Gene Kiniski


Birthday November 23, 1928

Birth Sign Sagittarius

Birthplace Canada

DEATH DATE Apr 14, 2010 (81)

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He wrestled professionally for 40 years, and often billed himself as "Canada's Greatest Athlete."

Before Fame

He played football at the University of Arizona, before deciding to focus solely on his wrestling career.


He was an AWA World Heavyweight Champion, and was inducted into the NWA Hall of Fame in 2009.

Family Life

His mother was Julia Kiniski, and he had five siblings.

Associated With

His first TV appearance came alongside Bobo Brazil.