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Wrestler: Gene "Mr America" Stanlee
Real Name: Eugene Stanley Zygowicz
Birthday: January 1
Hometown: Chicago
Marital Status: Married
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Debut: 1951
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Notable Feuds:

  • NWA Southern Heavyweight title defeating Pat O'Hara (September 24, 1951);

  • Gene Stanlee formed a great tag team with his real life brother Steve Stanlee..
  • ~~~Bob Merrill worked as a third brother, Bob Stanlee, but was not really related in real life..
  • November 18, 1952: Lou Thesz defeated Gene Stanlee in 15:14 to retain the NWA World Heavyweight title..
  • Gene Stanlee is a health nut, longtime vegetarian, still sells a line of supplements..
  • ~~~Gene describes himself as the 'world's foremost authority on age reversal through blood purification'.
  • Gene Stanlee was at the Cauliflower Ally Club 2002 reunion..
  • September 23, 2005: Gene "Mr. America" Stanlee, one of the early pro wrestling Television legends from the 1950s, passed away..