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Lars Anderson

 

Name: - “Luscious” Lars Anderson

Born: - 14 March, 1939

From: - Bovey, Minnesota

Trained by: - Verne Gagne, Eddie Sharkey

Debut: - 1965

Retired: - 1986

Also known as: - Larry Heinemi

 

Toured Australia: - 1969

 

Began wrestling in 1965 under his real name, and was shortly after drafted into the “Minnesota Wrecking Crew” as Lars Anderson, brother of Gene and Ole. Had considerable tag success with the Andersons before coming to Australia in 1969.

Formed a successful team with Dick Murdoch, being awarded the IWA World Tag titles after the resumption of WCW in late 1969. Held the titles for a couple of months before losing them to Skull Murphy and Brute Bernard at Festival Hall in Brisbane. Travelled to San Francisco and formed a team with Paul DeMarco, winning the SF version of the NWA World Tag titles in 1972.

Wrestled in AWA as Larry Heinemi again from 1973-75. Formed successful teams with Larry Hennig and Buddy Wolfe before announcing his 'retirement' (leaving the area to wrestle in Georgia). Took on the Anderson name again and briefly feuded with Gene and Ole before turning up in Hawaii. Spent his last years as an active wrestler in PPW, becoming head booker in 1982.

Started up WLW (World League Wrestling) in 1996, closing down in 2000.

 

Titles held: - Florida Hwt, Polynesian Pacific Hwt (5), IWA World Tag (w/ Dick Murdoch), (SF) NWA World Tag (w/ Paul DeMarco), (Georgia) NWA World Tag (w/ Gene Anderson), NWA Southern Tag (2, w/ Gene Anderson), Georgia Tag ((2, w/ Gene Anderson), Midwest Tag (w/ Larry Hennig), Polynesian Pacific Tag (w/ Seiji Sakaguchi)

 

Credit: Mark Dalgleish, Wikipedia, Gary Will & Royal Duncan's Wrestling Title Histories
Photo credit: accelerator3359.com

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