Jesse "The Body" Ventura is one of the greatest pro wresting performers of all time.
Never a great technician, but always entertaining, and he had the look, as was ahead of him time on wresting interviews. His wit is legendary, and it helped him in the political arena, where he has achieved far more than many would fathom.
A former Navy Seal, Jesse gave pro wrestling a shot, and the rest is history.
VENTURA GIVES ADVICE TO ARNOLD SCHWARZENEGGER ABOUT POLITICS
Articles (as published on Media Man Australia)
Jesse Ventura: Wrestling with politics, by Greg Tingle
Arnold Schwarzenegger: King of bodybuilding, movies, politics and media, by Greg Tingle
10th July 2002
Former WWE star and color commentator and current Minnesota Governor Jesse Ventura was hospitalized yesterday after suffering from chest pains. It was discovered that he had a blood clot in his lung which is recurring. A Ventura spokesman told the members of the media yesterday that the Governor is in stable condition at the North Memorial Medical Center. Jesse's wife, Terry, said that her husband is in a good mood despite what happened. Ventura announced last month that he won't be
seeking a second term in the office as Governor of Minnesota. Ventura's lung problem is the same one which forced him to retire from pro wrestling in the early 80s, and called the night he had to wrestle Hulk Hogan in Los Angeles as the lowest point in his life as he suffered pulmonary emboli the same night he had to perform and was never able to do the match. The news about Ventura was picked by several TV news channels and news websites.
Billy Graham This is the official website
Hulk Hogan My tribute to Hulk Hogan
Wrestlers he admitted liking
Adrian Adonis (The man he held the AWA Tag Team title with)
Tito Santana (This is a link to my Wrestlers from Mexico Pro wrestling section. You will be able to find info on Tito there).
Billy Robinson (This is a link to my Legends of Pro wrestling section. You will be able to find info on Robinson there).
To be the President of the United States (actually, that is a calculated guess)
Movie Related sites
Internet Movie Database
Wrestlers in the Movies
Verne Gagne Official AWA Wresting website (Ventura tribute and more)
Ventura in the AWA
Jesse Ventura Webring
Jesse Ventura Index