Iowa wrestling museum merges with Oklahoma group

Dan Gable

"I'm so happy!!!"

According to Kyle Klingman and www.wrestlingmuseum.org, the Dan Gable International Wrestling Institute and Museum in Waterloo, Iowa, has merged with the National Wrestling Hall of Fame and Museum based out of Stillwater, Okla. The partnership, announced Monday, creates a synergy between the two museums’ management and promotions (which will continue to include the Waterloo museum’s pro wrestling events — whew!) and has caused a name change for the Waterloo branch, which will be known as the National Wrestling Hall of Fame Dan Gable Museum.

Dan Gable, for whom the Waterloo Museum is named, said that he has wanted to see this joint effort. “I want to see us work together because wrestling needs its history to help educate and inspire future generations,” he said. “This collaborative effort is about the growth of our sport.”

You’re doggone right it is! After the Waterloo museum’s tumultuous past two years, I’m glad to see management solidly in place and all on the same page, with support reaching all the way up I-35 and across on Hwy 20. Or up I-35, over on I-80, then up I-380. No matter what way you get there, you people should get there. -Eric

PWO – Season 3 – Episode 18

Who's behind the mask in PWO? Find out after the jump! Hmm, I wonder where I got this photo? Thanks iStockphoto.com.

N8 Mattson came to the ring with Benjamin Boone for a match for the #1 Contendership for the PWO Heavyweight Title against Gregory Iron.  Joe Dombrowski said that they have clips of a beat down on “Omega” Aaron Draven by Benjamin Boone after they went off the air last week. He also mentioned that Iron was granted a slot in the tournament because of the interference in his match for the PWO Heavyweight Title. Aaron Maguire mentioned that Marion Fontaine had been laid out in the back and is a favorite in the tournament. Dombrowski added that Bobby Beverly had been attacked too. Mattson punked out Iron a little bit in the early going. Dombrowski wondered whether Mattson was spreading himself thin with his duties to defend the TV Title and being in this tournament. Mattson slipped out of the ring after a pair of arm drags by Iron. Iron attacked Mattson outside the ring. Mattson got back into the ring and attacked Iron when he came back in. Iron got a two count from a sunset sflip. Mattson stomped on him after the pin attempt. Mattson missed a charge into the corner and ate the turnbuckles. Iron connected on a modified Code Breaker. Iron executed a Disabiler (aka Stunner) but only got a two count. Iron went to the top rope and hit a cross body but still only got a two count. Mattson caught Iron charging him with a sit down power bomb for the three count.
 
Analysis: It was an OK match that was overwhelmed by the stories surrounding the match. I didn’t even mention that they talked about Michael “The Bomber” Facade who had won the #1 Contendership for the TV Title the week before. Score: 0.
 
Doctor Monstrous said she was hired by Portia Perez because of the tough competition in PWO. She’s here to dominate the women’s division. Vic  walked by and asked Portia how she was doing. Doctor Monstrous said it wasn’t Portia, geez.
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