aka James Janos
When a professional wrestler bills himself as "The Body," that's usually a good sign that his
actual wrestling skills aren't as impressive as his
ability to tolerate massive doses of steroids.
When a politician bills himself as a former professional wrestler, well, that's a good sign the Apocalypse is at hand.
James Janos was born in Minnesota in 1951.
On graduating high school, Janos joined the Navy in 1969 and became a SEAL, serving for six years, including a tour in Vietnam.
own admission, the future governor was never fired upon in combat.
(soon to be Ventura) has never publicly discussed his
Vietnam career in much detail, leading many to assume that either he
never served in Vietnam, never served as a SEAL, or (less frequently) that he
was involved in some kind of atrocity.
critics have tried to make an issue of his
Vietnam career (or an alleged lack thereof), none of the various claims have ever stuck.
After Vietnam (or whatever), Janos
returned to the U.S., where after a brief flirtation with life in a motorcycle gang, he
settled down for heady cocktail of college, football and apple pie, the whole American works.
When pro wrestling promoters spotted him working out at the local gym, college went out the window, along with the name James Janos
James George Janos born, Minneapolis, MN.