By Kyle Klingman
NWHOF Dan Gable Museum

WATERLOO, Iowa—He is the voice of professional wrestling. Now, he will be the voice of the National Wrestling Hall of Fame Dan Gable Museum’s biggest event of the year.

Jim Ross, a recipient of the Lou Thesz Award in 2011, will be the master of ceremonies during the George Tragos/Lou Thesz Professional Wrestling Hall of Fame induction banquet on Saturday, July 19 in Waterloo.

This year’s hall of came class includes Rick Steiner, Scott Steiner, Wilbur Snyder, Diamond Dallas Page (Frank Gotch Award), Larry Hennig (Lou Thesz Award), Randy Couture (George Tragos Award), and Larry Matysik (Jim Melby Award).

“I’m very honored to have been asked to take a more active role in this great organization,” said Ross. “In our lives, we can’t move forward if we are unaware of our past.”

Tickets to the banquet are $50, which includes dinner, social hour, and induction speeches. Anyone interested in attending should contact the National Wrestling Hall of Fame Dan Gable Museum at (319) 233-0745 or dgmstaff@nwhof.org. Tickets can also be ordered online by clicking here.

All proceeds benefit that National Wrestling Hall of Fame Dan Gable Museum, a not-for-profit organization based out of Waterloo, Iowa. The mission of the National Wrestling Hall of Fame is to preserve history, recognize excellence, and inspire future generations.

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