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]



Starting September 1st the PWHF will change to "Winter" hours, now closing on Tuesdays! 

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

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

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!! 

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!!! 

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, 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 protected]

Just order through Smile.Amazon.Com and choose the Professiona Wrestling Hall of Fame as your charity of choice and shop away.... every purchase sends a percentage back to the PWHF! 
With the school & holiday shopping seasons upon us, what a great way to spend those online dollars!!
#SmileAmazon  #SupportthePWHF

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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