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That Time Jesse ‘The Body’ Ventura Was Elected Governor Of Minnesota

Remember when a former professional wrestler got himself elected as the governor of a major state?

In 1998, Jesse “The Body” Ventura, a WWF star turned political independent and crusader, defeated two major-party candidates to win the Minnesota governor’s mansion. The latest documentary in our “Signals” series — “Shock the World,” directed by Zak Knutson — revisits one of the most amazing elections in American history.