Stan Hansen

1949 - Today

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John Stanley Hansen II (born August 29, 1949), best known as Stan "The Lariat" Hansen, is an American retired professional wrestler. Hansen is known for his stiff wrestling style, which he attributed to his poor eyesight, and for his gimmick as a loud, violent cowboy who wanted to fight everybody, which he further emphasized by appearing in interviews with a cowboy hat, leather vest and bullrope while often chewing on tobacco. Considered one of the most successful and popular gaijin in Japanese professional wrestling history, he became more well-known and revered in Japan than in his native United States. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Stan Hansen has received more than 1,068,296 page views. His biography is available in 15 different languages on Wikipedia. Stan Hansen is the 76th most popular wrestler (up from 85th in 2019), the 6,039th most popular biography from United States (up from 6,167th in 2019) and the 26th most popular American Wrestler.

Memorability Metrics

  • 1.1M

    Page Views (PV)

  • 49.02

    Historical Popularity Index (HPI)

  • 15

    Languages Editions (L)

  • 2.70

    Effective Languages (L*)

  • 2.38

    Coefficient of Variation (CV)


Among wrestlers, Stan Hansen ranks 76 out of 1,027Before him are Buddy Rogers, Kristjan Palusalu, Shawn Michaels, István Kozma, Darren Young, and Claes Johanson. After him are Edge, The Great Gama, Chris Jericho, Erik Malmberg, Sting, and Ted DiBiase.

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Among people born in 1949, Stan Hansen ranks 378Before him are Mugur Isărescu, Bob Ezrin, Carlos Gomes Júnior, Ed Begley Jr., Pia Degermark, and John Boehner. After him are Delia Owens, Volodymyr Onyshchenko, Helena Fibingerová, Tom Verlaine, Steven Williams, and Odilo Scherer.

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In United States

Among people born in United States, Stan Hansen ranks 6,039 out of 20,380Before him are Owen Garriott (1930), William Bonin (1947), Walter Burley Griffin (1876), John William Casilear (1811), Geraldine Ferraro (1935), and Kim Dickens (1965). After him are Lupe Ontiveros (1942), Ben Sharpsteen (1895), Willie Colón (1950), W. C. Handy (1873), Al Corley (1956), and Anthony Downs (1930).

Among WRESTLERS In United States

Among wrestlers born in United States, Stan Hansen ranks 26Before him are Rey Mysterio (1974), Lou Thesz (1916), The Ultimate Warrior (1959), Buddy Rogers (1921), Shawn Michaels (1965), and Darren Young (1983). After him are Chris Jericho (1970), Sting (1959), Ted DiBiase (1954), Bobo Brazil (1924), Kurt Angle (1968), and Bob Backlund (1949).