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Verne Gagne (Laverne Clarence Gagne)

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Biography

Hennepin County, Minnesota, USA
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 champion of the new American Wrestling Association (AWA). He was a nine-time heavyweight champion in the AWA, winning his first title in 1960, and retiring as champion in 1981. In between he also was a four-time AWA Tag-Team champion with various partners. Read more...

Actor

Character: Mike Bullard

The Wrestler 1974

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WWE Hall of Fame 2006 2006

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WCW Slamboree 1994 1994

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WCW Slamboree 1993 1993

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WWE: McMahon 2006

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Character: Himself - Referee

ABC's Wide World of Sports 1961

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