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Pro wrestling legend Verne Gagne suspect in man's death

Discussion in 'Sports and News' started by Smasher_Sloan, Feb 18, 2009.

  1. Smasher_Sloan

    Smasher_Sloan Active Member

    Tragic. Gagne, an Alzheimer's patient, may have contibuted to his roommate's death in a fight:


    Gagne was a huge name in Minnesota in the '50s through the '70s.
  2. Steak Snabler

    Steak Snabler Well-Known Member

    Terrible story. Then again, he's already got Alzheimer's and is confined to a nursing home, so what exactly can or will the criminal justice system do to him?
  3. Small Town Guy

    Small Town Guy Well-Known Member

    This was a Law and Order episode once. I think that guy got confined to a secure hospital.

    Verne was huge in Minnesota, son Greg less so. McMahon pretty much put him out of business in the mid 80s.
  4. bostonbred

    bostonbred Guest

    He's the guy who (allegedly) offered The Iron Sheik $100,000 to break Hulk Hogan's legs before Hogan left for the WWF in 1983.

    One of the greatest trainers of all time - Ric Flair, the Andersons, Ricky Steamboat, Jimmy Snuka, Mr. Perfect, Sgt. Slaughter, Bob Backland, Iron Sheik, etc.

    Sad story.
  5. Steak Snabler

    Steak Snabler Well-Known Member

    What are you talking about? Greg Gagne helped the Twins to two World Series titles!
  6. KevinmH9

    KevinmH9 Active Member

    Wow. That's tragic right there. Great wrestler, even better trainer. Some of the horror stories about his training sessions are unbelievable.
  7. slappy4428

    slappy4428 Active Member

    Gagne was a legend... shame to see this
  8. Small Town Guy

    Small Town Guy Well-Known Member

    I thought that was Stu Hart, or were Gagne's bad too? Hart's were on those audiotapes in that Brett Hart documentary and talked about in a few books; they were in the basement of their house.
  9. Del_B_Vista

    Del_B_Vista Active Member

    That was Jerry Lewis playing Munch's uncle.
  10. Norman Stansfield

    Norman Stansfield Active Member

    Wow. Verne was a bad mamma jamma back in the day.

    Crappy promoter, but sure could wrestle.
  11. Double J

    Double J Active Member

    Sentence him to a camel clutch from the Iron Sheik?
  12. dooley_womack1

    dooley_womack1 Well-Known Member

    I could have sworn that Hogan and Savage left for the WWF out of Memphis, after falling in "loser leave town" matches to Jerry Lawler
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