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Stan Hansen


Birthplace: Knox City, Texas, USA
Gender: male
Height: 6' 4" (192 cm)
Weight: 304 lbs (138 kg)
Background in sports: Football
Alter egos: Stan Hansen
Roles: Singles Wrestler
Tag Team Wrestler
On-Air Official (2001 - 2007)
Beginning of in-ring career: 01.01.1973
End of in-ring career: 28.10.2000
In-ring experience: 27 years
Wrestling style: Brawler, Powerhouse
Trainer: Dory Funk Jr., Dory Funk & Terry Funk
Nickname(s): "The Lariat", "Cowboy", "The Man", "Fuchinkan (jap.: Unsinkable Battleship)"
Trademark holds: Lariat, Running Shoulder Block, Snap Suplex, Elbow Drop, Boston Crab
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Latest comments of the CAGEMATCH inmates
Alcantud wrote on 22.05.2016:
[10.0] "Hansen is perhaps the best gaijin of all time with Vader. The guy is just so damn stiff and dangerous in the ring that even the crowd it's safe when he cames. Almost blind he did some of the greatest matches of AJPW history. Absolutelly one of the greatest wrestlers of all time"
Mizzle Assault Ant wrote on 01.05.2016:
[10.0] "An absolute all time great, honestly he has a case for the best ever. His physicality is next level stuff, his aura is amazing, the intensity and violence he can bring is off the charts. He had a wonderful career in Japan but has many classics all around the world. He helped to shape modern puro more than most people realize. A legend in every way."
mdkarl wrote on 30.10.2015:
[10.0] "Hansen wasn't politically compatible to work in a North American promotion for very long. AWA actually gave him their title in hope he could save their dying company and Hansen said thank you but then promptly headed to Japan for a tour leaving AWA humiliated and forced to strip the title from him in absolute embarrassment. In the ring, Hansen didn't care who he was wrestling... he was going to be stiff. He took it as well as he gave it, but his matches were always going to be worked realistic. This made Hansen a huge favorite with certain audience. In Japan, Hansen would rank as one of their top 10 wrestlers of all time. In a company like WWE after the Hogan Era, Hansen would have really struggled to be much more than a mid-card act like Vader did. Personally, I love this type of wrestler and grade him a 10 but acknowledge that he never could have main evented one of the very large North American companies."
JMTheBadOne wrote on 15.05.2015:
[10.0] "A big, burly Texan who knew how to talk, Stan Hansen was the prototypical powerhouse wrestler and became a megastar for both All Japan Pro Wrestling and New Japan Pro Wrestling. His lariat, force, and temper were absolutely fearsome (for both competing wrestlers and promoters - but only because he lived and bled wrestling. ) Though he wasn't as renown in his native United States, Hansen's accomplishments in the Western world include AWA World Championship and NWA/WCW United States Championship reigns."
Wrassler9000 wrote on 31.08.2014:
[10.0] "Stan Hansen was one of those guys that made Japanese Puroresu watchable in Japan. Although he was born an American, people consider him a Japanese legend. He definitely deserves this rating."
wweFan Finland99 wrote on 01.11.2013:
[9.0] "Stan"Lariat"Hansen is one of the most popular wrestlers in Japan ever. He looked nasty, was nasty and a great heel. He had classic matches against the likes of Bruiser Brody, The Funks etc. His lariat easnt just a ordinary clothesline it was stiff and powerful. Stone Cold might be the most popular wrestler to come from Texas if you ask americans but ask some japanese they will say its Hansen"
Leone wrote on 13.12.2012:
[10.0] "Stan "The Lariat" Hansen. When it comes to wrestling, this is a man who rivals Stone Cold Steve Austin as being the greatest badass from Texas. When working in America, he was a strong heel, but his potential was barely scratched there. In Japan, to this day, Stan Hansen remains one of the best gaijin wrestlers they've ever had. His entrance was awesome. Due to his poor eyesight, his stiffness was accidentally legendary. His Lariat finisher was as stiff as the swing of a baseball bat. He is on the list of men who have body slammed the Andre The Giant. When he was into his 40s, he was putting on some of the best matches of his career. Great respect for the guy. Fun to watch, and he was great on the mic as well."

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Number of comments: 29
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Average Rating: 9.30
Average in 2016: 9.44
Average in 2015: 9.81
Average in 2014: 9.60
Average in 2013: 9.75
Average in 2012: 10.00
Average in 2011: 9.25
Average in 2010: 9.00
Average in 2009: 8.88
Average in 2008: 8.73
Average in 2007: 8.41

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