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John Stanley Hansen II (born August 29, 1949) 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 AndrĂ© the Giant prior to Hulk Hogan doing it at WrestleMania III, doing the deed in All Japan Pro Wrestling in the early 1980s. (Though Hogan also did it several times before that match, as well.)

He has four children: a son and daughter (John Stanley Hansen III and Elizabeth Paige Hardee) from his first marriage; as well as two sons with his second wife Yumi (Shaver and Samuel).

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