The REAL Hall of Fame!
by, 02-01-2012 at 06:19 AM (8215 Views)
Forget about WWE's version of the HOF, it's nothing but a joke anyway. The real HOF is the George Tragos/Lou Thesz Professional Wrestling Hall of Fame and Museum in Waterloo, IA, USA.
Frank Gotch Award -
First presented in 2000, the award recognizes individuals is wrestling for bringing positive recognition to professional wrestling through work outside the ring.
James C. Melby Award -
First presented to Jim Melby himself in 2006, this award recognizes excellence in professional wrestling journalism.
Lou Thesz Award -
First presented in 2007, this award is given to an individual in wrestling who has taken the skills of professional wrestling into the realm of public service.
George Tragos Award -
First presented in 2011, the award is given to an exceptionally competitive wrestler who has adapted his wrestling skills and competitive nature to excel in Mixed Martial Arts.
Inductees and Honorees:
Ed "Strangler" Lewis
George Tragos - special honoree
Bobby Managoff - Frank Gotch Award
Tom Drake - Frank Gotch Award
Baron Von Raschke
Ed Don George
Dan Severn - Frank Gotch Award
Maurice "Mad Dog" Vachon
Jesse Ventura - Frank Gotch Award
George Scott - Frank Gotch Award
Gene LeBell - Frank Gotch Award
Dory Funk Sr.
"Iron" Mike DiBiase
Nikita Koloff - Frank Gotch Award
James C. Melby - James C. Melby Award
Steve "Dr. Death" Williams
Ted DiBiase Sr. - Frank Gotch Award
Bill Murdoch - Lou Thesz Award
Mike Chapman - James C. Melby Award
Penny Banner - Frank Gotch Award
"The Wolfman" Jason Sanderson - Lou Thesz Award
Greg Oliver and Steven Johnson - James C. Melby Award
Ricky "The Dragon" Steamboat
Fritz Von Goering
Ivan Koloff - Frank Gotch Award
Bill Kersten - Lou Thesz Award
Mike Mooneyham - James C. Melby Award
Paul "Butcher" Vachon
Mick Foley - Frank Gotch Award
Rene Goulet - Lou Thesz Award
J Michael Kenyan - James C. Melby Award
Dory Funk Jr.
Jim Duggan - Frank Gotch Award
Jim Ross - Lou Thesz Award
Scott Teal - James C. Melby Award
Pat Miletich - George Tragos Award
Kurt Angle and Don Curtis have been selected as the 2012 inductees into the George Tragos/Lou Thesz Professional Wrestling Hall of Fame. The Hall of Fame is located inside the National Wrestling Hall of Fame Dan Gable Museum in Waterloo, Iowa. This is an incomplete list, but it shows what a Hall Of Fame is supposed to be like. The WWE HOF is considered a joke among many including most of not all of the wrestlers and employees of the WWE itself. As long as the WWE keeps inducting those who have not contributed to wrestling into it's HOF, it will not be recognized as a true HOF.
I know some will be Butt-Hurt over this post, but facts are facts, and I for one am tired of the joke WWE is playing on us for HOF inductees.