Stan Hansen

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Real Name - John Stanley Hansen
Birthdate - -/-/49
6'2" 280 lbs. - Borger, TX

Aliases - none

Athletic background - Football (Professional)

Teachers - Funks

Professional history - Texas(`73-`7?), New Japan(`75-`81), WWWF(`76), All Japan(`81-`00), Georgia(`81), Southwest(`83), Georgia(`84), Memphis(`85), AWA(`85-`86), WCW(`90), ECW(`93)

Peak Years - `81-`94

Groups - none

Career Highlights - n/a

Finisher(s) -
- Lariat
- Texas Brazos (Boston Crab)

Favorites -
- Powerbomb
- Body Slam
- Bionic Elbow into Reverse Chinlock
- Second Turnbuckle Splash
- Soccer Kick

Ringwork Rating -
move set - 10
science - 3
aerial - 3
power - 10
strikes - 10

Intangible Rating -
entertainment - 10
selling - 8
bumping - 7
carrying - 7
heat - 9
legacy - 9

Place in History - One of the meanest, toughest characters to ever come to Japan, Stan Hansen and his lariat terrorized the country for 25 years. After never really finding his niche in the US territories as an outlaw, much like partner Bruiser Brody, Hansen went to New Japan and only made a few brief returns. Though he didn't do much with New Japan, his jump to All Japan along with Brody was a huge deal. In Giant Baba's traditionalist company, Hansen & Brody became the top two gaijins ever in Japan with little question. After Brody's death, Hansen continued and arguably took over his partner's top foreigner spot. The 1990s were very kind to Hansen, who despite being in his 40s was consistantly good and had his share of big matches. After his retirement, it is hard to debate whether or not Stan Hansen is the greatest gaijin, he was certainly everthing one should be though.

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