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Stan Hansen to appear at The National Wrestling Hall of Fame event this weekend

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The National Wrestling Hall of Fame Dan Gable Museum added another name to its historic George Tragos/Lou Thesz Professional Wrestling Hall of Fame induction weekend. Stan Hansen, 2016 inductee into the WWE Hall of Fame, will attend the Hall of Fame weekend on July 22-23.

Hansen, who rarely makes public appearances, was a cross over star in the United States and in Japan. He was best known domestically for his feuds with Bruno Sammartino, Bob Backlund, and Lex Luger.

To celebrate this appearance, renowned professional wrestling artist Rob Schamberger has created a limited numbered print, signed both by Stan Hansen and the artist. These prints are available for presale for $25 until Wednesday or $30 at the show. To preorder, email Impact Pro Wrestling owner Troy Peterson at wresshow@yahoo.com or call (515) 306-4801.

Tickets to the podcast with Iron Sheik and Bob Backlund podcast ($20), Impact Pro Wrestling Show ($25 or $15), autograph signing ($20), and banquet ($60) are still available.

Call (319) 233-0745 to order tickets.

2016 Hall of Fame induction class

George Tragos Award—Chael Sonnen

Lou Thesz Award—JJ Dillon

Jim Melby Award—Dave Meltzer

Frank Gotch Award—Lex Luger

Living inductee—Bob Backlund

Living inductee—Iron Sheik

Posthumous inductee—Joe Blanchard

2016 George Tragos/Lou Thesz Professional Hall of Fame schedule

Thursday, July 21

5:30 p.m. – Reception at the National Wrestling Hall of Fame Dan Gable Museum for inductees and all-access pass holders. Includes food, beverage, and group museum tour led by Rob Schamberger. (All-access pass holders and distinguished guests only).

Friday, July 22

9 a.m. – National Wrestling Hall of Fame Dan Gable Museum opens.

11:30 a.m. – Pro wrestling evaluation with Gerald Brisco, JJ Dillon, and special guests at Five Sullivan Brothers Convention Center. Open to all-access pass holders or $15 ticket to enter.

2:30 p.m. – Wade Keller live podcast at Five Sullivan Brothers Convention Center. Open to all-access pass holders and distinguished guests or $20 ticket to enter.

6 p.m. – Doors open to the Impact Pro Wrestling show at Five Sullivan Brothers Convention Center.

7 p.m. – Impact Pro Wrestling show starts at Five Sullivan Brothers Convention Center. Front row ticket included for all-access pass holders otherwise tickets are $25 for ringside and $15 for general admission (while available).

9:30 p.m. – After party at the Screaming Eagle located at 228 E 4th St. Free shuttle and private room for all-access pass holders and distinguished guests. Main room open to the public.

Saturday, July 23

9 a.m. – Special live edition of Takedown Radio with Scott Casber in the Dean Rockwell Library at the National Wrestling Hall of Fame Dan Gable Museum.

10 a.m. – Doors open at the National Wrestling Hall of Fame Dan Gable Museum for all-access pass holders.

10:30 a.m. – Open forum with Jim Melby Award winners Dave Meltzer of Wrestling Observer Newsletter (2016), Wade Keller of Pro Wrestling Torch (2015), and Greg Oliver and Steve Johnson of Slam! Wrestling (2008) with fan submitted questions. All-access pass holders only.

Noon – Doors open at the National Wrestling Hall of Fame Dan Gable Museum to general public ($10 admission).

12:30 p.m. – Salute to the legacy of the Four Horsemen at the National Wrestling Hall of Fame Dan Gable Museum.

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2 p.m. – Autograph signing with professional wrestling legends at the National Wrestling Hall of Fame Dan Gable Museum. All-access pass holders allowed to enter first or $20 autograph ticket required (individual signers will charge).

5 p.m. – Hall of Fame reception 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. All-access pass includes banquet ticket or $60 per ticket.

Scheduled to appear

Brian Blair

Baron Von Raschke

Bill Murdock

Bob Backlund

Charlie Thesz

Dan Gable

Dave Meltzer

George Schire

Gerald Brisco

Greg Oliver

Iron Sheik

Jason Sanderson

JJ Dillon

Ken Patera

Larry Hennig

Magnum T.A.

Ricochet

Rob Schamberger

Stan Hansen

Stan Kowalski

Steve Johnson

Tessa Blanchard

Tully Blanchard

Wade Keller

Wes Brisco

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