Cauliflower Alley Club

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Cauliflower Alley Club
CAC logo.jpg
CAC logo
Formation 1965
Type Professional wrestling
Location
President
Brian Blair
Key people
Executive Board of Directors:
Brian Blair, President
Morgan Dollar, Executive VP
Karl Lauer, Executive VP Emeritus
Tom Drake
Dean Silverstone
Royal Duncan
Howard T. Brody
David Buckler
Staff
Board of Directors:
Jason Deadrich - Chairman
Dick Beyer
Scott Hosey
Charlie Smith
Eric Chmiel
Gloria Lovell
Ron Hutchison
Matt Riviera
Rico Mann
Website http://www.caulifloweralleyclub.org/

The Cauliflower Alley Club is a non-profit fraternal organization, which includes a newsletter and website, comprising both retired and active professional wrestlers and boxers in North America.

Established in 1965 by Mike Mazurki and Art Abrams, the organization hosts an annual reunion dinner which has traditionally been attended by celebrities and other professional athletes. Several historical Hollywood locations have been home to the reunion banquets such as the Masquer's Club, the Roosevelt Hotel and the Old Spaghetti Factory as well as The Riviera and the RMS Queen Mary.

Awards[edit]

2016[edit]

2015[edit]

2014[edit]

  • Iron Mike Mazurki Award: Terry Taylor
  • Lou Thesz Lifetime Achievement Award: Michael P.S. Hayes
  • Husband & Wife Award: Beau & Misty James
  • Trainers Award (1st ever): Ron Hutchison
  • Men’s Wrestling Award: Dan “Short Sleeve” Sampson, Adam Pearce
  • Men’s Wrestling (Retired) Award: Buddha Khan, John Cozman
  • Women’s Wrestling Award: Melissa Anderson
  • Women’s Wrestling (Retired) Award: Debbie Pelletier
  • Future Legend Award: Santana Garrett
  • Jason Sanderson Humanitarian Award: Sean Dunster
  • Red Bastien Friendship Award: John Arthur Lowe
  • Golden Ear Award: Jesse Hernandez
  • Special Recognition Award: Billy Blade

2013[edit]

2012[edit]

  • Iron Mike Mazurki Award: Stone Cold Steve Austin
  • Art Abrams Lifetime Achievement Award: Wendi Richter
  • Lou Thesz Award: Ricky Steamboat
  • Men’s Wrestling Award: Michelle Starr, Mike Webster, Bill DeMott
  • Women’s Wrestling Award: Judy Martin, “Ivory” Lisa Moretti
  • Future Legend Award: Kyle Matthews
  • Jason Sanderson Humanitarian Award: Al Burke
  • Red Bastien Friendship Award: Brian Westcott
  • REEL Award: Dan Haggerty Grizzly Adams
  • Special Presentations: Announcers Award Bill Kersten

2011[edit]

2010[edit]

  • Iron Mike Mazurki Award: Ted DiBiase
  • Art Abrams Lifetime Achievement Award: Jim Ross
  • Lou Thesz Award: Dan Severn
  • James C. Melby Historian Award: Vance Nevada
  • Men’s Wrestling Award: Dean Higuchi, Rip Hawk, Roger Kirby
  • Women’s Wrestling Award: Joyce Grable
  • Future Legend Award: Oliver John
  • Jason Sanderson Humanitarian Award: Yvonne Melcher
  • Red Bastien Friendship Award: Vince Fahey
  • Posthumous Award: Lee Fields, George Scrap Iron Gadaski
  • Golden Ear Award: Tom Andrew
  • REEL Award: Magic Schwarz
  • International Award: Pat Barrett

2009[edit]

  • Iron Mike Mazurki Award: Nick Bockwinkel
  • Art Abrams Lifetime Achievement Award: Reggie Parks
  • Lou Thesz Award: Bob Roop
  • James C. Melby Historian Award: Stephen Yohe
  • Men’s Wrestling Award: The Cormier Family, Art Crews, Akio Sato, Bill Sky
  • Women’s Wrestling Award: Princess Jasmine, Luna Vachon
  • Future Legend Award: Trevor Murdoch
  • REEL Award: Scott Schwartz
  • Red Bastien Friendship Award: Shuhei Aoki
  • Posthumous Award: George Gordienko, Eddie Sullivan

