Today in 1999, former professional wrestler Jesse Ventura took the oath of office as Minnesota governor. Here are some more facts about other professional wrestlers:
FACT: In 1993, Andre the Giant became the first inductee into the World Wrestling Federation Hall of Fame.
FACT: In 1995, Hulk Hogan opened a restaurant called “Pastamania” inside of Minnesota’s Mall of America.
FACT: “Stone Cold” Steve Austin played defensive end at the University of North Texas.
FACT: Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson was named one of E!’s “Top 20 Entertainers of 2001.”
Andrew Michalscheck/Kathy Taylor/kt/sw
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