLies: His claims about having "hunted men." Ventura never went to Vietnam, though he frequently claims otherwise.
16th Jul '15 11:36:51 AM DiScOrDtHeLuNaTiC
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Wrestler, actor, politician and broadcasting personality from the UsefulNotes/TwinCities, born James George Janos.

He performed in the [[Wrestling/AmericanWrestlingAssociation AWA]] and [[Wrestling/{{WWE}} the World Wrestling Federation]] under the name '''Jesse "The Body" Ventura''', a {{Heel}}, from the mid-1970s until the mid-1980s, when he had to leave the ring due to blood clots in his lungs (which he claimed were the effects of exposure to Agent Orange). At that point, he took up color commentary with both the WWF and Wrestling/{{WCW}}. He also competed in the NWA Central States territory in UsefulNotes/KansasCity, NWA Pacific Northwest Wrestling in UsefulNotes/{{Portland}}, OR and NWA UsefulNotes/{{Hawaii}}. He is a former [[http://www.wrestling-titles.com/awa/awa-t.html AWA World Tag Team Champion]] with Adrian Adonis.

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Wrestler, '''James George Janos''' (born July 15, 1951) is an American retired professional wrestler, actor, politician and broadcasting personality from the UsefulNotes/TwinCities, born James George Janos.

UsefulNotes/TwinCities. He performed in the [[Wrestling/AmericanWrestlingAssociation AWA]] and [[Wrestling/{{WWE}} the World Wrestling Federation]] under the name '''Jesse "The Body" Ventura''', a {{Heel}}, from the mid-1970s until the mid-1980s, when he had to leave the ring due to blood clots in his lungs (which he claimed were the effects of exposure to Agent Orange). At that point, he took up color commentary with both the WWF and Wrestling/{{WCW}}. He also competed in the NWA Central States territory in UsefulNotes/KansasCity, NWA Pacific Northwest Wrestling in UsefulNotes/{{Portland}}, OR and NWA UsefulNotes/{{Hawaii}}. He is a former [[http://www.wrestling-titles.com/awa/awa-t.html AWA World Tag Team Champion]] with Adrian Adonis.



* AndThisIsFor: When Ventura threw ShaneMcMahon out of the ring at SummerSlam '99, he (in)famously shouted, "That's for your old man, you bastard!"

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* AndThisIsFor: When Ventura threw ShaneMcMahon out of the ring at SummerSlam '99, he (in)famously shouted, "That's for your old man, you little bastard!"



* AsskickingEqualsAuthority: A key part of his victory in the gubernatorial election was a combination of Minnesota's same-day voter registration laws and campaign workers accosting young men in the street and saying, more or less, "Hey, you! Jesse Ventura is running for governor! You want to vote for him?" "Hell, yeah!"
* {{Badass}}: Certainly as far as governors go. Look at any of his interviews. Especially the ones by Fox. The guy was a Navy SEAL for god's sake.

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* AsskickingEqualsAuthority: A key part of his victory in the gubernatorial election was a combination of Minnesota's same-day voter registration laws and campaign workers accosting young men in the street and saying, more or less, "Hey, you! Jesse Ventura is running for governor! You want to vote for him?" "Hell, yeah!"
yeah!" After the election, his office printed up t-shirts that were just an outline of Minnesota, with the words "My governor can beat up your governor."
* {{Badass}}: Certainly as far as governors go. Look at any of his interviews. Especially the ones by Fox. The guy was a Navy SEAL for god's God's sake.



* FollowTheLeader: Political version. There was a time, hard to believe, when Gov. Ventura was the envy and inspiration of the wrestling world. Hulk Hogan almost immediately hit the airwaves to announce his (first of many) Presidential run, while Wrestling/RicFlair contemplated running for Governor of North Carolina. Sadly the world was denied President Hogan, Vince President Ventura, and Secretary of State Flair.

