Professional Wrestling Hall of Fame & Museum

  The Real Brick & Mortar Hall of Fame & Museum for the Business of Professional Wrestling!

MUSEUM HOURS

Monday - CLOSED

Tuesday - 10am to 5pm

Wednesday - 10am to 5pm

Thursday - 10am to 5pm

Friday - 10am to 6pm

Saturday - 10am to 6pm

Sunday - 1pm to 5pm

ADMISSION

Regular Admission -
$3.00 per person
5 & under - FREE
Military (active / retired) - $2.00
Seniors (65 & up) - $2.00
Group Tour Prices
Available
Call the PWHF for Info
regarding scheduling a guided tour
or renting facility for event!

LOCATION

First Wichita Building

(locally called Big Blue)

712 8th St., Suite 100

Wichita Falls, TX 76301

940.264.8123

1.844.307.7943

[email protected]



The PWHF Museum is operated daily by Board Members and Volunteers who are

as
passionate about Wrestling as our visitors and fans..... 

2018 Nominations being accepted now..... 

The 2018 Ballot Selection Committee is already underway working on their lists and notes for the upcoming Selection Ballot Retreat where the official Professional Wrestling Hall of Fame Ballot is created. The ballot is then voted on at the September Board Meeting and readied for mail out to the Voting Committee. 

If you would like to nominate a wrestler, referee, executive, promoter, match maker, valets, etc.... send your Nomination to the SELECTION COMMITTEE via their EMAIL.

Categories have been changed slightly this year based on evaluations and suggestions. A round table discussion with historians, referees, hall of fame inductees, and past wrestling legends was held during the 2017 Hall of Fame Induction weekend to access the current ballot and categories. 

The 2018 Professional Wrestling Hall of Fame categories are:

Pioneer Division: Civil War era to 1946

Television Era: 1947 to 1984 (many historians felt that after research most homes did not have their own TV sets until after 1947)

Modern Era: 1985 to Present Day

International Division: wrestler from another country, or mainly wrestled throughout other countries than the US.

Tag Team Division: tag team wrestlers 

Ladies Division: an outstanding lady wrestler

Colleague Division: managers, valets, announcers, photographers and those Wrestlers who were the "journeymen" for the business

Referee Division: strictly for referees (most referees did not travel from their territories; currently there is no referee in the PWHF)

Executive Division: bookers, promoters, business executives, historians


Colleagues Division has changed slightly, with the addition of the Referee and Executive Divisions, based on recommendations from the round table discussions, then voted on by the PWHF Board of Directors during the June meeting. 

Congratulations to ALL of the 2017 - 16th Annual PWHF Inductees

The families of Yvon Robert, Dick Raines, Sputnik Monroe, Luther Lindsay attended to accept their inductions, we were honored as Mr. Otis Gibbs allowed the PWHF to play his video to Sputnik Monroe song honoring Monroe's place in history. Shawn Michaels sent in his Thank You's and acceptance video (filmed at the WWE Performance Center) stating why his missed this year and promising to attend the 2018 Inductions to receive his Ring. 
Mr. Larry "the Axe" Hennig sang the Riders in the Sky as he accepted the Tag Team Induction for himself and Mr. Harley Race. Susan Green accepted her inductions telling of her early days of promoters trying to run her off from the business. You could tell Mr. Napolitano was a little fidgety, possibly due to the fact that for the first time in his "wrestling" history all cahmeras were on him, instead of him being behind the camera. Tatsumi Fujinami, through an amazing local interpreter Mr. Yujin,  told of how this induction has ignited a new fire for wrestling. The ABC's of Wrestling by Mick Foley, a complete 9 pages of hand-written calligraphy speech, as Mick Foley accepted his well deserved induction. 
There are thousands of photos taken, video being edited and more to come. The PWHF Board of Directors wish to personally thank ALL of the inductees, their families and all the fans who attended the 16th Annual Induction events.  Watch for videos, photos and more soon.... 
Save the date for 17th Annual Induction Events May 17, 18, & 19th, 2018!!! New activities and packages being planned so watch the website and social media for all details!! 
2017 Hall of Famers with their rings, minus Mr. Hennig

Susan Green, Mick Foley, George Napolitano and Tatsumi Fujinami


 (Mr. Hennig returned to hotel after acceptance & missed the official photo!)

2017 Hall of Famers with the custom belt

2017 Induction Belt donated by Texas Belts (Phillip Sullivan) that was auctioned off during the Banquet; a duplicate belt is on display at the PWHF. Thank you to Texas Belt's for their generous donations. 

Thanks to our many wonderful volunteer photographers, here is a view of each

Induction event through their eyes as well as 2017 Inductee Mr. Napolitano.... 

The PWHF is a 501(c)3 non profit, first chartered in NY through the board of regents in December 1999. We accept monetary donations, as well as items for donation or loan for displays. If you'd like to support the PWHF in any way, please hit the donate button!

Just one of our many educational tours given throughout the year

Guided Group Tours Available

Day Cares, Schools, Colleges, Group Homes, Church & Day Camps all welcome at the PWHF. We have guided tours available by knowledgeable volunteers, plus a children's play area and other interactive displays. Group Rates Available.

Just one of our baseball caps available in merchandise shop

PWHF Merchandise

PWHF Merchandise is available online & at the merchandise store inside the PWHF Museum. There is always a mix of items available, including past years Induction shirts & programs (while they last), past event signed posters, Caps, Shirts, Hoodies and more.

Board of directors & President Johnny Mantell are available for speeches and talks

Speakers Available

The PWHF Board President, our Head Volunteer or any of our Board of Directors are available for your speaking engagement. There are many topics that Professional Wrestling can reach, as well as helping you relive those memories from your youth. If you have a group or organization interested in a speaker from the PWHF, please send us an email or call the PWHF at 940-264-8123.

Another look at Big Blue in downtown Wichita Falls, TX - iconic skyline

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