Monday, July 25, 2022

The 2022 Tragos-Thesz Pro Wrestling Hall of Fame

Photo by Joyce Paustian / Slam Wrestling

by Dick Bourne
Mid-Atlantic Gateway 

"Is this heaven? No, it's Iowa."
           - from the film Field of Dreams

What a wonderful night at the 2022 George Tragos - Lou Thesz Professional Wrestling Hall of Fame Induction Banquet at the Waterloo Convention Center in Waterloo, Iowa. I was very honored to receive the James C. Melby Award for Journalism and to have the honor to stand on stage with three of the great legends in pro wrestling history: Trish Stratus (Tricia Stratigeas), Jim Ross, and Mike Rotunda.

The James C. Melby Award is named for Jim Melby, a professional wrestling historian, writer, magazine editor, and publisher in the 1960s-1990s. The award recognizes excellence in professional wrestling journalism and historical preservation.

Stratus was the recipient of the prestigious Lou Thesz Award, given to someone within the pro wrestling industry....... [CONT.]

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