2023 George Tragos/Lou Thesz Professional Wrestling Hall of Fame
07/20/2023 - 07/23/2023, National Wrestling Hall of Fame Dan Gable Museum
Thursday, July 20
4:30 p.m. - Museum opens. Silent Auction begins. (All-Access Pass Required)
5:00 p.m. - Kickoff Social/Party with free Doughy Joey’s Pizza, appetizers, beer, and soda at the Dan Gable Museum (All-Access Pass Required) Special recognitions to be presented. Gerry Brisco, Dan Gable, Jim Miller, JJ Dillon, and other wrestlers and legends to be announced.
8:00 p.m. - Pro Wrestling Trivia hosted by DJ Trivia at GR Kitchen and Taps, located within the Best Western Plus. Compete with and against wrestling legends for prizes! (All-Access Pass Required)
Friday, July 21
9:00 a.m. - Museum opens. Free entry for All-Access Pass holders or $15 admission. Registration for Gerry Brisco Evaluation Show begins.
11 a.m - 12:30 p.m. - Podcaster collective at the Dan Gable Museum. This will include a roundtable discussion featuring national and regional wrestling podcasters. It will also include a meet and greet with question and answer period. (If you host a podcast and would like to participate, please email Tpeterson@nwhof.org)
12:30-2:30 p.m. - Legends of Wrestling game tournament featuring past and present Hall of Fame members at Dan Gable Museum. $10 suggested donation to participate. Free to All-Access Pass holders to watch and cheer on their favorites.
3:00-5:00 p.m. - LIVE Art of Wrestling Podcast with Colt Cabana at Waterloo Convention Center.
All Day - Pro Wrestling matches shown at Dan Gable Museum theater. “Pop-up” roundtable discussions with distinguished guests and vendor tables available. All-Access Pass Required or $15 at the door
11:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. - Seminar at Waterloo Convention Center for all active professional wrestlers at all skill levels. Seminar hosts will be announced in the coming weeks. Not open to the public
5:30 p.m. - Doors open for Impact Pro Wrestling show and fanfest at Waterloo Convention Center. Included in All-Access Pass or $20 ticket at the door.
6:30 p.m. - Impact Pro Wrestling Show at Waterloo Convention Center. Included in All-Access Pass or $20.
10:00 p.m. - After Party - Doughy Joey’s
Saturday, July 22
9:30 a.m. - Doors open at the National Wrestling Hall of Fame Dan Gable Museum for All-Access Pass Holders. Vendor booths open.
10 a.m. - Doors open at the National Wrestling Hall of Fame Dan Gable Museum to general public
10:30 a.m. - 11:30 a.m. – Round Table Discussion (subject & participants TBA) with Q&A session to follow.
12:00 - 1:00 p.m. - The Brisco and Big Ace Show podcast at the Dan Gable Museum. Special guests to be announced. Free to All-Access Pass holders or $15 admission.
1:30 p.m. – Autograph signing legends at Dan Gable Museum. All-Access Pass Holders enter first. Included in All-Access Pass or $20 admission
3:00 pm - Silent Auction concludes
4:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m. - Lifetime Members reception. (Lifetime Members only - $250 to purchase Lifetime Membership)
5 p.m. – Hall of Fame Reception at Waterloo Convention Center.
6 p.m. – Induction Banquet at Waterloo Convention Center.. Included in All-Access Pass or $60.
7 p.m. – Induction Ceremony at Waterloo Convention Center.
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