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Jesse Ventura comments on working for Verne Gagne in the AWA

Jesse Ventura appeared on the Two Man Power Trip of Wrestling Podcast recently to talk about various topics. Down below is an excerpt from the interview of Ventura talking about working for Gagne.

“Verne had a great territory. The thing that made Verne’s territory so good was that you only wrestled about 12 or 14 times a month at the most. It gave you ample time with your family and ample time to work out and recover from injuries. I remember in Oregon I wrestled 63 consecutive nights in a row without a day off and there are guys who wrestled way more than that and beat that record like it was nothing. When you wrestled for Verne you would wrestle a day or two and then get three or four days off so it really made the Minneapolis territory at that time a wonderful place to be, if you wanted to make good money and not be on the road every day of your life.”

Ventura also talked about how he came up with his nickname of “the body,” his time in WWE and more. You can listen to the interview here.






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