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Pro Wrestling Hall of Fame inductions set for this weekend at Gable Museum

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WATERLOO (KWWL) -- Five wrestlers will be inducted this weekend as the 2010 class of the Gable Museum's George Tragos/Lou Thesz Professional Wrestling Hall of Fame.  Along with the five, Mick Foley, one of the world's most well known pro wrestlers, will receive the Frank Gotch Award for bringing positive recognition to the sport outside the ring.

The five hall of fame inductees include Terry Funk and Paul Vachon, while being inducted posthumously are George Gordienko, Warren Bockwinkel, and Stanislaus Zbyszko.

Rene Goulet will receive the Lou Thesz Award in recognition of meritorious public service and J Michael Kenyon will receive the Jim Melby Award for excellence in wrestling journalism.

Induction Weekend is scheduled for July 9-10 at the Dan Gable International Wrestling Institute and Museum in Waterloo. Along with the Induction Ceremony, there will be a Celebrity Golf Tournament on Friday at 10 a.m., and a pro wrestling show at 7 p.m. at nearby Five Sullivan Brothers Convention Center.  The official induction into the George Tragos/Lou Thesz Professional Wrestling Hall of Fame will take place at noon on Saturday, July 10. An autograph signing will take place at 1 p.m.

Online reporter Mark Woodley

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