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  • PWHOF - Class of 2019 The 18th Annual Pro-Wrestling Hall of Fame festivities are taking place over the weekend.  The Hall, now based in Wichita Falls, Texas (thanks to the efforts of Johnny Mantell) will have most of the living recipients in attendance. Pioneer Division - Charlie Fox and Baron Michele Leone Television Era - Lord James Blears and Abdullah the ButcherModern Era - Ronnie Garvin and Owen Hart Territory/Journeyman/Colleague Division - Bob Roop International Division - Gory Guerrero Executive Division - Wally Karbo Tag Team Division - The Midnight Express (Dennis Condrey, Randy Rose & Bobby Eaton) Ladies Division - Ann Laverne and Beverly "the Hammer" Shade Referee Division - Johnny "Red Shoes" Dugan
    Posted May 17, 2019, 6:26 PM by Wrestling Scout
  • AEW Brings Pro-Wrestling Back to the MGM Grand Garden Arena Pro-wrestling has been running in Las Vegas for many years, but AEW bringing its "Double or Nothing" show back to the MGM Grand Garden Arena.  The arena, which has a capacity of just under 17,000, was a regular stop for WCW for four years when Zane Bresloff was one of their main promoters.  The WWF/WWE has always favored the Thomas & Mack Center.  Although WCW's Halloween Havoc shows are the best remembered shows at the MGM Grand, they ran numerous Nitro events there over the years.  Halloween Havoc `96Jim Powers vs. Pat TanakaPsychosis & Juventud Guerrera vs. Damien & HalloweenDean Malenko vs. Rey Mysterio Jr.Diamond Dallas Page vs. Eddy GuerreroThe Giant vs. Jeff Jarrett ...
    Posted May 12, 2019, 5:53 PM by Wrestling Scout
  • Cauliflower Alley Club Honorees 2019 The Cauliflower Alley Club has been around since 1964 and has honored many greats of film, boxing, martial arts and, of course, pro-wrestling.  The group has undergone many structural changes over the years and in the past decade or so has turned its focus mainly to pro-wrestling.Iron Mike Mazurki Award - Mark HenryLou Thesz Award - Dory Funk, Jr.Men's Wrestling Award - David SchultzTag Team Award - Haku & BarbarianMen's Wrestling Award - Nick KozakWomen's Wrestling Award - BambiPromoter Award - Jeff WaltonJames Melby Historian Award - Mike RodgersCharlie Smith Referee’s Award - Scrappy McGowanArt Abrams Lifetime Achievement Award - Tony VellanoPosthumous Award - Larry Matysik
    Posted May 3, 2019, 4:46 PM by Wrestling Scout
  • Memphis Wrestling Hall of Fame Just over 25 years ago, the struggling USWA held a special "Memphis Memories" event at the Mid-South Coliseum and they drew an impressive 8,300 fans.  The event included the first inductees of the Memphis Wrestling Hall of Fame.  It was an effort to pull some old eyeballs onto their current product.  There is video is available online.The following year, Memphis Memories II was not quite as successful and two years later the USWA would close shop.While there have been several attempts by websites and individuals to revive or reboot the Memphis Wrestling Hall of Fame, those two first classes are worth noting.Memphis Wrestling Hall of Fame - Initial ClassTommy Gilbert Al & Don Greene Christine Jarrett ...
    Posted Apr 19, 2019, 7:39 PM by Wrestling Scout
  • JWA's World League (1959-1972) 60 years ago this year, Rikidozan's JWA held its first World League tournament.  Over the next fourteen years, the tournament included both the top native stars of the JWA and some of the biggest stars from around the world (as well as some less notable pro-wrestlers).  More than ten dozen men competed, but only four ever won the tournament - Rikidozan (5), Toyonobori (2), Giant Baba (6) and Antonio Inoki (1). The Top Ten (Number of Appearances) 1. Michiaki Yoshimura* (11)  2. Giant Baba (9) 3. Kintaro Oki (8)  4. Kokichi Endo** (7) 5. Toyonobori (6) 6. Rikidozan (5) -. Seiji Sakaguchi (5) 8. Antonio Inoki (4) -. Kantaro Hoshino (4) -. Mitsu Hirai (4) 3 Appearances Freddie Blassie The Great Togo ...
    Posted Apr 18, 2019, 7:45 PM by Wrestling Scout
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