Amateur wrestlers who went on to successful careers in pro wrestling and mixed martial arts (MMA) will be among the guests on Takedown Wrestling this Saturday, July 13, the weekly radio broadcast announced Wednesday.
The show will be broadcast live from the George Tragos/Lou Thesz Professional Wrestling Hall of Fame at the National Wrestling Fall of Fame Dan Gable Museum in Waterloo, Iowa as they welcome the Class of 2013 inductees into the pro hall.
Join Scott Casber, Steve Foster, Chuck Shockley, Brad Johnson and Troy Peterson, promoter of Impact Pro Wrestling, and co-host for the induction ceremonies, live this Saturday 9:00-11:00 a.m. Central and 10 a.m.-noon Eastern from Waterloo.
Among the guests scheduled to appear on Saturday’s live Takedown Wrestling broadcast include MMA legends Matt Hughes (who wrestled at Eastern Illinois University) and Dan Severn (former Arizona State heavyweight), WWE talent scout Gerald Brisco (Oklahoma State matman in the 1960s), Baron von Raschke (who, as Jim Raschke, was an NCAA All-American heavyweight for University of Nebraska in the early 1960s), and Mad Dog Vachon (who competed at the 1948 Olympics for Canada as Maurice Vachon).
Other guests expected to take the mic include WWE and film star Edge (Adam Copeland), Jim Brunzell of the AWA High Flyers and WWE Killer Bees tag teams, and famed announcer Jim Ross.
The Tragos/Thesz Class of 2013 inductees include Ric Flair (cannot attend), “Cowboy” Bill Watts (cannot attend), Chris Taylor (posthumously), Edge (Lou Thesz Award), Jim Brunzell (Frank Gotch Award), Matt Hughes (George Tragos Award), and George Napolitano (Jim Melby Award).
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Takedown Wrestling is available on radio on AM 1460 KXNO, on your computer, your Blackberry or I Phone with the I Heart Radio App. KXNO.com, Takedownradio.com, I Heart Radio App
Want to know more? To learn more about the Tragos/Thesz Pro Wrestling Hall of Fame Class of 2013 — including a complete list of activities during the July 12-13 ceremonies — check out this article from the Waterloo-Cedar Falls Courier. And, for photos and info on Matt Hughes, visit his official website.
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