Verne Gagne Net Worth

Verne Gagne Net Worth is
$1.5 Million

Verne Gagne Biography

Verne Gagne net well worth: Verne Gagne was an American professional wrestler, soccer participant, and wrestling promoter and trainer who had a net well worth of $1.5 million. Verne Gagne was created in Robbinsdale, Minnesota in February 1926. He possessed and promoted the American Wrestling Association. Gagne kept the Globe Heavyweight Championship 16 occasions including the AWA Globe Heavyweight Championship 10 occasions and the Globe Heavyweight Championship five occasions. Gagne still keeps the record for getting the longest mixed reign as a global champion. He’s third for getting the longest single globe title reign. Gagne offers been inducted in to the WWE, WCW, and Professional Wrestling Halls of Fame. He received two NCAA titles at the University of Minnesota and was another for the U.S. freestyle wrestling group at the Olympic Video games in 1948. He qualified wresters including his child Greg Gagne, Ric Flair, Ricky Steamboat, Curt Hennig, Bob Backlund, and The Iron Sheik. Gagne was drafted by the Chicago Bears in the 1947 NFL Draft but he didn’t play in the NFL. In ’09 2009 Gagne killed a guy but had not been criminally charged due to his dementia. Verne Gagne passed on on April 27, 2015 at 89 years outdated.

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Quick Facts

Full NameVerne Gagne
Date Of BirthFebruary 26, 1926
DiedApril 27, 2015, Bloomington, Minnesota, United States
Height1.8 m
Weight98 kg
ProfessionProfessional Wrestler, American football player, Promoter
EducationUniversity of Minnesota
SpouseMary Gagne
ChildrenGreg Gagne, Donna Gagne, Catherine Gagne
MoviesThe Wrestler
TV ShowsAWA All-Star Wrestling

Interesting Facts

1In September 1953, Gagne won the Chicago version of the NWA United States Championship. Gagne became one of the most well-known stars in wrestling during the golden age of television, thanks to his exposure on the Dumont Network, where he wowed audiences with his technical prowess. He was rumored to be one of the highest paid wrestlers during the 1950s, reportedly earning a hundred thousand dollars a year.
2WWE Hall of Famer.
3Owner and president of Verne Gagne Reality, Inc. in Minniapolis, Minnesota. [November 2003]
4Trainer of many notable stars of professional wrestling including Ric Flair, Ricky "The Dragon" Steamboat, Curt Hennig, Sgt. Slaughter, Jimmy "Superfly" Snuka, Bob Backlund, Khosrow Vaziri (aka "The Iron Sheik"), Ole Anderson and Paul Ellering.
5Produced vitamins in about the late 60s or early 70s called "Gera Speed", which he sold at a store he had in downtown Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA.
6Inducted into the Professional Wrestling Hall of Fame in 2004.
7Notable title wins include: Big Ten Wrestling Champion (4); NCAA Wrestling Champion (2); Member of the U.S. Olympic team l948; AAU Wrestling Champion; NWA junior title; AWA World title (10); AWA World Tag Team titles
8In 1949, Verne was asked to play in the college all-star game in Chicago against the NFL Champions the Philadelphia Eagles. He also enjoyed a brief stint playing professional football with the Green Bay Packers.
9He was an unlikely professional wrestler: balding, lacking a bodybuilder physique or a flashy ring character. It was his strength, stamina and genuine wresting skill (he was a championship college wrestler and former Olympian) that made him one of the most respected wrestlers in the business. He has been regarded as a "wrestler's wrestler."
10Inducted into the WCW Hall of Fame on May 23, 1993.
11Father-in-law of Curt Hennig and Larry Zbyszko.
12His son, Greg Gagne, worked as a wrestler in the AWA and behind the scenes in talent relations in WCW until 2001, when World Wrestling Entertainment purchased the faltering promotion from AOL Time Warner.
13Father of three children: one son (Greg Gagne) and two daughters (Donna Gagne and Catherine Gagne).
14Longtime professional wrestler. Father of wrestler Greg Gagne.
15Four-time AWA World Tag-Team Champion with four different partners (Moose Evans, The Crusher, Billy Robinson & Maurice "Mad Dog" Vachon).
16Retired as AWA Heavyweight Champion in 1981.
17Held championship for a total of 13 years, 10 months.
18Nine-time AWA Heavyweight Wrestling Champion.
19Member of the 1948 United States Olympic wrestling team.
20Two-time NCAA wrestling champion.


1Signature wrestling move: "The Sleeper."



AWA Superclash III1988TV Special producer
POWW: Powerful Women of Wrestling1987TV Series associate producer
SuperClash II1986TV Movie executive producer
Superclash '851985TV Movie executive producer
Pro Wrestling USA1984TV Series executive producer
The Wrestler1974executive producer
AWA All-Star Wrestling1960TV Series executive producer


AWA: WrestleRock1986Video
AWA All-Star Wrestling1960TV Series


The Wrestler1974Mike Bullard


Bad Guys1986consultant


WWE King of the Ring2015TV Special in memory of


The ClawDocumentary post-productionHimself
E! True Hollywood Story1999-2008TV Series documentaryHimself
The Most Powerful Families in Wrestling2007VideoHimself
The Spectacular Legacy of the AWA2006Video documentaryHimself
WrestleMania 222006TV SpecialHimself
WWE Hall of Fame 20062006TV SpecialHimself
The Unreal Story of Professional Wrestling1999TV Movie documentaryHimself
WCW Slamboree 19941994TV MovieHimself
WCW Slamboree 19931993TV MovieHimself
AWA Superclash III1988TV SpecialHimself
AWA: WrestleRock1986VideoHimself
Pro Wrestling USA1985TV SeriesHimself
ABC's Wide World of Sports1976TV SeriesHimself - Referee
The Mike Douglas Show1976TV SeriesHimself - Pro Wrestler
AWA All-Star Wrestling1960TV SeriesHimself

Archive Footage

Eric Bischoff: Sports Entertainment's Most Controversial Figure2016VideoHimself
It's Good to Be the King: The Jerry Lawler Story2015VideoHimself
WWE King of the Ring2015TV SpecialHimself
WWE: The Top 25 Rivalries in Wrestling History2013VideoHimself
WWE: Bobby 'The Brain' Heenan2010VideoHimself
WWE Raw2010TV SeriesHimself
WWE: History of the World Heavyweight Championship2009Video documentaryHimself
The Glory Days of Wrestling2009VideoHimself
Nature Boy Ric Flair: The Definitive Collection2008VideoHimself
WWE: McMahon2006VideoHimself
Road Warriors: The Life and Death of Wrestling's Most Dominant Tag Team2005Video documentaryHimself

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