Help the PWHF and wrestling community celebrate these deserving individuals and their families during our 18th Annual Induction Events, May 16th, 17th and 18th, 2019 in Wichita Falls, TX! Follow this to the Events page for complete list and link to tickets!
2019 Hall of Fame Inductees
Abdulla the Butcher
One of his trademarks is a series of divot-like scars on his head that he has due to excessive use of blading during his career. The scars are so deep that, according to Mick Foley, he is able to put gambling chips into them.
Canadian–American professional and amateur wrestler who worked for several promotions including Stampede Wrestling, New Japan Pro Wrestling (NJPW), World Championship Wrestling (WCW), and the World Wrestling Federation (WWF), where he wrestled under both his own name, and ring name The Blue Blazer.
A member of the Hart wrestling family, he was born in Calgary, Alberta, the youngest of 12 children of Stampede Wrestling promoters Stu and Helen Hart. Among other accolades, Owen was a one-time USWA Unified World Heavyweight Champion, a two-time WWF Intercontinental Champion, a one-time WWF European Champion, and a four-time WWF World Tag Team Champion, as well as the 1994 WWF King of the Ring. He headlined multiple pay-per-view events for the WWF, and was widely regarded as one of the company's best in-ring performers.
The Midnight Express
Johnny "Red Shoes" Dugan
- NWA Women’s Tag Team titles w/Natasha defeating Sherry Lee & Ann Casey (August 1979 in Memphis Tennessee);
- All-star Wrestling Women’s title defeating Ann Quimby (1968);
- All-star Wrestling Women’s title defeating Despina Montages (1985);
- IWA Women’s Tag Team titles w/Tracy Richards defeating Judy Martin & Winona Little Heart (1986)
- She made her debut in Florida for Cowboy Luttrel
- Married to the love of her life Billy Blue River!
2018 Hall of Fame Inductees
A little over a year later he joined the Wisconsin National Guard for the three and a bit month war with Spain over Cuba. He'd be back in Wisconsin before the end of 1898 although would not wrestle again until 1899. By the middle of the year he was being trained by Evan Lewis, although it's quite likely the two had been in contact since the original match, as it's said both Lewis and the referee, notable wrestler Jack Carkeek, had been impressed.
Ralph "Ruffy" Silverstein
Ernie "the Cat" Ladd
Hacksaw Jim Duggan
Red Bastien & Billy Red Lyons
This popular duo came together primarily because they were in the same place at the same time, meaning both were wrestling out of the Minneapolis, Minnesota which was the headquarters of the American Wrestling Association.