Date: Friday July 18, 2014
City, State: Waterloo, Iowa
Venue: Five Sullivan Brothers Convention Center.
Tragos/Thesz Hall of Fame weekendThis 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.
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.
James Jefferies, Ugly & Justin Decent defeated Tony Sly, Nate Redwing & Nate Alsin when Jefferies pinned Sly.