This weekend marks a big couple of days for the National Wrestling Hall Of Fame, as the class of 2018 is scheduled to be honored in a series of scheduled events.
Featured below is a complete list of events scheduled for this weekend:
NWHoF’s Class of 2018 Scheduled Events
The George Tragos/Lou Thesz Professional Wrestling Hall of Fame inductions are on July 26-28 in Waterloo, Iowa.
All-Access Passes are still available for $130. Contact the Dan Gable Museum at (319) 233-0745 or email@example.com to order.
All-Access Passes allow attendees an opportunity to attend all events from Thursday through Saturday, including a ticket to the Hall of Fame Banquet, Thursday social with meal and drinks, a ringside seat to both Impact Pro Wrestling shows on Friday, access to The Torch live podcast, access to an exclusive panel discussion featuring the Hart Family, invitation to the celebrity social at Screaming Eagle, early admission into the museum Saturday, and preferred access at the autograph signing.
There are also events that are limited to All-Access Pass Holders and distinguished guests.
The Gable Museum is also offering an all-access pass and a three-night hotel stay package from July 26-29 at the Ramada Inn for $355. This includes two breakfast buffets each morning.
All-inclusive Hall of Fame packages and all-access passes must be pre-ordered by contacting the Dan Gable Museum at firstname.lastname@example.org, calling (319) 233-0745 or clicking here.
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Anyone interested in becoming a Lifetime Member should contact the National Wrestling Hall of Fame Dan Gable Museum at email@example.com (319) 233-0745.
Dan Severn and Owen Hart have been selected for induction into the 2018 George Tragos/Lou Thesz Professional Wrestling Hall of Fame. Award winners are Booker T (Lou Thesz Award), Bruiser Brody (Frank Gotch Award), Ben Askren (George Tragos Award) and Koji Miyamoto (Jim Melby Award).
Impact Pro Wrestling will host the Hall of Fame Classic for the second consecutive year. This year’s tournament first round matches are Bob Holly vs. Colt Cabana, Austin Aries vs. IPW rep to be determined, Brian Cage vs. Curt Stallion, and Air Wolf vs. D J Z.
This one-day tournament begins on Friday, July 27 at 1 p.m. The finals take place during the evening Impact Pro Wrestling show starting at 6:30 p.m.
There will also be a talent evaluation for active wrestlers, referees, and managers with current WWE scout Gerry Brisco and JJ Dillon. E-mail Troy Peterson, owner of Impact Pro Wrestling, for more information on how to take part: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Scheduled to appear:
Dash Wilder: WWE Superstar and half of the tag team The Revival
Scott Dawson: WWE Superstar and half of the tag team The Revival
Adam Pearce: Five-time NWA World champion; current WWE producer
Booker T: Six-time World Champion, WWE commentator
Queen Sharmell: Former WWE and TNA Superstar and Nitro Girl
Road Warrior Animal: AWA, NWA, and WWE World Tag Team Champion
Gerry Brisco: WWE Hall of Famer, NWA World Junior Heavyweight Champion, NWA World tag team champion and longtime WWE talent scout
Wes Brisco: Former TNA Impact superstar and son of WWE® Hall of Famer Gerry Brisco
B. Brian Blair: Cauliflower Alley Club president and half of the tag team “The Killer Bees”
Larry “The Axe” Hennig: Former AWA World tag team champion, father of “Mr. Perfect” Curt Hennig and grandfather of WWE Superstar Curtis
Austin Aries: Multiple time world champion for ROH and TNA, independent wrestling superstar
Dan Severn: NWA World champion and UFC World champion
Stan Hansen: AWA World Champion and All Japan Triple Crown champion
Nikita Koloff: NWA US champion and NWA World tag team champion
Tony Garea: Five-time WWF World Tag Team champion
Ben Askren: Two-time NCAA champion, Bellator and ONE champion
JJ Dillon: leader of the legendary Four Horsemen
Rob Schamberger: WWE artist in residence
Brian Cage: FSW champion, PWG Tag team champion
Colt Cabana: NWA World champion and independent wrestling superstar, host of “The Art of Wrestling” podcast
Ben Brown: WWE archivist
D J Z/Zema Ion: TNA X Division champion
Bob Holly: Former WWE Tag Team champion and Hardcore champion; 15-year WWE veteran
Cowboy Bob Orton: Part of the main event of the first ever Wrestlemania, father of Randy Orton
Charlie Thesz: Widow of Hall of Fame namesake Lou Thesz
Barbara Goodish: Widow of Bruiser Brody
Bill Murdock: 2007 Lou Thesz Award winner
Jason Sanderson: 2008 Lou Thesz Award winner
Koji Miyamoto: Japanese wrestling historian
Wade Keller: Pro Wrestling Torch founder
Bruce Mitchell: Wrestling historian and Pro Wrestling Torch columnist
Hart Family: Ross, Bruce, Diana, and Harry Smith
George Tragos/Lou Thesz Professional Wrestling Hall of Fame Induction Weekend Schedule
All weekend: Hall of Fame “Digital scavenger-hunt”. This will be a fun, first-time, event that will engage attendees in a new way.
