(April 13, 1937-June 19, 1997)
Birth name was George Stipich
Former WWF (Then WWWF) Heavyweight Champion
Wrestled in the WWE, NWA, Stampede and AWA
Known as 'Stan The Man' and 'The Crusher'
Why he might be annoying
His WWF title run lasted 9 days.
He was a 'transitional champion' who lost the title quickly after winning it.
Most of his big moves are dated and wouldn't cut it in the ring today.
His promoter gave him the name, Stan Stasiak, naming him after a wrestler of from the 20's.
His name and legacy was used to push his son, Shawn, in the WWF and WCW, but he wasn't at all able to fulfill his father's shoes and he was released by the WWE twice.
Why he might not be annoying
He was good at throwing punches and his heart punch looked devastating.
His match with Bruno Sammartino at Madison Square Garden in which he lost the WWWF Title turned out to be the first wrestling gate to surpass $100,000.
He was committed to the business and was known to never miss a booking.
He was a skilled a hockey player and actually got signed by the Rangers, but he chose wrestling due to his brutal tactics on the hockey rink.
Ironically, he was the master of the heart punch and he went on to die from heart failure.
Credit: Reo Rogerz
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For 2013, as of last week, Out of 3 Votes: 66.67% Annoying
In 2012, Out of 18 Votes: 77.78% Annoying
In 2011, Out of 13 Votes: 69.23% Annoying
In 2010, Out of 59 Votes: 64.41% Annoying
In 2009, Out of 47 Votes: 38.30% Annoying
In 2008, Out of 70 Votes: 61.43% Annoying
In 2007, Out of 101 Votes: 55.45% Annoying
In 2006, Out of 110 Votes: 67.27% Annoying
In 2005, Out of 335 Votes: 69.55% Annoying
In 2004, Out of 232 Votes: 56.03% Annoying
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