Professional Wrestling Hall of Fame & Museum

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PWHF - 2018

17th Annual Induction events being planned now

The 16th Annual PWHF Induction weekend full of events are in the past. We are compiling all photos, videos and media from the amazing events and will be posted as soon as ready. Watch for links through this website, our Facebook and Instagram pages. 

Activities are still being confirmed for the 17th Annual Induction Week events, below are just a few activities already being planned. Watch the website for up to date listing of events around the Wichita Falls area, PWHF events and confirmed attendees to the Meet & Greet and Banquet! 
Thursday, May 17th
  • School Tours
  • Site seeing around Texoma
  • PWHF Museum Open for Tours
  • Induction special activities 
HOST HOTEL for the
2018 INDUCTION will be listed as soon as confirmed.
Partner Hotel....
1700 Fifth Street, Wichita Falls
(940) 761-1889
Rooms start at $45 / night Single
$50 Double
Baymont Inn & Suites
4510 Kell West Blvd. - 940.691.7500

Days Inn & Suites (adjacent to Host Hotel)
4500 Kell West Blvd. - 940.691.4200

There are a lot of great hotels and lodging in the Texoma area. Feel free to give the PWHF Museum a call if you have any questions. 

Mick Foley shows his ABC's of Wrestling acceptance speech for his PWHF Induction. 

Friday, May 18th
  • PWHF Museum Tours
  • Site seeing around Texoma
  • Wrestling Under the Stars III (with Indy's rising stars) at 8th & Ohio (if weather issues, the show will be moved to The Warehouse - 1401 Lamar @ 14th) 
  • Wrestling Show - After Parties (watch for locations)
  • Board of Directors Social - invite only

Questions & Answer session following the Wrestling Road stories from the Grappler Len Denton! 

Saturday, May 19th
  • PWHF Museum Tours
  • PWHF Trade Show 9 am to 4 pm - Admission Free - visit sports collectors, wrestlers & artists
LOTS of Memorabilia, Shirts, collectible figures and more!
BOOTH APPLICATIONS AVAILABLE for 2017
  • Meet & Greet 1pm to 3pm - TICKETS $60 each (Only 100 tickets are sold for this fundraising event)
ALL EVENTS HELD at the BIG BLUE EVENTS LOBBY - adjacent to PWHF MUSEUM
  • Induction Banquet 7pm - TICKETS $70 per person (Location - The Warehouse on 1401 Lamar, just  7 blocks from Big Blue)
2017 International Inductee Tatsumi Fujinami with PWHF President Johnny Mantell showing off the Choose Wichita Falls ad from the back of the 2017 Induction program. A limited number of programs are available for purchase through the Museum store and online. 
Thank you to Stew & Justin of Sports Guys Talking Wrestling for supporting the Professional Wrestling Hall of Fame & Museum. 

Thank you to our partners for the 16th Annual Induction events May 18-20th, 2017

Thank you to Budweiser & Falls Distributing for their continued to support.
KFDX Ch. 3 - FOX KJTL
Thanks to American Hat Company for providing custom hats to all Inductees.
The Knife Guys
Sikes Center Mall
Wichita Falls, TX

Official Partner of the PWHF

Congratulations to the 2017 PWHF Inductees

the 16th Annual Hall of Fame Class welcomes...

Pioneer Category

(1865 - 1942)

YVON ROBERT

2017 Pioneer Category Inductee
French Canadian professional wrestler who was best known to fans as Yvon "The Lion" Robert.

"Dirty" DICK RAINES

2017 Pioneer Category Inductee
Dick Raines was called “Dirty Dick” Raines because he had been disqualified “over a thousand times” in his career.

Television Division Category

(1943 - 1984)

SPUTNIK MONROE

2017 Television Category Inductee
He was a headliner in many territories, and was best known in Memphis, Tennessee, where he and Billy Wicks set an attendance record that lasted until the Monday Night Wars boom period.

LUTHER LINDSAY

2017 Television Category Inductee
One of the first African American wrestlers to become a major star, he was extremely popular in the Pacific Northwest and Mid-Atlantic territory. 

Modern Era Category

(1985 - Present Day)

MICK FOLEY

2017 Modern Era Inductee
An American retired professional wrestler, writer, color commentator, actor and voice actor. He is currently signed to WWE, where he is the current on-screen general manager of Raw. Foley is widely regarded as one of the greatest wrestlers in the company's history.

SHAWN MICHAELS

2017 Modern Era Inductee
Michaels wrestled consistently for WWE, formerly the World Wrestling Federation (WWF), from 1988 until his first retirement in 1998. He held non-wrestling roles from 1998 to 2000 and resumed wrestling in 2002 until retiring ceremoniously in 2010.

Ladies and Colleague Divisions

2017 Inductees

SUSAN GREEN

2017 Ladies Division Inductee
She began wrestling at the age of 15 and was trained by The Fabulous Moolah. She was the frequent tag team partner of Sandy Parker, with whom she won the National Wrestling Alliance (NWA)'s NWA Women's World Tag Team Championship.

GEORGE NAPOLITANO

2017 Colleague Division Inductee

photographer who specializes in professional wrestling photography.

International and Tag Team Divisions

2017 Inductees

TATSUMI FUJINAMI

2017 International Division Inductee
Japanese professional wrestler who is famous for his nickname as "The Dragon". He is credited for inventing the dragon sleeper and the dragon suplex. He is also the owner and founder of the Dradition wrestling promotion.

LARRY HENNIG & HARLEY RACE

2017 Tag Team Division Inductees
In Amarillo, Race met fellow up-and-coming wrestler Larry Hennig (later Larry "The Axe" Hennig and father of "Mr. Perfect" Curt Hennig). The two formed a tag team and moved to the American Wrestling Association (AWA).In the AWA, Race and Hennig branded themselves as "Handsome" Harley Race (which was actually a moniker given to him by fans in Japan) and "Pretty Boy" Larry Hennig, a cocky heel (villain) tag team with a penchant for breaking the rules to win matches.
Mark your calendars for May 18th - 20th, 2017 to join the Professional Wrestling Hall of Fame and the City of Wichita Falls in welcoming the 2017 Hall of Fame Class. This will be an amazing weekend filling with fun, friends, fans and Wrestling!

Wichita Falls, TX  - Blue Skies. Golden Opportunities...... This amazing town has a lot to offer the fans and visitors to the Professional Wrestling Hall of Fame any time of year, whether you visit during the 3rd weekend of May for the Induction activities, during the winter, summer or holiday time there is always something to see or do here in the Falls!

The PWHF Induction weekend is now family friendly with tons to do for all ages. So turn this into a weekend to remember!!



Castaway Cove Water Park is just one of the many family friendly activities throughout the Wichita Falls area to enjoy when you come to visit the PWHF! 

The view of Big Blue from the top of the water slide is amazing!!