Stan Hansen - Pro Wrestler Profile

On this page, you find the full wrestling profile of Stan Hansen, 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.

John Stanley Hansen II was born in Knox City, Texas on August 29, 1949, and he is currently 74 years old.

Stan Hansen was inducted in the WWE Hall of Fame in 2016 as an individual, in the NJPW Hall of Fame in 1990 as part of the NJPW Greatest 18 Club wing and in the Professional Wrestling Hall of Fame (PWHF) in 2010 as part of the Modern Era wing.

Profile Info

  • Gender Male
  • Real Name John Stanley Hansen II
  • Ring Names
    • Stan Hansen ( January 1, 1973 - January 28, 2001)
  • Born August 29, 1949 (age 74)
  • Nationality Nationality: United StatesUnited States
  • Birth Place Knox City, Texas
  • Billed From
    • Borger, Texas
  • Height 6 ft 4 in (193 cm)
  • Weight
    • 321 lbs (146 kg)
  • Nicknames The Lariat; The Man; The Bad Man From Borger, Texas; The Unsinkable Battleship

Career History

  • Roles
    • Chairman ( January 28, 2001 - July 15, 2007)
    • Wrestler ( January 1, 1973 - January 28, 2001)
  • Companies / Promotions
    Promotionfromto
    Promotion All Japan Pro WrestlingAJPW January 15, 1982 July 15, 2007
    Promotion Extreme Championship WrestlingECW August 7, 1993 September 18, 1993
    Promotion World Championship WrestlingWCW August 10, 1990 June 23, 1991
    Promotion American Wrestling AssociationAWA September 8, 1985 July 1, 1986
    Promotion National Wrestling AllianceNWA January 1, 1973 September 2, 1985
    Promotion New Japan Pro WrestlingNJPWBrand Heavyweight April 27, 1979 December 10, 1981
    Promotion World Wrestling EntertainmentWWF October 21, 1980 June 28, 1981
    Promotion American Wrestling AssociationAWA December 7, 1978 September 12, 1979
    Promotion New Japan Pro WrestlingNJPWBrand Heavyweight January 7, 1977 October 6, 1977
    Promotion World Wrestling EntertainmentWWWF February 18, 1976 January 22, 1977
  • Face / Heel Turns
    Alignmentfromto
    Heel January 1, 1973 January 28, 2001
  • Images
    Aug 1990
    Aug 1990
    Dec 1978
    Dec 1978
    Jan 1973
    Jan 1973

  • Finishers
    • Western Lariat - Lariat ( January 1, 1973 - January 28, 2001)
  • Theme Songs
    • Theme Song "Sunrise" by Spectrum - Single ( January 15, 1982 - January 28, 2001)
    • Theme Song "If You Want Blood (You've Got It)" by AC/DC - Single ( August 7, 1993 - September 18, 1993)
    • Theme Song "Rock Bottom" by Daniel Darras & Charles Leroux - Single ( August 10, 1990 - June 23, 1991)
    • Theme Song "So In Love With You" by Kenny Rogers - Single ( April 27, 1979 - December 10, 1981)

Titles & Accomplishments

  • Halls of Fame
    • WWE Hall of Fame - Year 2016, Individual
    • NJPW Hall of Fame - Year 1990, NJPW Greatest 18 Club
    • Professional Wrestling Hall of Fame (PWHF) - Year 2010, Modern Era
  • Titles Won

    All Japan Pro Wrestling

    • 1 NWA International Heavyweight Championship
    • 1 NWA International Tag Team Championship (with Ron Bass)
    • 1 NWA United National Championship
    • 4 PWF World Heavyweight Championship
    • 4 PWF World Tag Team Championship (1 with Bruiser Brody, 2 with Ted DiBiase, 1 with Austin Idol)
    • 4 Triple Crown Heavyweight Championship
    • 8 World Tag Team Championship (2 with Terry Gordy, 3 with Genichiro Tenryu, 1 with Dan Spivey, 1 with Ted DiBiase, 1 with Gary Albright

