18th Annual Induction of the Professional Wrestling Hall of Fame

Just a little more than a month away from the 18th Annual Induction weekend full of events May 16, 17 & 18th, 2019!!

Wichita Falls will be taken over with Professional Wrestling for the entire weekend!

With 7 living PWHF Inductees this year, we are excited that 5 of them will be joining the festivities this year.

Confirmed to attend….

Ronnie “Hands of Stone” Garvin

Beverly “the Hammer” Shade

Bob Roop

Abdullah the Butcher

Randy Rose, one of the original Midnight Express

Plus WFWA, “Where Wrestling Comes First”, is bringing in some of the best Indie Wrestlers from coast to coast. We are excited to welcome these greats to our town too!

Watch here for the flyer and updates soon!!!

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18th Annual Hall of Fame Induction Activities Tickets are selling now and fast! We will be making more announcements soon about Inductees, Hall of Famers & Legends who will be attending.

Sponsorships are still available for the Induction events such as the Q&A with Chris Whaley and showing of the Masked Saint, as well as the WFWA presented Wrestling Under the Stars IV event, Banquet and more.

Become involved in an organization that honors the men & women of this great sport/business.

Also, we have a few tables left for the Trade Show. If you are an organization, promotion or sell merchandise, contact the PWHF today. If you reserve your table before April 15th, receive 50% off Table cost. Email [email protected] Subject Line – Trade Show Info.

If you are interested in having a BOOTH space at the Trade Show visit the PWHF EVENTS page, there is a booth application form available to download.

To date 2019 Inductees, or families, who have confirmed their attendance to this year’s induction events…… (we will update Facebook and website as soon as we can confirm)

  •  Bob Roop, Territory/Journeyman/Colleague Division Inductee
  •  Beverly Shade, Women’s Division Inductee
  •  Ann Laverne, Women’s Div Inductee, her daughter Marie Laverne & family will be in attendance
  •  Charley Fox, Pioneer Division Inductee, his family will be attending
  •  Abdullah the Butcher, Television Era Inductee
  •  Ronnie Garvin, Modern Era Inductee
  •  Baron Michele Leone, Pioneer Era Inductee, family members will be in attendance
  •  Red Shoes Dugan – Referee inductee, his family will be in attendance.
  •  Randy Rose, one of the original Midnight Express, tag team members will be in                attendance to accept his Ring. We hope the other members will be here too!
Schedule of Events –
Thursday, May 16th – Q&A with Chris Whaley and showing of the Masked Saint
Friday, May 17th – WFWA presents Wrestling Under the Stars IV
Saturday, May 18th – PWHF Tradeshow with merchandise and memorabilia; PWHF Annual Meet & Greet Autograph Line; and the 18th Annual Induction Banquet.
All the time you can tour the PWHF, visit the downtown area which has grown tremendously since we opened, visit the area’s other museums and attractions.

The PWHF Board of Directors and Fans around the globe send CONGRATULATIONS to all of the 2019 Hall of Fame Inductees.

We’ve got an exciting Induction weekend being planned to honor and celebrate these deserving Men & Women of this amazing business and sport we call Professional Wrestling.

Without further ado, this year’s Hall of Fame Inductees are –

  • Pioneer Division – Charlie Fox and Baron Michele Leone
  • Television Era – Lord James Blears and Abdulla the Butcher
  • Modern Era – Ronnie Garvin and Owen Hart
  • Territory/Journeyman/Colleague Division – Bob Roop
  • International Division – Gory Guerrero
  • Executive Division – Wally Karbo
  • Tag Team Division – The Midnight Express (Dennis Condrey, Randy Rose & Bobby Eaton)
  • Ladies Division – Ann Laverne and Beverly “the Hammer” Shade
  • Referee Division – Johnny “Red Shoes” Dugan

Update – The online ticket site has been updated with this year’s information, our events page has been updated with ticket info and the host hotel and other hotel contact info has been added. We will be posting the banquet location after the first of the year. We will continue to update the Events page with all of the confirmations of attendance as we receive them.