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Greg Gagne

  

Real Name - 

Gregory Alan Gagne

Birthdate - 7/27/48

6’1” 220 lbs. - Robbinsdale, MN


Athletic Background - 

Football (University of Wyoming)


Teacher(s) - 

Verne Gagne; Billy Robinson [`72 Camp]


Professional Background - 

AWA(`72-`91), St. Louis(`77), Toronto(`77-`78), All Japan(`82,`84), WCW(`93), WWE(`06), OVW(`06)


Aliases - none

Groups - none

Peak Years - `77-`83


Finisher(s) - 

- Gagne Sleeper

- Flying Body Press


Favorites -

- Flying Kneedrop

- Flying Head Scissors

- Reverse Monkey Flip

- Dropkick

- Sidekick

Ringwork Rating - 

 Move Set
 Science
 Aerial
 Power
 Strikes


Intangibles Rating - 

 Entertainment
 Selling
 Bumping
 Carrying
 Heat
 Legacy


Place in History - 

The burden of both being a second-generation wrestler and a promoter's son was one that Greg Gagne never fully overcame. His father, Verne Gagne, was one of the biggest stars of pro-wrestling's golden age and one of the premier promoters in the United States for a time. His son was not as great an athlete, not as charismatic a personality and not given a huge push since day one. However, Greg Gagne was a hardworking youngster who was made to climb the ladder by his father. Gagne first found success teaming with Jim Brunzell in a tag team called “The High Flyers.” The pair were solid workers with a little flash to their work that made them a great babyface tag team in the 1970s. Although Greg Gagne was knocked as being lanky and not looking like a white meat babyface, he was inarguably a reliable talent in the AWA. As his father aged, Greg slowly assumed more power and he became a good booker while the talent in AWA remained. As the company crumbled, Greg Gagne struggled to keep it going and eventually it fell as his father grew weary from battling Vince McMahon and the WWF. Greg had short and unsuccessful runs in WCW and OVW as a booker and agent. Most recently he has been featured on WWE Home Video and made good showings with his insight on pro-wrestling history and its personalities. Greg Gagne is unfortunately lumped with unimpressive promoters' sons like George Gulas, Erik Watts and Captain Ed George when he should be remembered alongside Mike Graham, Bruce Hart and Jeff Jarrett as promoters' sons whose were respectable pro-wrestlers and bookers in their own right.


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