    American Wrestling Association

    • 1 AWA World Heavyweight Championship

    Mid-Atlantic Championship Wrestling / World Championship Wrestling

    • 1 NWA United States Heavyweight Championship
    • 1 NWA World Tag Team Championship (Mid-Atlantic version) (with Ole Anderson)

    Continental Wrestling Association

    • 1 CWA International Heavyweight Championship

    Georgia Championship Wrestling

    • 1 NWA Columbus Heavyweight Championship
    • 2 NWA Georgia Heavyweight Championship
    • 3 NWA Georgia Tag Team Championship (2 with Tommy Rich, 1 with Ole Anderson)

    NWA Big Time Wrestling

    • 1 NWA Texas Heavyweight Championship
    • 1 NWA Texas Tag Team Championship (with Killer Tim Brooks)

    NWA Tri-State

    • 1 NWA North American Heavyweight Championship (Tri-State version)
    • 2 NWA United States Tag Team Championship (Tri-State version) (with Frank Goodish)

    National Wrestling Federation

    • 1 NWF Heavyweight Championship
  • Other Accomplishments
    • Texas Wrestling Hall of Fame induction (class of 2010)
    • AJPW Champion Carnival Winner (1992, 1993)
    • AJPW World's Strongest Tag Determination League Winner (1983 - with Bruiser Brody; 1985 - with Ted DiBiase; 1988 - with Terry Gordy; 1989 - with Genichiro Tenryu)
    • AJPW January 2 Korakuen Hall Heavyweight Battle Royal Winner (1994)
    • George Tragos/Lou Thesz Professional Wrestling Hall of Fame's Frank Gotch Award (2017)
    • Cauliflower Alley Club's Other honoree (1996)
    • PWI Match of the Year (1976 - vs. Bruno Sammartino, on 25/06)
    • PWI Most Hated Wrestler of the Year (1976)
    • 16° in the PWI Years 500 (2003)
    • 7° in the PWI Years 100 Tag teams (2003 - with Bruiser Brody)
    • Tokyo Sports Lifetime Achievement Award Winner (2000)
    • Tokyo Sports Best Foreigner Award Winner (1982)
    • Tokyo Sports Best Tag Team Award Winner (1998 - with Vader)
    • Tokyo Sports Match of the Year Award Winner (1992 - vs. Toshiaki Kawada, 05/06)
    • Tokyo Sports Match of the Year Award Winner (1982 - vs. Giant Baba, 04/02)
    • Tokyo Sports Match of the Year Award Winner (1988 - vs. Genichiro Tenryu, 27/07)
    • Tokyo Sports Popularity Award Winner (1980)
    • WON Best Brawler (1985, 1990)
    • WON Tag Team of the Year (1982 - with Ole Anderson)
    • Wrestling Observer Newsletter Hall of Fame induction (class of 1996)

Relations

  • Tag Teams & Stables
    • Stan Hansen & Vader - Vader ( May 1, 1998 - March 4, 1999)
    • Stan Hansen & Danny Spivey - Danny Spivey ( March 24, 1990 - December 8, 1994)
    • Stan Hansen & Ted DiBiase - Million Dollar Man Ted DiBiase ( September 3, 1993 - November 15, 1993)
    • Stan Hansen & Terry Gordy - Terry Gordy ( November 21, 1987 - June 6, 1989)
    • Stan Hansen & Ted DiBiase - Million Dollar Man Ted DiBiase ( April 7, 1985 - July 30, 1987)
    • Stan Hansen & Bruiser Brody - Bruiser Brody ( February 20, 1982 - December 12, 1984)
    • Stan Hansen & Ole Anderson - Ole Anderson ( November 8, 1977 - May 25, 1984)
    • Stan Hansen & Frank Goodish - Bruiser Brody ( March 31, 1975 - November 16, 1976)
  • Managers Freddie Blassie

Stan Hansen Game Appearances

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