Stan Hansen

Profile Info

Gender Male
Real Name John Stanley Hansen II
Ring Names
  • Stan Hansen
Height 6 ft 4 in (193 cm)
Weight
  • 321 lbs (146 kg)
Born August 29, 1949 (age 71)
Birth Place Knox City, Texas
Billed From
  • Borger, Texas
Nicknames The Lariat; The Man; The Bad Man From Borger, Texas; The Unsinkable Battleship

Career History

Roles
  • Wrestler ( January 1, 1973 - January 28, 2001 )
Companies / Promotions
Promotionfromto
Promotion All Japan Pro WrestlingAJPW January 15, 1982 October 28, 2000
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 WrestlingNJPW April 27, 1979 December 10, 1981
Promotion World Wrestling EntertainmentWWE October 21, 1980 June 28, 1981
Promotion American Wrestling AssociationAWA December 7, 1978 September 12, 1979
Promotion New Japan Pro WrestlingNJPW January 7, 1977 October 6, 1977
Promotion World Wrestling EntertainmentWWE February 18, 1976 January 22, 1977
Face / Heel Turns
Alignmentfromto
Heel
Images
Feb 1976
Feb 1976
Finishers
  • Western Lariat
Theme Songs
  • Theme Song "Sunrise", by Spectrum - Single

Titles & Accomplishments

Hall of Fame
  • WWE Hall of Fame - Year 2016 , Individual
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
  • WWE Hall of Fame induction (class of 2016)
  • Texas Wrestling Hall of Fame induction (class of 2010)
  • Professional Wrestling Hall of Fame and Museum 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 Winner (2017)
  • Cauliflower Alley Club's Other honoree Winner (1996)
  • PWI Match of the Year (1976; vs. Bruno Sammartino, 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)
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