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Stan Hansen

[Stan Hansen GALLERY]

Title History

  • NWA (Tri State) United States Tag Team titles w/Frank Goodish defeating Terry Lathan & Johnny Eagles (October 1974);
  • NWA Texas Tag Team titles w/Killer Brooks defeating Al Madril & Jose Lothario (1976);
  • NWA (Tri State) North American Heavyweight title defeating Dick Murdoch (May 2, 1977);
  • NWA Georgia Tag Team titles w/Tommy Rich defeating Ole and Gene Anderson (August 1977);
  • NWA Georgia Heavyweight title defeating Dick Slater (December 1977);
  • NWA Georgia Heavyweight title defeating Mr. Wrestling II (Febuary 6, 1978);
  • NWA Columbus Heavyweight title defeating Abdullah the Butcher (June 18, 1978);
  • NWA Georgia Tag Team titles w/Ole Anderson defeating Mr. Wrestling II and Tony Atlas (October 27, 1978);
  • NWA Georgia Tag Team titles w/Tommy Rich defeating Ivan Koloff and Ole Anderson (July 2, 1979);
  • NWF (Japan) Heavyweight title defeating Antonio Inoki (Febuary 8, 1980);
  • NWA (Mid Atlantic) World Tag Team titles w/Ole Anderson won a tournament (Febuary 28, 1982);
  • NWA (All Japan) International Tag Team titles w/Ron Bass defeating Jumbo Tsuruta & Giant Baba (April 12, 1983);
  • PWF (Japan) Heavyweight title defeating Giant Baba (September 8, 1983);
  • CWA (Memphis) International Heavyweight title defeating Austin Idol (September 12, 1983);
  • PWF (Japan) World Tag Team titles w/Bruiser Brody defeating Dory Funk Jr. & Giant Baba [Tournament] (April 25, 1984);
  • PWF (Japan) Heavyweight title defeating Giant Baba (July 30, 1985);
  • AWA (American Wrestling Association) World Heavyweight title defeating Rick Martel (December 29, 1985);
  • NWA (Japan) International Heavyweight title defeating Jumbo Tsuruta (July 31, 1986);
  • PWF (Japan) Heavyweight title defeating Hiroshi Wajima (April 24, 1987);
  • PWF (Japan) World Tag Team titles w/Ted Dibiase defeating Tiger Mask & Jumbo Tsuruta (July 11, 1987);
  • PWF (Japan) World Tag Team titles w/Austin Idol Awarded (August 1987);
  • PWF (Japan) Heavyweight title defeating Genichiro Tenryu (July 27, 1988);
  • NWA (All Japan) United National Heavyweight title defeating Genichiro Tenryu (July 27, 1988);
  • AJPW (All Japan) World Tag Team titles w/Terry Gordy defeating Yoshiaki Yatsu & Jumbo Tsuruta (July 29, 1988);
  • AJPW (All Japan) World Tag Team titles w/Terry Gordy won Real World Tag League Tournament (December 16, 1988);
  • AJPW (All Japan) World Tag Team titles w/Genichiro Tenryu defeating Yoshiaki Yatsu & Jumbo Tsuruta (July 11, 1989);
  • AJPW (All Japan) World Tag Team titles w/Genichiro Tenryu defeating Yoshiaki Yatsu & Jumbo Tsuruta (October 20, 1989);
  • AJPW (All Japan) World Tag Team titles w/Genichiro Tenryu won Real World Tag League Tournament (December 6, 1989);
  • AJPW (All Japan) Unified Triple Crown Heavyweight title defeating Terry Gordy (June 8, 1990);
  • AJPW (All Japan) Unified Triple Crown Heavyweight title defeating Mitsuharu Misawa (July 27, 1990);
  • NWA (World Championship Wrestling) United States Heavyweight title defeating Lex Luger (October 27, 1990);
  • AJPW (All Japan) World Tag Team titles w/Dan Spivey defeating Steve Williams & Terry Gordy (April 18, 1991);
  • AJPW (All Japan) Unified Triple Crown Heavyweight title defeating Jumbo Tsuruta (January 28, 1992);
  • AJPW (All Japan) World Tag Team titles w/Ted Dibiase defeating Akira Taue & Toshiaki Kawada (September 3, 1993);
  • AJPW (All Japan) Unified Triple Crown Heavyweight title defeating Toshiaki Kawada (March 4, 1995);
  • AJPW (All Japan) World Tag Team titles w/Gary Albright defeating Akira Taue & Toshiaki Kawada (January 24, 1996);

Stan Hansen Career Highlights

In The Beginning:

  • July 4, 1982–NWA/WWF World Title Unification: Ivan Putski & Tom Prichard defeated Stan Hansen & Ole Anderson by DQ..
  • June 25, 1976 – WWWF Showdown at Shae: Bruno Sammartino (WWWF Champion) defeated Stan Hansen by COUNT OUT..

World Wide Wrestling Federation:

  • February 14, 1981: Pedro Morales wrestled Stan Hansen to a Double Disqualification..
  • March 16, 1981: Bob Backlund defeated Stan Hansen to retain the WWWF Heavyweight title..
  • April 6, 1981: Bob Backlund defeated Stan Hansen in a Steel Cage to retain the WWWF Heavyweight title..

Verne Gagne’s American Wrestling Association:

  • September 28, 1985 – AWA SuperClash: Rick Martel vs Stan Hansen fought to a Double DQ. Rick Martel retains the AWA title..
  • December 29, 1985: Stan Hansen defeated Rick Martel to capture the AWA World Heavyweight title..
  • April 20, 1986 – AWA WrestleRock: Stan Hansen defeated Nick Bockwinkel by Disqualification to retain the AWA World title….
  • April 28, 1986 – AWA/NWA Rage in a Cage: Stan Hansen defeated Leon White to retain the AWA World title..
  • June 28, 1986 – AWA Battle by the Bay: Stan Hansen defeated Jerry Blackwell by DQ to retain the AWA World title..
  • Stan Hansen was stripped of the AWA World Heavyweight title when he defending the title in Japan without permission..

Japan:

  • Stan Hansen formed a powerful tag team with Bruiser Brody in Japan..
  • Stan Hansen paved the way for American Heavyweights who would make their marks in Japan..
  • ~~~Such as Vader, Bam Bam Bigelow, Dr Death Steve Williams, Terry Gordy and Gary Albright..
  • Stan Hansen was the first Gaijin wrestler (foreigner) to have beaten Antonio Inoki AND Giant Baba..
  • Stan Hansen was the top Gaijin to have dominated New Japan and All Japan..
  • 1989: Stan Hansen played a role in the movie No Holds Barred, starring Hulk Hogan and Zeus (Tiny Lister)..
  • April 13, 1990 – WWF/AJPW Summit: Hulk Hogan defeated Stan Hansen to retain the WWF title at the Tokyo Dome..
  • June 8, 1990: Stan Hansen defeated Terry Gordy for the All Japan Triple Crown title..
  • Stan Hansen remained loyal to Giant Baba and All Japan Pro Wrestling from 1982 until his retirement..
  • 1997: Stan Hansen was inducted into the Puroreso Hall of Fame..

National Wrestling Alliance:

Retirement:

  • November 20, 2003: Stan Hansen returned to Japan to read the proclamation for the Real World Tag League event..
  • Stan Hansen will be remembered for playing a monster heel to perfection..
  • Stan Hansen was well known for breaking Bruno Sammartino’s neck..