The Official Memphis Wrestling Hall of Fame

In 2022, we will be adding multiple names each month this whole year in an effort to induct over 30 Legends that have passed away.

These names will include those that had long-term success in Memphis and those that started here early in their careers and went on to achieve enormous success in the wrestling world. These new inductees will be announced each month on Saturday's in honor of the history of Saturday morning wrestling. 

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Class of 1994

The Memphis Wrestling Hall of Fame was established in 1994 to honor select wrestling personalities, namely alumni of the Classic Memphis era. The inaugural induction ceremony took place at the Mid-South Coliseum on March 7, 1994, however the first induction took place on Saturday Morning March 5, 1994.

Legends Recognition:

Lance Russell
Guy Coffey
Referee Bill Mack
Referee Frank Morrell
Buddy Wayne
Christine Jarrett
Eddie Marlin
Jerry Jarrett
Trech Phillips
Tommy Gilbert
Sylvia Hackney
Sara Lee
Corsica Joe
Phil Hickerson
Jim White
Don Greene
Al Greene
Sputnik Monroe
Cowboy Rocky Lane (unable to attend in person)



Hall of Fame:
Sam Bass**
(inducted by Jerry Lawler)
Christine Jarrett
(inducted by Eddie Marlin)
Tojo Yamamoto* 
(inducted by Lance Russell)
Don Greene
(inducted by Buddy Wayne)
Al Greene
(inducted by Phil Hickerson)
Sputnik Monroe
(inducted by Knox Phillips)
Lance Russell
(Inducted by Dave Brown)

*Accepted by Jerry Jarrett
**Inducted March 5, 1994 - Saturday Morning before Monday Night Memories 



The success of the first "Memphis Memories" show, attended by over 8,300 fans, resulted in Randy Hales being promoted to head booker of the USWA.

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Class of 1995

In 1995 the 2nd Induction of the Memphis Wrestling Hall of Fame occurred during  Memphis Memories 2 at the Mid-South Coliseum on June 10, 1995.


Legends Recognition:

Corsica Joe
Tommy Gilbert
Gypsy Joe
Jerry Jarrett
Sara Lee
Eddie Marlin
Referee Frank Morrell
Buddy Wayne
Jim White


Hall of Fame:

Eddie Gilbert*
(inducted by Eddie Marlin)
Phil Hickerson
(inducted by Dave Brown)
 Joe Leduc
(inducted by Lance Russell)
Billy Wicks
(inducted by Dave Brown)
Jackie Fargo
(inducted by Lance Russell, Jerry Lawler, and The Fabulous Ones)

*Accepted by Tommy Gilbert

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Class of 2017

In 2017 the 3rd Induction Ceremony of the Memphis Wrestling Hall of Fame occurred at Jerry Lawler's Hall of Fame Bar and Grill in Memphis, TN on two separate dates.



April 22, 2017
Dave Brown
Lance Russell

May 13, 2017
Jerry Calhoun
Bill Dundee
Tommy, Eddie, & Doug Gilbert
Jimmy Hart
Jerry Lawler
Koko B. Ware
Midnight Express: Dennis Condry, Bobby Eaton, & Stan Lane w/ Jim Cornette 

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Class of 2018

In 2018 the 4th Induction Ceremony of the Memphis Wrestling Hall of Fame occurred at Jerry Lawler's Hall of Fame Bar and Grill in Memphis, TN.




April 16, 2018
Mick Foley






 

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Class of 2021

In 2021 the 5th and 6th Induction Ceremonies of the Memphis Wrestling Hall of Fame occurred at The Oman Arena in Jackson, TN on February 6th and at The Fitz Casino in Robinsonville, MS on September 18th.


February 6, 2021
Bert Prentice (introduced by Kevin Lawler and Randy Hales, inducted by Jerry Lawler)

September 18, 2021
Kurt Angle
Scott Steiner
Tommy Rich
Tony Falk
Reggie B. Fine
Downtown Bruno

Latest Inductions

We here at the Official Memphis Wrestling Hall Of Fame, a division of the Official Memphis Wrestling Organization, are excited to announce that NICK GULAS is the newest inductee into the Official Memphis Wrestling Hall of Fame!

 

  

November 26, 2022
Nick Gulas 


ALREADY THIS YEAR:

 November 19, 2022
Guy Coffey 


November 12, 2022
Eddie Marlin

November 5, 2022
Jackie Fargo (recognition of 1995 induction) 

October 29, 2022
The Moondogs
Joe Leduc (recognition of 1995 induction) 


October 22, 2022
Dr. Frank 
Lord Humongous


October 15, 2022
Ox Baker 

 

October 8, 2022
Mongolian Stomper 

 

 October 1, 2022
Killer Karl Krupp 


September 24, 2022
Ricky Gibson 


September 17, 2022
Leon Spinks 
*Celebrity Wing


September 10, 2022
Curt Hennig 


September 3, 2022
Nick Bockwinkel

August 27, 2022
Yokozuna

August 20, 2022
Mabel

August 14, 2022
King Kong Bundy

August 6, 2022
Plowboy Frazier

July 30, 2022
San Diego Chicken
*Celebrity Wing 


July 23, 2022
Junkyard Dog 

July 16, 2022
Eddie Gilbert (recognition of 1995 induction) 


July 09, 2022
The Road Warriors 

July 02, 2022
Bam Bam Bigelow 


 June 25, 2022
Bob Armstrong

June 18, 2022
Buddy Wayne 


June 11, 2022
Paul Morton
 

June 04, 2022
Tommy Gilbert 


May 28, 2022
Luna Vachon 


May 21, 2022
Sherri Martel

May 14, 2022
Candi Devine

May 07, 2022
Christine Jarrett (recognition of 1994 induction)
 

April 30, 2022
Scott Bowden 


April 23, 2022

Randy Savage 


April 16, 2022

Rick Rude


April 9, 2022

Jim Neidhart


April 2, 2022
Andy Kaufman

March 26, 2022
Billy Joe Travis


 March 19, 2022
Buddy Landel
Scott Hall

 

March 12, 2022
Dream Machine 
BATMAN Adam West
*Inaugural inductee into the celebrity wing!


February 26, 2022
Corey Maclin 

 

February 19, 2022
Brickhouse Brown 


February 12, 2022
Kamala 


February 05, 2022
Rocky Johnson

January 22, 2022
Tracy Smothers

January 11, 2022
Brian Christopher



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