city: robbinsdale

robbinsdale high school (former)

from rick rude, curt hennig, barry darsow posted in pro wrestling by nevereatshreddedwheat

The Minneapolis suburb of Robbinsdale was at one time a breeding ground for future professional wrestlers.

AWA founder Verne Gagne attended Robbinsdale High School in the 1930s and Larry "The Axe" Hennig attended in the '50s.

Later graduates of the high school include:
Rick Rood (aka "Ravishing" Rick Rude) - class of '76
"Mr. Perfect" Curt Hennig - class of '76
Tom Zenk (½ of the Can-Am Connection) - class of '76
Dean Peters - class of '76
Scott Simpson (aka Nikita Koloff) - class of '77
John "The Barbarian" Nord - class of '77
and Barry Darsow (best known as Smash from Demolition and probably worst known as the Repo Man) - class of '78

Robbinsdale High School closed in 1982. This location is currently the Robbinsdale Middle School.

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