Tuesday, July 29, 2014

IPW Waterloo, IA 7/18/2014

Promotion: Impact Pro Wrestling
Date: Friday July 18, 2014
City, State: Waterloo, Iowa
Venue: Five Sullivan Brothers Convention Center.

Tragos/Thesz Hall of Fame weekend

This was my third time going down to Waterloo for the annual George Tragos/Lou Thesz Pro Wrestling Hall of Fame at the Dan Gable International Wrestling Museum. The weekends events start on Friday afternoon with evaluation matches that were watched by Jerry Brisco and Jim Ross.
When the doors opened up for the evening event fans could meet and get autographs from all the legends in attendance such as Danny Hodge, Larry Hennig (Lou Thesz award winner) and Barron Von Raschke. Jim Ross was also selling his BBQ sauce and beef jerky. Later in the night Diamond Dallas Page (Frank Gotch award winner), Scott Steiner (hall of fame inductee) and Randy Couture (George Tragos award winner) were at the tables meeting the fans. This event is very fan friendly and I encourage all pro wrestling fans to make their way to Waterloo next year.

Latin Thunder with Miss Frankie Jay defeated Matty Star with Jason Michaels.
The Lou Thesz battle royal featured over 15 men.
 Michael Monsoon won the Lou Thesz cup after eliminating Jaysin Strife.
 Aryia Daivari defeated Sepio Saunders.
Ricky Love & Colt Cabana defeated Adam Pearce & Sparrow when Love pinned Sparrow. Listen to Cabana's podcast with Jim Ross (#209) to hear learn more about the Dan Gable museum.
 Matty Star came to the ring and claimed that none of the old timers in attendance would last 5 seconds in the ring against him. Diamond Dallas Page came out and gave Star two diamond cutters.
 Mark Sterling defeated Hannibal. Hannibal recently won a lawsuit against Abdullah the Butcher.
James Jefferies, Ugly & Justin Decent defeated Tony Sly, Nate Redwing & Nate Alsin when Jefferies pinned Sly.
 AJ Smooth defeated IPW champion Nicky Free.
 Referee Billy J raises the hand of new IPW champion AJ Smooth.
 Wes Brisco defeated The Big Picture by tap out in a legends lumberjack match.


Anonymous said...

Great photos! Thanks for coming to Waterloo and helping to support the musuem at the Hall of Fame show.

-Referee Billy J.

(P.S. It's just the letter J., not Jay! ;-)

pro wrestling photog said...

Sorry about that Billy. I corrected my post and got the 'ay' out.