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Verne Gagne (1926–2015)

An amateur and professional wrestling legend, Verne Gagne's career covers the entire period of wrestling from the "real" to "fake" to "entertainment" eras. Gagne won two NCAA wrestling championships while at the University of Minnesota, and was a member of the 1948 Olympic Wrestling team for the United States. He soon turned pro and became ... See full bio »

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 1988 AWA Superclash III (TV Special) (producer)
 1987 POWW: Powerful Women of Wrestling (TV Series) (associate producer)
 1984 Pro Wrestling USA (TV Series) (executive producer)
 1974 The Wrestler (executive producer)
 1960 AWA All-Star Wrestling (TV Series) (executive producer)
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5' 11" (1.8 m)
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Trainer of many notable stars of professional wrestling including Ric Flair, Ricky "The Dragon" Steamboat, Curt Hennig, Sgt. Slaughter, Jimmy "Superfly" Snuka, Bob Backlund, Khosrow Vaziri (aka "The Iron Sheik"), Ole Anderson and Paul Ellering. See more »

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Signature wrestling move: "The Sleeper."

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