Cauliflower Alley Club

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

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.

The 2015 CAC Reunion took place on April 13–15, 2015 in Las Vegas, NV. It was hosted by the Gold Coast Casino and Hotel.



Iron Mike Mazurki Award: Larry “The Axe” Hennig

Lou Thesz Lifetime Achievement Award: Floyd Gerald “Jerry” Brisco

Men’s Wrestling Award: Diamond Dallas Page, Christopher Daniels, Sinn Bodhi, The Almighty Sheik, Len Denton

Jason Sanderson Humanitarian Award: Diamond Dallas Page

Tag Team Award (1st ever): Demolition (Bill Eadie and Barry Darsow)

Women’s Wrestling Award: Beth Phoenix, Gail Kim, Malia Hosaka, Lisa Marie Varon

Future Legend Award: Wes Brisco

Family Wrestling Award: The Romero Family: Henry and his sons Steven, Chris, and Mark

Manager’s Award: “Mouth of the South” Jimmy Hart

Posthumous Award: Bruiser Brody

REEL Award: Terry Funk

James C. Melby Historian Award: Dennis Brent


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


Iron Mike Mazurki Award: “Russian Bear” Ivan Koloff

Lou Thesz Lifetime Achievement Award: Bill Moody

James C. Melby Historian Award: George Schire

Men’s Wrestling award: Jake Roberts, Matt Riviera, Adam Copeland (unable to attend in 2011 due to an injury)

Women’s Wrestling Award: Molly Holly, Sandy Partlow

Future Legend Award: Bobby Sharp

Jason Sanderson Humanitarian Award: Ken Jugan

Golden Ear Award: David Cantu


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


Iron Mike Mazurki Award: Sgt. Slaughter

Art Abrams Lifetime Achievement Award: Mick Foley

Lou Thesz Award: Rick Martel

James C. Melby Historian Award: Tom Burke

Men’s Wrestling (Active) Award: The Honky Tonk Man

Men’s Wrestling (Retired) Award: Dan Kroffat, Alex Knight

Women’s Wrestling (Active) Award: Awesome Kong

Women’s Wrestling (Retired) Award: Darling Dagmar, Rockin’ Robin

Future Legend Award: Kyle Sebastian

Red Bastien Friendship Award: Darla Taylor Staggs

Posthumous Award: Michel Martel

Manager’s Award: Bruno Lauer

International Award: Pat Barrett

Family Award: Tommy, Doug, and Eddie Gilbert


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


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


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


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.


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.


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


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.


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.


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


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.


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.


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


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


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


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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