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Betty George, First Wife Of WWE Hall of Famer Gorgeous George, Passes Away announced Friday that Betty Wagner, the first wife of WWE Hall of Famer Gorgeous George, died that day at the age of 98 in Gearhart, Oregon.

Wagner attended the 2010 WWE Hall of Fame Induction ceremony to accept the posthumous induction on behalf of Gorgeous George.

Betty George, first wife of WWE Hall of Famer Gorgeous George, passed away
June 3, 2011

WWE is saddened to learn of the loss of Betty George, first wife of WWE Hall of Famer Gorgeous George, who passed away peacefully today in Gearhart, Ore. She was 98 years old.

All of us at WWE wish to extend our deepest condolences to Mrs. George’s family and friends, including her four children, Carol Kelley, Donnie, Rex and Honi.


  • Boomski

    Didn’t mean to sound smug. Text is never a good indicator. LOL and true with Wikipedia. I noticed that it also said Muhammad Ali and James Brown. I just have them switched when I said it. Though, no Wiki for me. Those were just the first few that came to mind.

  • venom

    I am 26 and don’t know much about George. That doesn’t mean I am not a fan. I just never looked him up yet.

  • lazlo woodbine

    Don’t have a go at the guy, he was just asking, I guess Boomski tried to impart some information, even if it was in the smug tone and content of someone who’d just hit up Wikipedia.

  • Boomski

    Like JT, I know the history of Gorgeous George. Though I’m 29, age doesn’t matter as I have known about Gorgeous George since I was a kid. The main factor is if you don’t now about Gorgeous George, then you really don’t know Ric Flair, James Brown, Muhammad Ali, and many others. All whom have acknowledged that Gorgeous George had influenced their styles. Just saying 😀

  • jt

    im 28 and i know all about gorgeous george… you obviously arent a wrestling fan if you dont know who gorgeous george is

  • erik

    I am only 27 years old. so who is this gorgeous george? was he a wrestler in 40’s?