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Herman Gustav Rohde Jr. (February 20, 1921 – June 26, 1992), better known by the ring name "The Nature Boy" Buddy Rogers, was an American professional wrestler and one of the biggest wrestling stars in the beginning of the television era. His performances inspired generations of professional wrestlers, such as Butch Reed during his "Natural" phase, and the "Nature Boy" Ric Flair, who used Rogers' nickname, as well as his look, attitude and finishing hold, the figure-four leglock. He was a two-time world champion, most notably becoming the first professional wrestler to hold both the WWWF World Heavyweight Championship, now known as the WWE World Heavyweight Championship, and the NWA World Heavyweight Championship. In 1994 he was inducted into the WWE Hall of Fame.

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