- 01/17/76–defeated Jimmy Snuka for the PNW title.
- 04/10/76–with Bull Ramos, defeated Dutch Savage & Jimmy Snuka for the PNW tag team titles.
- 06/08/76–with Bull Ramos, defeated The Royal Kangaroos for the PNW tag team titles.
- 06/26/76–defeated Dutch Savage for the PNW title.
- 10/25/76–with Buddy Rose, defeated Dutch Savage & Jimmy Snuka for the PNW tag team titles.
- 01/15/77–with Buddy Rose, defeated Dutch Savage & Jimmy Snuka for the PNW tag team titles.
- 07/28/77–with Steve Strong, defeated Sam Steamboat & Billy White Wolf for the NWA Hawaiian tag team titles in Honolulu, HI
- 03/21/78–with Jerry Oates, defeated Buddy Rose & Ed Wiskoski for the PNW tag team titles.
- 07/20/80–with Adrian Adonis, awarded the AWA World tag team titles in Denver, CO.
In The Beginning:
- July 15, 1951: James Janos was born James George Janos in Minnesota..
- James Janos became an elite member of the Navy SEALS, and spent some time in Vietnam..
- James Janos began to get into bodybuilding, with dreams of becoming a pro wrestler..
- James Janos copied himself after “Superstar” Billy Graham..
- James Janos named himself Jesse Ventura, after a highway in Southern California..
- Jesse Ventura worked out at Loprinzi’s Gym in Portland, Oregon, while learning his craft in the Don Owens promotion..
- October 1975: Jesse Ventura got his start in the Pacific Northwest territory, before moving on to Verne Gange’s AWA..
- Jesse Ventura teamed with Adrian Adonis won the AWA World tag team titles..
- June 14, 1981: Jim Brunzell & Greg Gagne defeated Adrian Adonis & Jesse Ventura for the AWA Tag Team title.
World Wide Wrestling Federation:
- Early 1980s: Jesse Ventura & Adrian Adonis (The East/West Connection) did a couple of tours in the WWF..
- Jesse Ventura received several WWWF World title shots against Bob Backlund (Unsuccessful)..
- 1994: Jesse Ventura returned to the WWF, and was suppose to work a program against WWF World champion, Hulk Hogan..
- 1984: Just before a scheduled Madison Square Garden main event with Hulk Hogan..
- ~~~Jesse Ventura was rushed to the hospital in San Diego with a pulmonary embolism..
- ~~~Treatment of the blood clot required blood thinners, any bleeding in the ring would have been dangerous..
- Jesse Ventura claimed it was due to being exposed to Agent Oragne in Viet-Nam.
- Jesse Ventura did return to wrestle, but never bled again in the ring..
- Jesse Ventura retired to become an broadcast announcer..
- Jesse Ventura occasionally competed in tag team, or 6-man matches..
- Jesse Ventura replaced the fired Angelo Mosca Sr. as a colour commentator for the WWF.
- Jesse Ventura’s role as a heel commentator was something new and different, and brought life to the WWF’s broadcasts.
- 1986: Jesse Ventura co-stared in PREDATOR with Arnold Schwarzeneggar..
- Jesse Ventura teamed with Gorilla Monsoon to commentate most of the WWF Pay Per Views in the 1980s & early 90s..
- Summer 1990: Jesse Ventura left the WWF to pursue ‘other things’..
- Jesse Ventura ran for mayor of Brooklyn Park, Minnesota.. and won!
- Jesse Ventura “the Politician” was known for battling the system as if it were a WWF opponent..
World Championship Wrestling:
- November 1991: Jesse Ventura signed on with WCW as a commentator..
- 1994: Right around the time Hulk Hogan entered WCW, Jesse Ventura left the company (read between the lines)..
Retirement, but Busy:
- Jesse Ventura ended up doing a sports talkshow, that turned into a political talkshow (radio)..
- Jesse Ventura also did commentary for Tampa Bay Bucs games.
- 1998: Jesse Ventura decided to run for Governor of Minnesota, much to the laughter of his opponents..
- 1998: Jesse Ventura shocked the world by winning the Governor race in Minnesota!
- Summerslam 1999: Jesse Ventura returned to referee a match between Stone Cold Steve Austin, Triple H, and Mankind..
- Jesse Ventura signed on to color commentate XFL games for the one season that it existed..
- July 9, 2002: Minnesota Governor Jesse Ventura was hopitalized after suffering a blood clot in his lung..
- Jesse Ventura has written a book called, “I Ain’t Got Time To Bleed”..
- March 20, 2003 – Smackdown!: Jesse Ventura appears on a taped interview talking about Wrestlemania and the Hulk vs Vince epic..
- March 13, 2004 – WWE: Jesse “The Body” Ventura is inducted into the WWE Hall of Fame during a ceremony in New York City!
- March 14, 2004 – Wrestlemania XX: Jesse Ventura interviews Donald Trump, and also hints about running for President in 2008..
- June 11, 2007 – Vince McMahon Appreciation Night: Jesse Ventura gave comments via video tape about Mr. Vince McMahon..
- ~~~Later that night: Mr. Vince McMahon exited the building and got into his private limousine just before it exploded into flames!
- November 23, 2009–RAW: Jesse “The Body” Ventura appeared as the RAW guest host and booked a Breakthrough Battle Royal..
- ~~~Jesse Ventura & Vince McMahon (complete with tuxedo) reunited at the announce table to call the Breakthrough Battle Royal..
- ~~~Ventura oversaw the contract signing between Breakthough Battle Royal winner Sheamus and WWE champion John Cena..
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