Jim Ross to receive Lou Thesz Award from National Wrestling Hall of Fame
WATERLOO, Iowa--One of the biggest names in professional wrestling will be recognized by the National Wrestling Hall of Fame Dan Gable Museum. Jim Ross, a ring announcer and an executive for World Wrestling Entertainment, will receive the Lou Thesz Award at the George Tragos/Lou Thesz Professional Wrestling Hall of Fame inductions on July 22-23.
The Lou Thesz Award is given to an individual in wrestling who has taken the skills of professional wrestling into the realm of public service. The award is presented by the National Wrestling Hall of Fame Dan Gable Museum and Eblen Charities.
Eblen Charities is a North Carolina based non-profit organization that assists children, adults, and families in times of need.
Hall of Famer Gerald Brisco will present Ross his award at an induction banquet on Saturday, July 23. The banquet will be held at the Five Sullivan Brothers Convention Center in Waterloo, Iowa.
"Jim Ross carries the passion and dedication to make this profession the very best it can be, "said Brisco. "I think Lou Thesz would be honored to know good old JR will be receiving this great award."
Ross is one of the most recognized names in professional wrestling. He is best-known as a professional wrestling commentator and for his work with World Wrestling Entertainment. Ross has been heavily involved with scouting and talent development with the WWE.
Ross consistently works with several service organizations, including the Support Our Troops initiative, Circle of Champions, and Get R.E.A.L. (Respect, Education, Achievement, Leadership). He has also been involved with Meetings with Children with Life Threatening Illnesses.
"My boyhood hero was Lou Thesz," said Jim Ross. "Getting the Lou Thesz Award is an overwhelming honor. I'm looking forward to being in Waterloo for this event."
Ross will take part in all weekend activities, including a special training session at Five Sullivan Brothers Convention Center on Friday, July 22. Professional wrestlers who have committed to attending induction weekend include Terry Funk, Gerald Brisco, "Hacksaw" Jim Duggan, Mick Foley, Jim Raschke, Danny Hodge, Bob Roop, Larry Hennig, Fritz Von Goering, and Colt Cabana.
For more information on the weekend, or for information on ordering banquet tickets, contact the National Wrestling Hall of Fame Dan Gable Museum at (319) 233-0745 or [email protected]
Schedule of events
Friday, July 22
10:15 a.m. Registration for celebrity golf tournament at Irv Warren Memorial Golf Course
11:15 a.m. Introduction of celebrities
11:30 a.m. Tee off for celebrity golf tournament
2 p.m. Training session with Gerald Brisco and Jim Ross at Five Sullivan Brothers Convention Center
5:30 p.m. Doors open to the public for Impact Pro Wrestling show at Five Sullivan Brothers Convention Center
7 p.m. Impact Pro Wrestling show begins at Five Sullivan Brothers Convention Center
Saturday, July 23
9 a.m. Mixed Martial Arts seminar in the Dan Gable Teaching Center inside the National Wrestling Hall of Fame Dan Gable Museum with Greg Halsor. Wrestling legend Danny Hodge will provide a special presentation at the beginning of the seminar.
A special presentation of Takedown Wrestling Radio with Scott Casber and Gerry Brisco will take place during the training seminar. Both the clinic and the live radio program are open to the public.
12:30 p.m. Wrestling round table discussion with professional wrestling legends hosted by Brian Hoops of Torch Nostalgia at the Hall of Fame
1:30 p.m. Autograph signing with professional wrestling legends at the Hall of Fame
5 p.m. Reception for at Five Sullivan Brothers Convention Center
6 p.m. Induction banquet at Five Sullivan Brothers Convention Center
7 p.m. Induction ceremony at Five Sullivan Brothers Convention Center
Sunday, June 26th 2011 -- the wrestling world really will change as the Urban Wrestling Federation is laying it all out there uncensored on national pay per view. Never before has a wrestling company gone over-the-line all the time, until now. The streets of hip hop meet pro wrestling. The ring is the new block, and the fights go down anywhere, as the UWF is the Grand Theft Auto of pro wrestling.
The UWF thrives on reality based story-lines that go on everyday urban communities across the United States, as well as the world. There is no sugar-coating in the Urban Wrestling Federation (besides the hot video vixens), no topic is safe, and people better watch their back because you never know who is coming for your money and turf.
The hip hop shot callers converge on New York city for an all out street war, and even end up in the famed Hammerstein Ballroom to settle scores and position their crews as the dominant street gang with their eyes on the Urban Wrestling Federation World Title. If a crew controls the World Title, their crew controls the UWF money.
The UWF is not your typical pro wrestling company by any means. We have provided various video teaser reels, but these are done under the scope of national TV broadcasting. Meaning you can't really get a full feel of the raw, gritty, realness that is shown on the Urban Wrestling Federation Pay Per Views. This is not what you know as regular wrestling by any means! we guarantee when "FIRST BLOOD" goes off the air Sunday, June 26th --your jaw will be dropped, and everyone will be talking UWF come Monday morning!
Urban Wrestling Federation NEW First Blood Pay Per View video tease (:60) youtu.be/KFIz-iIvQzo
Original Urban Wrestling Federation First Blood Pay Per View tease (:30) youtu.be/TEplhb9TNAA
Urban Wrestling Federation First Blood cable TV preview (15:00) youtu.be/JID28f5om4M
URBAN WRESTLING FEDERATION
Airs Nationally on Pay Per View everywhere Sunday, June 26th 8pm et / 5pm pt and replayed that evening at 11pm et / 8pm pt (additional replays on each system until August 1, 2011)
-MURDER-1 vs LOWLIFE LOUIE RAMOS
-RUCKUS & GRIM REEFER vs DIRTY ROTTEN SCOUNDRELS (EC NEGRO & KC BLADE) vs GHETTO MAFIA (DOPE & CREED)
-BESTIA VS FACADE (title qualifying match for future pay per view)
-HOMICIDE vs EDDIE KINGSTON (title qualifying match for future pay per view)
Also appearing on UWF's "First Blood" hip hop stars MELLE MEL, RED CAFE, UNCLE MURDA, BRISCO, BILLY BLUE, RUSSELL "BIG BLOCK" SPENCER, CUBAN LINK, and wrestlers THE SAT'S (JOEL & WIL MAXIMO, SLYCK WAGNER BROWN, JEEZ, STEVE MACK, BUCK CHYLD, RASCHE BROWN, DAMEON SLUGGA, WILLIE MACK, more wrestlers and finally some hot video vixens including SHAREE "STILTS" (from the VH1 hit TV show Ray J of Love). Plus we can't forget the UWF staff in the announce team of SHAWN CREDLE, JULIUS SMOKES, and ROBBIE MIRENO, and officials REF D. EDWARDS and JIMMY DYLAN.
This is going to be one action packed hour, without a doubt.
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