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NEWS: Nat'l Wrestling Hall of Fame Weekend begins Friday - Edge, Ross, more, plus full schedule & live PWTorch coverage

Jul 12, 2013 - 1:52:39 AM
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By James Caldwell, PWTorch assistant editor

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The annual George Tragos/Lou Thesz Professional Wrestling Hall of Fame Weekend event kicks off Friday in Waterloo, Iowa.

This year's special guests include Edge (Adam Copeland), Jim Ross, Jim Brunzell, and MMA fighter Matt Hughes. Ric Flair and Bill Watts were late scratches this year.

FYI: A group of PWTorch VIP members & readers will be live-tweeting the event @StuntGranny and at StuntGranny.com throughout the weekend. The following is the schedule...

Friday, July 12

12:00 noon – Professional wrestling try-out with Gerald Brisco and Jim Ross at Five Sullivan Brothers Convention Center.

5:30 p.m. – Doors open to the public for Impact Pro Wrestling show at Five Sullivan Brothers Convention Center. Autograph signing begins.

7 p.m. – Impact Pro Wrestling show featuring Colt Cabana.

Saturday, July 13

9 a.m. – Special live broadcast of Takedown Wrestling Radio with Scott Casber and Steve Foster at the Dan Gable Museum.

11 a.m. – History of WWE presentation with "N.Y. Times” Bestselling Author & WWE biographer Brian Shields.

12:00 noon - Mixed Martial Arts seminar with Matt Hughes in the Dan Gable Teaching Center inside the National Wrestling Hall of Fame.

1 p.m. - Fan Fest at the National Wrestling Hall of Fame Dan Gable Museum. Fan Fest includes a tribute to the American Wrestling Association, historic wrestling matches playing in the theater, and Q&A with Mick Karch, and an AWA reunion.

2:30 p.m. - Autograph signing with professional wrestling legends at the Hall of Fame.

5 p.m. - Hall of Fame reception at Five Sullivan Brothers Convention Center.

6 p.m. - Induction banquet at Five Sullivan Brothers Convention Center.

7 p.m. - Induction ceremony at Five Sullivan Brothers Convention Center with Arda Ocal as master of ceremonies.

[ FYI: The National Wrestling Hall of Fame Dan Gable Museum is a not-for-profit organization based out of Waterloo, Iowa. The mission of the National Wrestling Hall of Fame is to preserve history, recognize excellence, and inspire future generations. More information HERE at NWHOF.org ]

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