Gerald Brisco heads 2014 talent evaluation in Waterloo, Iowa.
For the fourth straight year, Gerald Brisco will be evaluating professional wrestlers during this year’s George Tragos/Lou Thesz Hall of Fame weekend in Waterloo, Iowa. The event will be held at the Five Sullivan Brothers Convention Center on Friday, July 18th starting at noon. Last year’s event saw wrestlers from across the country get in the ring in hopes of getting to the next level.
The format for the evaluation is that each wrestler will wrestle a full match with introduction. After all matches are completed, Brisco and any special guests in attendance will take time to talk to the group. Also, a wrestler that shows promise may be asked to take part in the Impact Pro Wrestling show taking place Friday night. Last year’s event was evaluated by Gerald Brisco and Jim Ross. Jim Ross is hoping to attend this year as well.
Brisco has been involved with professional wrestling for over 40 years and is currently employed as a WWE talent scout. In addition to Brisco, several independent wrestling promoters from throughout the country will be on hand to looking for talent as well.
Registration begins today and the cost of the evaluation is $200.00. All proceeds will go to benefit the Dan Gable Museum and the George Tragos/Lou Thesz Professional Wrestling Hall of Fame. Last year’s event sold out within weeks of the registration opening. In order to be considered, you will have to send a resume including a picture and the following information: Height, Age, name of trainer, and brief list of career highlights to Troy Peterson at WRESSHOW@YAHOO.COM. The evaluation is open to both men and women of all experience levels.
The talent evaluation is part of a great weekend of professional wrestling. This year’s list of scheduled attendees includes Diamond Dallas Page, Larry Matysik, The Steiner Brothers, Gerry Brisco, Jim Ross, Larry Hennig, Baron Von Raschke, Danny Hodge, Colt Cabana, and many others to be added in the coming weeks.
2014 George Tragos/Lou Thesz Professional Hall of Fame schedule
Thursday, July 17
6 p.m. — Ribbon cutting at the National Wrestling Hall of Fame Dan Gable Museum for the George Tragos/Lou Thesz Professional Wrestling Hall of Fame and a tribute to the life of Mad Dog Vachon. Reception with appetizers and drinks following ribbon cutting.
(All-access pass holders and hall of fame inductees only). All Access passes are $100.00 and include all events on the schedule.
Friday, July 18
Noon — Impact Pro Wrestling evaluation with Gerald Brisco at Five Sullivan Brothers Convention Center.
5:30 p.m. — Doors open to the Impact Pro Wrestling show at Five Sullivan Brothers Convention Center. Autographs with professional wrestling legends begins.
7 p.m. — Impact Pro Wrestling show starts at Five Sullivan Brothers Convention Center.
Saturday, July 19
9 a.m. to noon — Doors open at the National Wrestling Hall of Fame Dan Gable Museum for all-access pass holders. Special live broadcast of Takedown Wrestling radio with Scott Casber airs from the Dan Gable Museum.
11:00 a.m. — Story hour with professional wrestling legends.
(All-access pass holders only).
11:55 a.m. — Exclusive raffle for all access pass holders.
Noon — Doors open at the National Wrestling Hall of Fame Dan Gable Museum to general public.
12:30 p.m. — Salute to the legacy of Baron Von Raschke (includes panel discussion with professional wrestling legends) at the National Wrestling Hall of Fame Dan Gable Museum.
1:30 p.m. — Autograph signing with professional wrestling legends at the National Wrestling Hall of Fame Dan Gable Museum.
(All-access pass holders allowed to enter first).
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 with Arda Ocal as master of ceremonies