2008[edit]

  • Iron Mike Mazurki Award: Bret Hart
  • Art Abrams Lifetime Achievement Award: Pat Patterson
  • Lou Thesz Award: Steve Williams
  • James C. Melby Historian Award: Scott Teal
  • Men’s Wrestling Award: Haruka Eigen, Ronnie Garvin, The Wrestling Guerreros, Paul “Butcher” Vachon
  • Women’s Wrestling Award: Betty Niccoli
  • Future Legend Award: Ricky Landell
  • Red Bastien Friendship Award: Joyce Paustian
  • Posthumous Award: Orville Brown

2007[edit]

  • Iron Mike Mazurki Award: Don Leo Jonathan
  • Art Abrams Lifetime Achievement Award: Bob Geigel
  • Lou Thesz Award: Danny Hodge
  • Future Legend Award: Takeshi Morishima
  • Posthumous Award: Yukon Eric, Betty Joe Hawkins
  • REEL Award: Rock Riddle
  • Scholarship Award: Frankie Buenafuente
  • Other honorees included J.J. Dillon, Tito Carreon, Duke Myers, Bob Leonard, Cowboy Bob Kelly, and Laura Martinez.

2006[edit]

  • Iron Mike Mazurki Award: Harley Race
  • Art Abrams Lifetime Achievement Award: Eddie Sharkey
  • Lou Thesz Award: Verne Gagne
  • Future Legend Award: Mariko Yoshida
  • Posthumous Award: Bobby Shane, Vivian Vachon
  • Gulf Coast/CAC Honorees: Karl Roach, Skandar Akbar
  • Martial Arts Honorees: Mike Martelle
  • Other honorees included Killer Tim Brooks, Scott Casey, Mil Máscaras, Pepper Martin, and Bill White.

2005[edit]

Other honorees included Ernie Ladd, Kenny Jay, Danielle Colley, Paul Christy & Miss Bunny Love and Sir Oliver Humperdink.

2004[edit]

Other honorees included Bill Melby, Billy Darnell, Sandy Parker, "Playboy" Buddy Rose, Ed Wiskoski, Margaret Garcia, George Steele, Baron von Raschke, Ann Casey, Percival Friend, Moondog Ed Moretti, Paul Jones, Lester Welch, Charlie Smith and Omar Atlas.

2003[edit]

Other honorees included Verne Bottoms, Bill Moody (as Percival Pringle III), Tom Andrews, Buddy Colt, Buddy Roberts, Tito Montez, Bruce Swayze, Moose Morowski and Don Leo Jonathan.

2002[edit]

Other honorees included Ox Baker, B. Brian Blair, Judy Grable, Maria DeLeon, Mr. Wrestling, Jimmy Valiant and Fray Tormenta.

2001[edit]

Other honorees included Rita Cortez, George Scott, Reggie Parks, Norman Frederick Charles III, Kay Noble, Marie & Ann LaVerne, Pampero Firpo, Bill Watts and Jack Laskin.

2000[edit]

Other honorees included Gene Stanlee, The Crusher, Titi Paris, Ethel Brown, Billy Andersen, Natasha the Hatchet Lady, Beverly Shade, Stan Kowalski, Stan Pulaski and Fritz Von Goering.

1999[edit]

Other honorees included Ken Patera, Jack Donovan and Bob Geigel.

1998[edit]

Other honorees included Danny Hodge, Fred Blassie, Dory Funk, Jr. and Dan Severn

1997[edit]

Other honorees included:

1996[edit]

Other honorees included:

1995[edit]

Other honorees included:

1994[edit]

Other honorees included:

1993[edit]

Other honorees included Verne Gagne, "Cowboy" Bob Ellis, Kinji Shibuya, Wendi Richter, Barbi Dahl and Peggy Patterson.

1992[edit]

Other honorees included Maurice Vachon, Hard Boiled Haggerty, Rey Urbano, Johnny James, Gene Kiniski, Pepper Gomez, Penny Banner, Debbie Combs, Belle Starr, Donna Christantello and Diamond Lil.

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