Gorgeous George’s Winning Secret: Florida Air

In the late 1940s, ‘Gorgeous George’ revolutionized professional wrestling. His journey from orphanhood involved dropping out of high school and adopting a flamboyant persona. The pivotal moment came when he proposed marriage in a wrestling ring, marking the birth of “Gorgeous George.” Notably, his matches often culminated in a dramatic turn, where his valet would revive him with a unique touch – a few whiffs of the mystical “Florida Air,” adding an intriguing and theatrical element to his iconic career.