TODAY IN PRO WRESTLING HISTORY… NOV. 3rd: A ‘Body’ of Government

DATELINE: NOV. 3, 1998 – BROOKLYN PARK, MN 


Jesse “The Body” Ventura, running as an Independent candidate, is elected the thirty-eighth Governor of Minnesota.

Ventura had been serving  his second term as mayor of Brooklyn Park, MN, and captured 37% of the votes in a three-way race. Considered one of the most surprising developments in American political history,  The Body stated during his famous victory speech, “We shocked the world”.




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