KWWL’s Tara Thomas to participate in professional wrestling show
WATERLOO, Iowa— Tara Thomas, a news anchor for KWWL, will serve as a guest ring announcer for the Impact Pro Wrestling show on Friday, July 13 at Five Sullivan Brothers Convention Center in Waterloo. Doors open at 5:30 p.m. with the show beginning at 7 p.m.
The show is part of the George Tragos/Lou Thesz Professional Wrestling Hall of Fame weekend hosted by the National Wrestling Hall of Fame Dan Gable Museum.
"I grew up watching pro-wrestling on TV and attending shows in Peoria, Illinois,” said Thomas. “A highlight was slapping Andre the Giant's hand as he entered the arena. I’m looking forward to being a part of a Dan Gable Museum event."
Several of the biggest names in professional wrestling and amateur wrestling will be on hand for the event. Kurt Angle, John “Bradshaw” Layfield, Road Warrior Animal, Dan Severn, Bill Apter, Jim Ross, Baron Von Raschke, Gerry Brisco, Danny Hodge, Larry Hennig, Mad Dog Vachon, Fritz Von Goering, Bob Roop and Dan Gable are scheduled to appear during weekend activities.
Ringside seats to the professional wrestling show are $15. General admission tickets are $10.
Schedule of events
Friday, July 13
1 p.m. – Professional wrestling tryout with Gerald Brisco at Five Sullivan Brothers Convention Center.
5:30 p.m. – Doors open to the public for Impact Pro Wrestling show at Five Sullivan Brothers Convention Center. Autograph signing begins.
7 p.m. – Impact Pro Wrestling show featuring former WWE and ECW star Perry Saturn and Colt Cabana.
Saturday, July 14
9 a.m. – Special live broadcast of Takedown Wrestling Radio with Scott Casber from the National Wrestling Hall of Fame Dan Gable Museum.
Noon—Mixed Martial Arts seminar with Dan Severn in the Dan Gable Teaching Center inside the National Wrestling Hall of Fame.
1 p.m.—Fan Fest at the National Wrestling Hall of Fame Dan Gable Museum. Fan Fest includes a tribute to the career of Danny Hodge, historic wrestling matches playing in the theater, and Q & A with Bill Apter and professional wrestling legends.
2:30—Autograph signing with professional wrestling legends at the Hall of Fame.
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.
The National Wrestling Hall of Fame Dan Gable Museum is 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.