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Wrestling: Stan Hansen
The Bad Man from Borger

Born John Stanley Hansen in 1949, Stan Hansen is a retired American Professional Wrestler from Texas. He is best known for his long and very successful career in Japan. He started his career in the 1970s in the Funk family's Western States Wrestling promotion in Amarillo, TX. He first made his name by breaking WWWF World Heavyweight Champion Bruno Sammartino's neck with his "Lariat" clotheslinenote  Among his many achievements, he is a former AWA World Heavyweight Champion, a former four-time All Japan Pro Wrestling Triple Crown Heavyweight Champion, a former eight-time All Japan World Tag Team Champion, holding the belts 2x w/Terry Gordy, 3x w/Genichiro Tenryu, 1x w/Dan Spivey, 1x w/Ted DiBiase and 1x w/Gary Albright, and a former NWA/WCW United States Heavyweight Champion. He is also on the list of wrestlers who bodyslammed André the Giant prior to Hulk Hogan doing it at WrestleMania III, doing the deed in All Japan Pro Wrestling in the early 1980s.

As usual, the basics about his life and career can be found at The Other Wiki.

"The Bad Tropes from Borger, TX":

Eddie GrahamThe SeventiesJimmy Hart
Scott HallThe EightiesBret Hart
Jillian HallProfessional WrestlingHard Gay
Billy GunnThe NinetiesJeff Hardy

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