- 01/16/2013 (1:34:05 pm)
- Bob Mulrenin
King Kong Bundy Announced for Wrestling Hall of Fame
Bundy to be first inductee into new Wrestling Hall of Fame!
Milwaukee, WI – January 14th, 2013 -- The Pro Wrestling Report is pleased to announce the creation of the PWR Hall of Fame with an induction ceremony to be held in New York City on April 5th, 2013.
Our first inductee will be King Kong Bundy - a man who many say should have been inducted into the Hall of Fame many years ago. Bundy has achieved so much in the wrestling business including headlining "Wrestlemania 2" with Hulk Hogan and appearing on the hit TV show "Married with Children" in the 1980's. Bundy is referred to as one of the best "big men" to ever wrestle.
The PWR Lifetime Achievement Award was created in 2009 and based on the overwhelmingly positive response that award has received, PWR is launching this Hall of Fame to recognize the legends of Pro Wrestling that have not yet been recognized by other exiting Hall of Fames.
Lifetime Achievement Award Recipients:
· 2009 - Bobby “The Brain” Heenan (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OYxhyo2uFt4)
· 2010 – Demolition (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CJdl6-5RaLI)
· 2011 - “Mean” Gene Okerlund (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mz_eQenrNtI)
· 2012 – Kevin Nash (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=n0uNN24Fix8)
This Hall of Fame will be about respect for the contributions of the inductees and will not be impacted by the normal “politics” of Pro Wrestling.
The Ceremony will be hosted by PWR Host Dameon Nelson (twitter: @dameonnelson) and will be open to the public. The Hall of Fame Ceremony will be the kickoff to PWR Weekend in New York where the Shenanigans in the Concrete Jungle Party will occur the following evening also at Hotel Pennsylvania. The Party will be hosted by Kevin Nash and will feature appearances by several other major names in Pro Wrestling! Tickets for the party are available now at www.pwrshow.com as well.
More inductees will be announced in the coming weeks along with the names of the stars who will be inducting the 2013 class.
Who: Pro Wrestling Report
What: Hall of Fame Ceremony
Where: Hotel Pennsylvania Ballroom, 401 7th Avenue, Manhattan, NY
When: Friday, April 5th, 2013 at 10pm ET
For more information the media can contact the event organizer direct at [email protected]
Passes are available to members of the media, please contact us via email at [email protected] for consideration.
Tickets are available now and can be purchased at www.pwrshow.com and a very limited number of tickets are available for the ceremony. Tickets can also be purchased at [email protected] and there is a 10% discount on Silver and Diamond Circle Tickets when you purchase 2 or more.