Kurt Angle, JBL, and Road Warrior Animal to headline HOF weekend
WATERLOO, Iowa—Several of the biggest superstars in professional wrestling history will be on hand for the George Tragos/Lou Thesz Professional Wrestling Hall of Fame induction weekend in Waterloo, Iowa, on July 13-14. The Hall of Fame is located inside the National Wrestling Hall of Fame Dan Gable Museum.
This year’s class of inductees are Kurt Angle, Don Curtis, John Bradshaw Layfield (JBL), Joe Laurinaitis (Road Warrior Animal), Dan Severn, and Bill Apter.
Weekend activities include a professional wrestling tryout with Gerry Brisco, professional wrestling show hosted by Impact Pro wrestling, Mixed Martial Arts seminar with Dan Severn, Fan Fest at the Dan Gable Museum, autograph signings, and the Hall of Fame induction banquet.
Former ECW/WCW/WWE star Perry Saturn and Colt Cabana will headline the Impact Pro Wrestling Show.
“I always look forward to this weekend,” said Hall of Famer Gerry Brisco. “This is an outstanding class of inductees.”
Kurt Angle, JBL, Road Warrior Animal, Dan Severn, Bill Apter, Baron Von Raschke, Gerry Brisco, Danny Hodge, Larry Hennig, Mad Dog Vachon, Fritz Von Goering, and Dan Gable are scheduled to appear during weekend activities.
Advance tickets for the Impact Pro Wrestling Show are $15 for ringside and $10 for general admission. Tickets to the Hall of Fame banquet are $50, which includes the reception and induction ceremony.
Contact the National Wrestling Hall of Fame Dan Gable Museum at (319) 233-0745 or firstname.lastname@example.org to order tickets. You may also order tickets online by clicking here.
Contact Troy Peterson of Impact Pro Wrestling at email@example.com for more information about the professional wrestling tryout with Gerry Brisco. The tryout is open to spectators for $10 beginning at 1 p.m.
Schedule of events
Friday, July 13
1 p.m. – Professional wrestling tryout with Gerald Brisco at Five Sullivan Brothers Convention Center.
5:30 p.m. – Doors open to the public for Impact Pro Wrestling show at Five Sullivan Brothers Convention Center. Autograph signing begins.
7 p.m. – Impact Pro Wrestling show featuring former WWE and ECW star Perry Saturn and Colt Cabana.
Saturday, July 14
Noon—Mixed Martial Arts seminar with Dan Severn in the Dan Gable Teaching Center inside the National Wrestling Hall of Fame.
1 p.m.—Fan Fest at the National Wrestling Hall of Fame Dan Gable Museum. Fan Fest includes a tribute to the career of Danny Hodge, historic wrestling matches playing in the theater, and Q & A with professional wrestling legends.
2:30—Autograph signing with professional wrestling legends at the Hall of Fame.
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.
The National Wrestling Hall of Fame Dan Gable Museum is a not-for-profit organization based out of Waterloo, Iowa. The mission of the National Wrestling Hall of Fame is to preserve history, recognize excellence, and inspire future generations.