Hall of Fame

2015 HOF

2015 Hall of Famers*

  • Ken Patera, Ed Smith, Joe Tangaro, and Bill Apter

*Inductions will be on July 11, 2015 at the South Broadway Athletic Club and on October 17 at the East Carondelet Community Center.

The St. Louis Wrestling Hall of Fame is located at the South Broadway Athletic Club.  It was originally housed in the Pro Wrestling Shirt Shop in the South County mall.  Current board members include: Herb Simmons, Nick Ridenour, Larry Matysik and Tony Casta.  The Hall is still open for inductions.  Matysik explained the need for our Hall of Fame:

The role of St. Louis and the early success of “Wrestling at the Chase” in wrestling, becoming a hugely popular endeavor… is ignored by a company that wants to rewrite history.  Had St. Louis not accepted wrestling on television as it did, the sport might never have developed as it has over the decades. Any legitimate Hall of Fame needs to recognize that fact.

-Larry Matysik

Class of 2007

Class of 2008

Class of 2009

Class of 2010

Class of 2014

  • Ted DiBiase – World Tag Team Champion: 1992, 1992, 1993
  • Wilbur Snyder – AWA Tag Team Champion: 1961, 1967
  • Rip Hawk – NWA Texas Heavyweight Champion: 1963

Class of 2015

The St. Louis Wrestling Hall of Fame is not associated with the Professional Wrestling Hall of Fame and Museum, the WWE Hall of Fame, or any other entity linked on this page.

2 thoughts on “Hall of Fame”

    1. As you have noticed, only the legends who saw truly mainstream stardom during the St. Louis Wrestling Club days are recognized in the HOF. In the end, it’s all up to the panel mentioned above. Could Ed & “Killer” Keith be inducted? What about Gary Jackson or Big Daddy? Someday, perhaps.

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