Verne Gagne

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Birthday
26, 1926
Birthplace
Robbinsdale, MN
Death Date
Apr 27, 2015 (89)
Birth Sign
Pisces
Birthday
26, 1926
Birthplace
Robbinsdale, MN
Death Date
Apr 27, 2015 (89)

About

Professional for 32 years, he was a 16-time World Heavyweight Champion.

Before Fame

He was selected in the 1947 NFL draft by the Chicago Bears, but, when forced to choose between football and wrestling, opted for the latter.

Trivia

He was inducted into the Professional Wrestling Hall of Fame in 2004.

Family Life

He was married to Mary Gagne and he had three children named Donna, Catherine and Greg.

Associated With

In 1960 he founded AWA, and briefly headlined Hulk Hogan as the promotion's main draw.