What was the wrestler Gorgeous George’s real name? August 1, 2020October 15, 2011 by Pamela Landy The wrestler Gorgeous George’s real name was George Wagner. Related Answers Who were the first players inducted into the Baseball Hall of Fame? What was George Orwell’s real name? What were the real names behind these famous pen names? Who were the “Big Four” who negotiated peace at Versailles at the end of World War I? Of the sisters Joan Fontaine and Olivia de Havilland, whose name is real? Was there a real Robinson Crusoe?