Monday - CLOSED
Tuesday - CLOSED
Wednesday - 10am to 5pm
Thursday - 10am to 5pm
Friday - 10am to 5pm
Saturday - 10am to 6pm
Sunday - 1pm to 5pm
First Wichita Building
(locally called Big Blue)
712 8th St., Suite 100
Wichita Falls, TX 76301
Stroll 'n Roll - Free Museum Day
Saturday, September 9th 10am to 5pm
A museum day throughout Wichita Falls, TX
Park and ride or visit the attractions on your own..... join the Trolley / Bus at the MPEC as you ride from stop to stop visiting all of Wichita Falls greatest museums and attractions. Locations such as the Museum of North Texas History, Jenny to Jet exhibit at the Wichita Falls Airport, Kemp Arts Center and others throughout town. Visit the Stroll 'n Roll website for all the info and locations!
During your visit at the PWHF, pick up cool coloring pages, receive autographs from Luchadores plus see the kickoff of our Lucha Libre display for Hispanic Heritage Month.
A full day of fun and activities in Wichita Falls, TX Saturday, September 9th, 2017!!!
The PWHF is proud of the growing archives of programs, personal photos & albums, news clippings, promotional photos and other pieces of history and research that has been acquired and donated from around the World.
Thousands of these items are being scanned in and now made available via our subscription page on Patreon..... The digitizing of these items is very time consuming process. We will work on this weekly. Through this site you will be supporting the archives of the PWHF as well as helping cover the costs of the scanning and processing of the archives.
THANK YOU to all who donated and supported the PWHF and all other nonprofits during Texoma Gives Day! Over $750,000 was raised for 200 nonprofit organizations. Per Texoma Gives, the numbers are still be totaled and will be available in a few days.
Texoma Gives Day is a full 16 hour day of GIVING for over 200 Texoma area nonprofit organizations! Donations can be made online or in person at the nonprofit! YOU DO NOT have to live in the North / Texoma area to donate, all PWHF supporters can donate!
Organized by the Wichita Falls Area Community Foundation in 2016 and funded by sponsors across the nation, Texoma Gives Day is a 16 hour day of giving to help provide critical funding for area nonprofit organizations.
Visit TexomaGives.org to learn more about the day, to GIVE early or 6am to 10pm Thursday, September 7, 2017 to donate & support the Mission of the Professional Wrestling Hall of Fame and Museum (PWHF). All donations made on #TexomaGivesDay on Sept. 7th are eligible for "Prize Money" that will be awarded throughout the day by the Wichita Falls Area Community Foundation. Click on the link for the PWHF Texoma Gives Day page for donations and information.
Donate to PWHF as we raise money to continue the Mission of Preserving the complete History of Professional Wrestling!!
Thank you to all the promoters, wrestlers, announcers, referees and fans who participated throughout August in gathering Traveling Hearts signatures and photos from shows around the U.S.! Phillip Sullivan, Lucha Pride and Robert Langdon, Texoma Pro are always so supportive in all our activities, the videos and photos were taken at their shows.
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, which is past inductees, historians, and other wrestling legends.
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 or you may mail information to the PWHF attention Selection Committee, P.O. Box 8123, Wichita Falls, TX 76307.
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. During the June PWHF Board of Directors meeting the following category changes were made.....
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 Divisions has changed slightly, with the addition of the Referee and Executive Divisions. The Ballots are mailed by October 15th each year and must be returned by November 15th to be counted. 2018 Hall of Fame Inductee will be announced after all ballots are counted, confirmed and inductees or their families have been contacted!
The PWHF was created and continues today to tell all the stories of wrestling past, preserve the history for future generations. We are not affiliated with just one wrestling promotion but promote and recognize them all. We support all wrestling.
If you are a wrestling organization, please register and add your shows & events. Please make sure to make note if they are NOT family-friendly.
Fans feel free to visit the Calendar to find Professional Wrestling in your area!!
Come out to support your local Indy Wrestling organizations. There are great organizations around the World running weekly, monthly; just search for professional wrestling in your local area or check our Wrestling Event s Calendar.
If you own, run a Indy Wrestling promotion and want the PWHF to come #sharetheloveofwrestling, give us a call or email email@example.com!
Susan Green, Mick Foley, George Napolitano and Tatsumi Fujinami
(Mr. Hennig returned to hotel after acceptance & missed the official photo!)
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.
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!
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.
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.
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.
LOCATED in downtown WICHITA FALLS,TX
First Wichita Building Annex
(fondly known locally as the Big Blue Bldg.)
712 8th Street,
Wichita Falls, TX 76301