All weekend: 16-person WWE 2K17 video game tournament at the National Wrestling Hall of Fame Dan Gable Museum.
All weekend: Pro Wrestling “Royal Rumble” pinball machine competition.
Thursday, July 26
5 p.m. – Jason Sanderson social and kick-off event at the National Wrestling Hall of Fame Dan Gable Museum for HOF Inductees and All-Access Pass Holders. Includes food and beverage. (All-access pass holders and distinguished guests only).
7:30 p.m. – Pro wrestling trivia hosted by BCP Live at Ramada.
9:30 p.m. – “Open Mike” with Mike Johnson featuring pro wrestling attendees at Ramada Inn.
Friday, July 27
9 a.m. – National Wrestling Hall of Fame Dan Gable Museum opens.
9:30 a.m. – Registration for pro wrestling evaluation at the National Wrestling Hall of Fame Dan Gable Museum.
10 a.m. – First time available to the public, vintage footage featuring JJ Dillon, Jack Brisco, Gerry Brisco and others played in the theater at the National Wrestling Hall of Fame Dan Gable Museum.
11:30 a.m. – Pro Wrestling Evaluation with Gerry Brisco and JJ Dillon at Five Sullivan Brothers Convention Center. Open to All-Access Pass Holders.
1 p.m. – Hall of Fame Classic. Eight-person Tournament with the first round held at Five Sullivan Brothers Convention Center and finals held at IPW show in the evening. Tickets for the evaluation, Hall of Fame Classic, and IPW show can be purchased for $35 or general admission for $25.
2:30 p.m. – Hall of Fame podcast with Wade Keller and Bruce Mitchell of PW Torch at Five Sullivan Brothers Convention Center. No charge for all-access pass holders; $10 for general public.
4 p.m. – Vendors open up in the lobby of Five Sullivan Brothers Convention Center prior to opening of Impact Pro Wrestling show.
5:30 p.m. – Doors open to Impact Pro Wrestling show at Five Sullivan Brothers Convention Center.
6:30 p.m. – Impact Pro Wrestling show starts at Five Sullivan Brothers Convention Center. Ringside ticket included for All-Access Pass Holders. (Tickets are $25 for Ringside and $15 for General Admission for non-Pass Holders)
10 p.m. to 1 a.m. – After Party for All-Access Pass Holders and distinguished guests at Screaming Eagle. Free shuttles available from the Ramada to The Screaming Eagle.
Saturday, July 28
9 a.m. – Lifetime Members Only – Lifetime Members breakfast at Ramada Inn and tour of the room where the National Wrestling Alliance was formed 70 years prior with five-time NWA champion Adam Pearce.
10 a.m. – Doors open to National Wrestling Hall of Fame Dan Gable Museum for all-access pass holders. Vendor booths open.
10 a.m. – Pro Wrestling Iowa Podcast in the National Wrestling Hall of Fame Dan Gable Museum conference room.
11 a.m. – Tribute to Owen Hart with the Hart family for All-Access Pass holders only.
Noon – Doors open at the National Wrestling Hall of Fame Dan Gable Museum to general public ($10 Admission for non-Pass Holders).
Noon – Memories of Bruiser Brody panel discussion at the National Wrestling Hall of Fame Dan Gable Museum with Barbara Goodish, Stan Hansen, Herb Simmons, and Tony Garea hosted by Midnight Guthrie.
Noon – Facebook Live independent pro wrestling showcase with Mike Johnson at National Wrestling Hall of Fame Dan Gable Museum.
1:30 p.m. – Photo op with Class of 2018 and professional wrestling legends in the George Tragos/Lou Thesz Professional Wrestling Hall of Fame wing. All-Access pass holders enter first.
2 p.m. – Autograph signing with professional wrestling legends at the National Wrestling Hall of Fame Dan Gable Museum. All-Access Pass Holders enter first. $20 Admission for non-Pass Holders required (most individual signers will charge).
5 p.m. – Hall of Fame Reception at Five Sullivan Brothers Convention Center.
6 p.m. – Induction Banquet at Five Sullivan Brothers Convention Center.
7 p.m. – Induction Ceremony at Five Sullivan Brothers Convention Center with Adam Pearce as master of ceremonies. All-Access Pass includes banquet ticket. Banquet Tickets are $60 per ticket for non-Pass Holders.
9:30 p.m. – Informal gathering at Single Speed Brewery.