Gorgeous George - Pro Wrestler Profile

On this page, you find the full wrestling profile of Gorgeous George, with his Career History, real name, age, height and weight, the Promotions he worked for, all the Face/Heel turns, the Championship Titles he won, his Finishers, Theme Songs, Tag Teams and Stables, his appearance changes through the years, and more.

George Raymond Wagner was born in Butte, Nebraska on March 24, 1915.

He died on December 26, 1963 at the age of 48.

Gorgeous George was inducted in the WWE Hall of Fame in 2010 as an individual and in the Professional Wrestling Hall of Fame (PWHF) in 2002 as part of the Television Era wing.

Profile Info

  • Gender Male
  • Real Name George Raymond Wagner
  • Ring Names
    • Gorgeous George ( May 14, 1946 - November 7, 1962)
    • George Wagner ( January 1, 1932 - May 16, 1961)
  • Born March 24, 1915
  • Died December 26, 1963 (aged 48)
  • Nationality Nationality: United StatesUnited States
  • Birth Place Butte, Nebraska
  • Billed From
    • Butte, Nebraska
  • Height 5 ft 9 in (175 cm)
  • Weight
    • 215 lbs (98 kg)
  • Nicknames The Human Orchid; The Toast of the Coast; The Sensation of the Nation

Career History

  • Roles

    • Wrestler ( January 1, 1932 - November 7, 1962)
  • Promotions / Brands

    Promotionfromto
    Promotion National Wrestling AllianceNWA October 20, 1948 May 26, 1961
    Promotion Jim Crockett PromotionsJCP April 25, 1960 May 9, 1960
    Promotion World Wrestling EntertainmentCWC January 14, 1960 April 22, 1960
    Promotion Stampede WrestlingSTAMPEDE January 10, 1956 October 5, 1956
    Promotion American Wrestling AssociationAWA April 10, 1950 September 25, 1951
  • Images History

    Jan 1932
    Jan 1932
  • Face / Heel Turns

    Alignmentfromto
    Heel January 1, 1932 November 7, 1962

  • Finishers

    • Spinning Toe Hold ( January 1, 1932 - November 7, 1962)
    • Choke Hold ( January 1, 1932 - November 7, 1962)
  • Theme Songs

    • Theme Song "Pomp and Circumstance" by Edward Elgar - Single ( May 14, 1946 - November 7, 1962)

Titles & Accomplishments

  • Halls of Fame

    • WWE Hall of Fame - Year 2010, Individual
    • Professional Wrestling Hall of Fame (PWHF) - Year 2002, Television Era
  • American Wrestling Association (Boston)

    • 1 AWA World Heavyweight Championship

    Gulf Coast Championship Wrestling

    • 1 NWA Gulf Coast Heavyweight Championship

    Mid-South Sports

    • 1 NWA Southern Heavyweight Championship (Georgia version)

    Other titles

    • 2 Pacific Coast Light Heavyweight Championship
    • 1 Pacific Northwest Middleweight Championship
    • 1 World Heavyweight Championship (Los Angeles version)
  • Other Accomplishments

    • Stampede Wrestling Hall of Fame induction (class of 1995)
    • Wrestling Observer Newsletter Hall of Fame induction (class of 1996)

Teams & Relations

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