National Wrestling Hall of Fame and Museum

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The National Wrestling Hall of Fame and Museum is located in Stillwater, Oklahoma, on the campus of Oklahoma State University. The museum opened on September 11, 1976. (The National Wrestling Hall of Fame and Museum should not be confused with the National Wrestling Hall of Fame Dan Gable Museum in Waterloo, Iowa, which is operated by the Dan Gable International Wrestling Institute and Museum.[1])

The museum operates purely by private donations. Six people from Oklahoma formed the Hall of Fame corporation: Myron Roderick, Dr. Melvin D. Jones, Ralph Ball, Robert L. McCormick, Bill Aufleger, and Veldo Brewer. Oklahoma State University, through its then-president, Dr. Robert B. Kamm, provided land – at no cost – with a 99-year renewable lease.

Museum[edit]

The museum includes the Paul K. Scott Museum of Wrestling History.[2] It includes a "Wall of Champions".[3]

State chapters[edit]

The Hall of Fame and Museum has state chapters.[4]

International hall of fame[edit]

The museum also contains the FILA International Wrestling Hall of Fame.[5]

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Footnotes[edit]

  1. ^ The National Wrestling Hall of Fame and Museum should not be confused with the National Wrestling Hall of Fame Dan Gable Museum in Waterloo, Iowa, which includes the "Glen Brand Wrestling Hall of Fame of Iowa" that began in 2002 and honors people connected to wrestling and Iowa. "Glen Brand Wrestling Hall of Fame announces Class of 2011". National Wrestling Hall of Fame Dan Gable Museum website. Dan Gable International Wrestling Institute and Museum. Retrieved 2011-02-17. 
  2. ^ Museum History webpage. National Wrestling Hall of Fame and Museum website. Retrieved 2010-12-23.
  3. ^ Champion Stats webpage. NWHoF&M website. Retrieved 2010-12-23.
  4. ^ State Chapters webpage. NWHoF&M website. Retrieved 2010-12-23.
  5. ^ FILA Hall of Fame webpage. FILA Wrestling official website. Retrieved 2010-12-23.

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