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* FollowTheLeader: Political version. There was a time, hard to believe, when Gov. Ventura was the envy and inspiration of the wrestling world. Hulk Hogan almost immediately hit the airwaves to announce his (first of many) Presidential run, while Wrestling/RicFlair contemplated running for Governor of North Carolina. Sadly the world was denied President Hogan, Vince Vice President Ventura, and Secretary of State Flair.
9th Jun '15 5:35:31 PM johnnyfog
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* ReadingTheStageDirectionsOutLoud: As an on-camera interviewer, Jesse had a habit of mouthing the lines of pro wrestlers as he questioned them, feigning shock over a revelation he'd already whispered to himself.
9th May '15 8:10:01 AM johnnyfog
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* FollowTheLeader: Political version. There was a time, hard to believe, when Gov. Ventura was the envy and inspiration of the wrestling world. Hulk Hogan almost immediately hit the airwaves to announce his (first of many) Presidential run, while Wrestling/RicFlair contemplated running for Governor of North Carolina. Sadly the world was denied President Hogan, Vince President Ventura, and Secretary of State Flair.
7th Mar '15 10:38:53 PM IndirectActiveTransport
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* AHandfulForAnEye: Weightlifting powder



** "[[CombatPragmatist Win if you can, lose if you must, but always cheat.]]"

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** "[[CombatPragmatist Win if you can, lose if you must, but always cheat.]]"]]" (which he borrowed from [[Wrestling/GeorgeWagner Gorgeous George.]]



* CoolOldGuy

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* CoolOldGuyCoolOldGuy: If you think putting a wrestler in the white house would be cool, Jesse thinks there should probably be one in there. People have said they'd like to see him run for it, even people who wouldn't vote for him.



* DirtyCoward: Allergic to direct confrontation, even from much smaller or non malicious "adversaries".



* {{Heel}}

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* {{Heel}}{{Heel}}: Braggart turned coward at the slightest sign of trouble.



* MaliciousMisnaming: during his run as heel commentator in the WWF, has often called several face wrestlers disparaging names to help put them over. Most notable are HulkHogan (whom he's called "Chump" Hogan) and Tito Santana (nee "Chico" Santana). Santana remarked about this once in his biography, saying in fact that he encouraged Ventura the two shared mutual respect for one another to refer to him as "Chico" to help boost his popularity.

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* MaliciousMisnaming: during his run as heel commentator in the WWF, has often called several face wrestlers disparaging names to help put them over. Most notable are HulkHogan Wrestling/HulkHogan (whom he's called "Chump" Hogan) and Tito Santana Wrestling/TitoSantana (nee "Chico" Santana). Santana remarked about this once in his biography, saying in fact that he encouraged Ventura the two shared mutual respect for one another to refer to him as "Chico" to help boost his popularity.



* RetiredBadass

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* RetiredBadassRetiredBadass: Sports and military...to politics.


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* SoreLoser: Assaulted and put Paul Ellering on a stretcher for beating him in a dead lifting contest back in the AWA.


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* TheatricsOfPain: He sold lifting weights as a dreadfully painful experience, which is pretty ironic, considering he's "the body" and all.
25th Feb '15 2:14:02 PM KevinKlawitter
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* PeterPrinciple: He may have been able to serve well as Mayor of Brooklyn Park, but he was far less competent serving as Governor, when his forceful personality and tendency to grandstand alienated him from the legislature and press.

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* PeterPrinciple: ThePeterPrinciple: He may have been able to serve well as Mayor of Brooklyn Park, but he was far less competent serving as Governor, when his forceful personality and tendency to grandstand alienated him from the legislature and press.
25th Feb '15 2:12:27 PM KevinKlawitter
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* PeterPrinciple: He may have been able to serve well as Mayor of Brooklyn Park, but he was far less competent serving as Governor, when his forceful personality and tendency to grandstand alienated him from the legislature and press.
24th Feb '15 10:52:54 AM RushLimborg
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* TestosteronePoisoning: All the memes and bragging about his being tough can ''easily'' come across this way....
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