The George Tragos/Lou Thesz Professional Wrestling Hall of Fame will have two new members.
The National Wrestling Hall of Fame has announced it will be inducting Owen Hart and Dan Severn and presenting awards to five other wrestlers. Owen Hart will be represented by Bruce Hart at the induction which takes place July 28th in Waterloo, Iowa.
The National Wrestling Hall of Fame wrote the following about Owen Hart joining their Professional Wrestling Hall of Fame.
Owen Hart will be the third member of his family to enter the George Tragos/Lou Thesz Professional Wrestling Hall of Fame. His brother, Bret, was inducted 2006 and his father, Stu, was inducted in 2008. The Harts will be the second family in the George Tragos/Lou Thesz Professional Wrestling Hall of Fame to have three inductees. The other is the Funk family with Terry, Dory, Jr., and Dory, Sr. as members of the Hall of Fame.
Hart was an accomplished high school and college wrestler before entering the professional ranks. He trained in the legendary Hart Dungeon under the tutelage of his father. He gained fame competing in Stampede Wrestling and in New Japan Pro Wrestling before signing with the WWE. He was a multiple time tag team and Intercontinental Champion in the WWE.
Induction into the George Tragos/Lou Thesz Professional Wrestling Hall of Fame includes substantial impact on professional wrestling, general respect within the profession, and a strong amateur wrestling or athletic background.
The other people who are receiving awards during the same festivities are Booker T, Bruiser Brody, MMA fighter Ben Askren, and author Koji Miyamoto. Jim Ross will be master of ceremonies for the banquet.