Sunday, July 01, 2007

Less Than 2 Weeks To Waterloo!

We are just two weeks from the Inductions Weekend event for the George Tragos/Lou Thesz Professional Wrestling Hall of Fame in Waterloo, Iowa, at the BRAND NEW Dan Gable International Wrestling Institute and Museum. The Museum is looking for as much support from CAC members as possible.

Waterloo has a sensational wrestling history, having hosted Frank Gotch defending the world title in 1909 and being the spot where the NWA was formed in 1948. Most of the top pros of the last century wrestled there and it is home to such names as Dan Gable and Ox Baker.

There are four tremendous events planned for the weekend.

CELEBRITY GOLF TOURNAMENT, Friday, July 13, 12:00 Noon: Don Perkins (ex Dallas Cowboys running back) and many other former NFL players and Olympic wrestlers will be there, along with Baron Von Raschke, Nikita Koloff, Tom Drake, Dan Gable and Dan Hodge. Cost is $95 and includes a steak dinner.

WLW PRO WRESTLING SHOW, Friday, July 13, 7:00 PM: at Young Arena. Tickets are $15 for ringside and $10 general admission. Beautiful arena, lots of legends there to greet public, sign autographs. Trevor Murdock of the WWE is the headliner, and Curt Henning's son will be making his pro debut. Steve Williams is also wrestling, and so is the son of Ted DiBiase. We will have 13 Legends at ringside, including many hall of famers.

OFFICIAL INDUCTIONS into GEORGE TRAGOS/LOU THESZ PRO WRESTLING HALL OF FAME Saturday, July 14, 11:00 AM: Reception and authors' book signing to follow. General admission for $5. Inductees are Red Bastien, Steve Williams, The Great Gama, Dale Lewis and Curt Hennig.

INDUCTION BANQUET at Saturday, July 14, 7:00 PM: At 5 Sullivans Brothers Convention Center, for $60. Limited seating. Must order tickets by July 10. Can call museum at 319-233-0745 for additional information.

The new museum is tremendous. The pro wing is much larger and nicer.

Tickets for the Saturday night banquet are now $65 (they went up last weekend from the original price) but we will STILL sell hem for $60 to any CAC member that orders in the next four days.

Also, the host hotel is the Ramada Inn, just two blocks away. They have a special rate for this weekend.

The golf tournament on Friday afternoon still has a few spots left.

This is a great opportunity for our CAC members to help support this Hall of Fame and Museum!