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George Tragos/Lou Thesz Professional Wrestling Hall of Fame stories



CLASS OF 2014 STORIES

  • 2014 Induction Weekend Photo Gallery
  • July 27, 2014: Road trip for a friend: A weekend at the Tragos/Thesz Hall of Fame
  • July 26, 2014: Steiners headline Tragos/Thesz induction weekend
  • July 17, 2014: Thesz would approve of Wilbur Snyder as a hall of famer
  • July 16, 2014: Amateur days at Michigan helped shape Scott Steiner
  • July 10, 2014: Larry Matysik has earned the Melby Award for wrestling journalism
  • November 12, 2013: Steiners and Snyder headline 2014 Class for Tragos/Thesz Pro Hall

    CLASS OF 2013 STORIES
  • July 15, 2013: Edge main events Tragos/Thesz Hall of Fame induction
  • 2013 Induction Weekend Photo Gallery
  • July 10, 2013: Jim Brunzell a positive through and through
  • July 8, 2013: Brisco sets the standard for excellence at the Hall of Fame
  • July 5, 2013: Jim Brunzell made his mark inside and outside the ring

    CLASS OF 2012 STORIES
  • July 16, 2012: Angle's absence talk of Tragos/Thesz HOF induction
  • Tragos/Thesz Hall of Fame 2012 Photo Gallery
  • July 11, 2012: Award honours Dan Severn's MMA successes
  • Nov. 30, 2011: JBL talks Lou Thesz Award, future in WWE ... and rugby!

    CLASS OF 2011 STORIES
  • July 27, 2011: Jim Ross' acceptance speech for the Lou Thesz Award
  • July 23, 2011: J.R.'s passion shows through at Tragos/Thesz ceremony
  • Tragos/Thesz Hall of Fame 2011 Photo Gallery
  • VIDEO: Mick Foley introduces Scott Teal
  • VIDEO: Terry Funk tells a Chris Taylor story
  • VIDEO: Jim Ross starts his speech
  • July 21, 2011: Recalling Monsoon before he was top Gorilla
  • November 15, 2010: Tragos/Thesz HOF to honour Funk Jr., Monsoon, Ross, Duggan

    CLASS OF 2010 STORIES
  • July 15, 2010: Funk, Foley, Vachon among those honored at Tragos/Thesz HOF

    CLASS OF 2009 STORIES
  • July 13, 2009: Bockwinkel headliner at 2009 Tragos/Thesz HOF ceremony
  • 2009 Photo Gallery
  • July 9, 2009: For von Goering, a long journey to Hall of Fame
  • January 8, 2009: Waters have receded; Now museum readies a flood of memories

    CLASS OF 2008 STORIES
  • July 3, 2008: Melby Award winners deserving of honor
  • June 28, 2008: Piper, Saito, Jacobs enter Tragos/Thesz HOF
  • Photo gallery of the induction ceremonies
  • June 27, 2008: Flood damage at Iowa HOF makes an impression
  • Photo gallery of the flood damage
  • June 27, 2008: How Ray Gunkel's death changed wrestling
  • June 20, 2008: Flood won't stop Tragos/Thesz HOF 'Super Weekend'
  • June 14, 2008: Iowa wrestling museum flooded
  • December 20, 2007: Piper, Saito, Jacobs headline '08 Tragos/Thesz Hall of Fame list
  • December 13, 2007: Abe Jacobs's fantastic wrestling voyage

    CLASS OF 2007 STORIES
  • July 14, 2007: Emotions run high at Tragos/Thesz induction
  • July 14, 2007: Induction Ceremony Photo Gallery
  • July 13, 2007: Celebrity Golf Tournament Photo Gallery
  • July 6, 2007: Wrestling stars find recognition, not defeat, at Waterloo

    CLASS OF 2006 STORIES
  • July 17, 2006: Family & faith dominates Tragos/Thesz induction
  • July 3, 2006: Memories will haunt at Tragos/Thesz inductions
  • Dec. 14, 2005: Larry Hennig one tough guy
  • Nov. 30, 2005: Tragos/Thesz HOF announces Class of 2006

    CLASS OF 2005 STORIES
  • July 16, 2005: Tragos/Thesz Hall inducts six more
  • July 11, 2005: The modest career of Jerry Brisco
  • July 10, 2005: Newton HOF set to grow by six

    CLASS OF 2004 STORIES
  • Aug. 2, 2004: Newton inducts Class of 2004
  • July 28, 2004: Kiniski, Rheingans entering Newton hall

    CLASS OF 2003 STORIES
  • Aug. 4, 2003: Ventura given Museum's top honour

    RELATED LINK
    Dan Gable International Wrestling Institute and Museum website: www.wrestlingmuseum.org