2014 Professional Wrestling Hall of Fame Inductee Announcement!!
The Professional Wrestling Hall of Fame (PWHF), located in Amsterdam, NY is proud to announce the Inductees to the 13th Annual Hall of Fame class. Each year a selection committee assembles a ballot of deserving nominees across seven categories – Pioneer Era (1800-1946); Television Era (1943-1984); Modern Era (1985-present); Ladies; Tag Team; Colleague and International. The ballots are sent to a select group of Professional Wrestling Hall of Famers and their peers; who are asked to vote based on the by-laws of the organization. The votes were collected, and we are excited to release the names of the 2014 Hall of Fame Inductees:
- Pioneer Era (1800-1946) – Stu Hart and LeRoy McGuirk
- Television Era (1943-1984) – Bruiser Brody and Mr. Wrestling #2, Johnny Walker
- Modern Era (1985 – present) – Don Muraco and The Masked Superstar, Bill Eadie
- Ladies – Sheri Martel
- Tag Team – The Fargos, Don and Jackie Fargo
- Colleague – Gary Hart
- International – Lord Alfred Hayes
All of the Inductees, living and posthumously, will be acknowledged at the PWHF Induction Ceremony Dinner, which is the highlight of the 2014 Induction Ceremony Weekend, May 16th and 17th, 2014.
On behalf of the PWHF Board of Directors, selection committee, voters and the entire Wrestling community, we look forward to honoring these amazing individuals for their contributions to the business of Professional Wrestling. There are a limited number of tickets available for this event, if interested in being part of History, visit www.PWHF.org for all the information about events and activities surrounding the PWHF 2014 Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony Weekend, Friday, May 16th and Saturday, May 17th, 2014 in Amsterdam, NY.
For the Official Press Release, to print or pass to Media, click here.
ANOTHER AMAZING NIGHT IN MARLIN!!
Thank you to Chief Darrell Allen, Kathy Wooley, Mayor Elizabeth Nelson and ALL the Marlin Police & Fire Departments for everything they do for their National Night Out Program each and every year!!!
Again we had a full pavilion for the matches; citizens of Marlin and surrounding communities, both young and old, mingling with the Police Chief (even getting Chief in on signing autographs during the 2nd intermission) and all the other Police, Fire and City Staff! We always enjoy seeing and helping to bridge the interaction between the two.... and providing great matches as the bridge!! We would like to also Thank Brian Birkes, who comes out each year and offers his services as our amazing Announcer!
Check back on the Events page soon for the show results, copy of the program from the show and more action photos from our Fabulous event photographer, Staci Brown, 3B Photography!
3rd Annual City of Marlin's National Night Out
Super Card of Wrestling
At the City Park Pavilion, doors opened at 5 pm for citizens of Marlin and all the surrounding communities to come out meet & greet their neighbors and the wonderful first responders and staff that takes care of all the services in the community!
Free hot dogs, water, cotton candy and many more goodies were had by all who entered the Park!!
We set up a Merchandise / Intermission area for the Wrestlers where you could purchase photos, shirts, wrestling masks, get autographs and even a few bought Hambone's Grandma's Famous Fudge (the oreo vanilla was great but the peanut butter chocolate was Amazing in my opinion! And yes, we did get questions about where the Mantells Jerky was, sorry been busy, we will post notice soon of when more is available!)
Each year the great citizens of the entire county come out to help support this great cause; we hope to continue to help Marlin each year! Thank you to Marlin and all of Falls County for showing your support!!
DVD Compilations coming soon...
Here's a preview of just one of the DVDs we are putting together from my years of Booking with organizations such as World Wrestling Alliance (WWA) based out of Crowley, TX, Deep-South in Mississippi, Conderate Wrestling (CWA) taped at the World Famous Sportatorium. We have to thank my Mom, mostly, for keeping these few boxes hidden deep in her closet. If not for her hoarding many of these later boxes, they would have been lost in the fire with my early Hood and WCCW days!
