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Stan Hansen

Stan Hansen

Nationality :American
Date Of Birth :August 29, 1949
Height :6 feet 4 inches
Weight :146 kg

Stan Hansen (born August 29, 1949), best known as Stan “the Lariat” Hansen, is an American retired professional wrestler.


Birth nameJohn Stanley Hansen II
BornAugust 29, 1949 (age 74)
Knox City, Texas,
United States
Alma materWest Texas State University
Spouse(s)Yumi Hansen
Professional wrestling career
Ring name(s)Stan Hansen
Billed height6 ft 4 in (1.93 m)
Billed weight321 lb (146 kg; 22.9 st)

Stan Hansen Biography, EarlyLife

On August 29, 1949, Stan was born. Stan Hansen was born in Knox City, Texas, in the United States. He currently resides in Waco, Texas, in the United States. Stan Hansen will be 72 years old in 2021. He is of American descent, although his ethnicity is uncertain.

John Stanley Hansen is the professional wrestler’s given name. His monikers include The Lariat and The Bad Man from Borger Texas.

He maintains his personal life private, thus he hasn’t revealed the names of his parents, including his father, mother, and siblings.

Stan Hansen Education

Stan Hansen was a student at West Texas State University. He also played football for the West Texas State Buffaloes in college.

Stan Hansen’s Height, And Weight

The wrestler stands 6 feet 3 inches tall and weighs approximately 146 kilograms. Similarly, he has a pair of blue eyes and grey hair.’


In 1976, Hansen made his debut for the World Wide Wrestling Federation (WWWF) and only two months after he began competing for the company, he began feuding with the WWF Heavyweight Champion Bruno Sammartino over the title. During a title match, Hansen broke Sammartino’s neck while they were wrestling and it was from this incident that both Hansen and promoters claimed that Sammartino’s injury came about from the enormous power of his lariat. However, a botched power slam is what actually caused Sammartino’s injury.

After Sammartino recovered, Hansen faced him for the WWF Heavyweight Championship once again, at Showdown at Shea, but was unsuccessful. He left the promotion soon after. He returned in 1980, rekindling his feud with Sammartino and facing Pedro Morales and Andre the Giant on several occasions. He also developed a heated feud with the then-WWF Champion Bob Backlund which culminated in a steel cage match at Madison Square Garden.

Stan Hansen began his professional wrestling career as a part-time job while playing football with the Detroit Wheels in 1973. He brings his 28 years of wrestling experience.

Stan Hansen began wrestling professionally in 1975, first with future partner Frank Goodish. He is reportedly inducted into the WWE Hall of Fame alongside his opponent and friend Vader.

Wrestler Stan Hansen’s Work History

  • Stan made his WWF debut in 1976, finishing his first rivalry with WWF Heavyweight Champion Bruno Sammartino over the championship.
  • He did a tour for NJPW from November 21 to December 13, 1980, where he competed in the first MSG Tag League event.
  • From 1981 through 1990, he was a member of All Japan Pro Wrestling.
  • He competed in the American Wrestling Association in 1985.
  • Hansen debuted in World Championship Wrestling in 1990-1991.
  • He returned to AJPW in 1991, where he stayed for ten years. He announced his retirement on January 28, 2001, during the Giant Baba Memorial Spectacular event.

Aside from wrestling, he participated in the 1989 film “No Holds Barred” in the role of Neanderthal. On August 8, 2011, he released his novel, The Last Outlaw.

Stan Hansen’s Net Worth

Stan’s estimated net worth as of 2023 is around $4 million due to his major income as a professional wrestler.

His remuneration, though, is still being reviewed.

Stan Hansen’s Wife, Marriage, Children

Yumi Shaver is Stan Hansen’s happily wedded wife. She is the Seattle Mariners’ first-round pick in the 2009 Major League Baseball Draft.

Yumi was the wrestler’s second wife. However, information about his marriage and his first wife remains unknown.

He also has four children from his first marriage, including John Stanley Hansen III, Elizabeth Paige Hardee, and Nee Hansen.

Likewise, he has two additional children with Yumi Shaver Hansen and Samuel Hansen. Samuel, his younger son, is also a baseball player who attended the University of Texas in Arlington.

Stan Hansen Awards

  • Hansen won the NWF World Title on February 8, 1980.
  • On December 29, 1985, Hansen successfully defended his World Heavyweight Championship against Rick Martel.
  • He held the Triple Crown Heavyweight Championship four times.
  • Hansen and Bruiser Brody received the World’s Strongest Tag Determined League Exciting Award in 1982.


What is the net worth of Stan Hansen?

His net worth is 4 million dollars.

What is the height of Stan Hansen?

His height is 6 feet 3 inches.

What is the age of Stan Hansen?

His age is 74 years as of 2023.

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