In the upcoming DVDs, soon to be available through Amazon.com and here on this site, there are great angles and matches with many local Indy workers who just never got that break, but also greats such as Terry Gordy, Iceman King Parsons, Scott Putski, Cedric of Hollywood, Sam Houston, Doink the Clown (Ray Apollo), Cousin Luke, and many more.
(and before we hear from anyone, YES, I do own the full rights and tv tapes to all that will be for sale!)
Mantells Corral EVERY Wednesday at 9pm CST
Mantell's Corral with host Cowboy Johnny Mantell
A Blog Talk Radio, online talk show, where you can listen & chat LIVE online every Wednesday night, or on your phones; or you can download to you favorite listening device & listen to later! MANTELL'S CORRAL or call 1-917-889-3845, press #1 to talk live on air to CJM & Special Guest.
John also has Special Guests from time to time. Guests range from horse breeders & trainers from John's horse racing past, to Wrestlers who traveled the roads with John, to current Indy Stars and many LEGENDS from the Business of Professional Wrestling.
Wed., Oct. 30 -- TBA
Nov. 6 --
Nov. 13 --
BREAKING MANTELLS CORRAL NEWS!!!
You can now listen to any of the Mantells Corral shows on your IPad, IPhone, IPod, ITunes, Kindle Fire or any Andriod (Google Play) device or App Store by downloading the Stitcher Radio App; search Mantells Corral, also LIKE the App on FB and you can Listen and Promote the show to all your Friends! NOW you can take me with you anywhere you go.... (please keep some locations to yourself, TMI !!)
We are excited about this expansion for our Show. Help keep the show moving so we can bring more to you. Hopefully, soon we will be able to provide Video shows to the Corral! Be sure to follow & LIKE us on Facebook, Twitter and Subscribe to this site for email updates.
God Bless, CJM
A video from GWF days, a "fan" put together to Music Video.....
Welcome to Wild West Wrestling Productions....
Wild West Wrestling Productions is wrestling promotion organization that is interested in bringing quality, family friendly, live professional wrestling to your town or community. We would bring a family show to your town, festival, fair or organization fundraiser to assist your group with community awareness or fundraising opportunities!
The Wild West Wrestling organization has over 30 years experience in the professional wrestling arena. We are true professionals, with references, unlike many other organizations, promoters, that may "promise you the world" but are unable to deliver what they promised. We will provide your organization with a custom wrestling package based on your selection of terms, matches and athletes fit best to meet your fundraising needs. Prices range based on athletes and options selected. All athletes are based on availability.
Personalize the show for your entite community and cause; involve a local personality such as a high school coach, principal, councilman, Main Street officer, or DARE Officer to wrestle in a exhibition match! This provides additional promotional opportunities and interest for the event.
If you are interested in this unique fundraising opportunity for your organization, we will be happy to send more information if needed or attend a meeting to answer all of your organizations in person.
When you book with us you are provided with hands-on assistance with all of your event needs. You won't be left to do this alone!
We look forward to assisting your community and organization with this great opportunity!
Sincerely, Johnny Mantell & "K" Downs
A Reunion started by Red & Carol Bastien, for just the men and women in the Business of Professional Wrestling. No Fans, NO one who has just "bought" their way into this business, etc are allowed! Kayfabe is Still Alive well as Red wanted it to be & Leave Your Ego's at the Door!
Unfortunately, we LOST Red on August 11, 2012, but just like he wanted we will continue to keep his vision and memory alive with the Red Bastien's TX Shoot Out.
As ALWAYS the Location will not be published. You must receive the Invitation. If you want to request one, become a Member of the Site and send a Request!
All per Red's request.... ~~CJM
Visit the LUSK Family Ranch & see what @AndretheRooster & all the Hens are up too....
Mantell's Corral Wednesday "Hump Day" Theme Song! Thank you Mr. Vellano...Watch for "my" version coming soon.
Tommy Montana vs Johnny Mantell "early" World Class Championship Wrestling (WCCW) / Southwest Sports, or at least early in my time there.
Some of you have Asked about what "K" thinks, has to "deal with" daily around me... well now you have it! Visit her Blog and Info at www.wordpress.com/