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Jim Londos to enter Tragos/Thesz Hall of Fame
WATERLOO, Iowa—One of professional wrestling’s most influential wrestlers will be inducted into the George Tragos/Lou Thesz Professional Wrestling Hall of Fame. The National Wrestling Hall of Fame Dan Gable Museum will induct Jim Londos into the Tragos/Thesz Hall of Fame as a Distinguished Member.
The 2015 George Tragos/Lou Thesz Professional Wrestling Hall of Fame weekend will take place July 10-11.
Londos (born Christopher Theopholus on Jan. 2, 1897, in Argos, Greece) was best-known for his impressive physique. Known as “The Golden Greek,” Londos defeated Dick Shikat on June 6, 1930, to win the NWA heavyweight championship. Standing 5′ 8″ and 200 pounds, Londos faced several of the biggest names in professional wrestling history, including Tragos/Thesz Hall of Famers Ed “Strangler” Lewis and Bronko Nagurski.
Londos died of a heart attack on August 19, 1975.
“Londos was a true pioneer for professional wrestling,” said Bill Murdock, winner of the 2007 Lou Thesz Award and member of the Hall of Fame selection committee. “His induction is well deserved.”
The National Wrestling Hall of Fame Dan Gable Museum will continue to release honorees into the 2015 George Tragos/Lou Thesz Professional Wrestling Hall of Fame.
The Class of 2015 includes three Distinguished Members (two living, one posthumous) along with recipients of the Lou Thesz Award, Jim Melby Award, Frank Gotch Award, and the George Tragos Award.
All-access passes to the George Tragos/Lou Thesz Hall of Fame induction weekend are available for $100. They can pre-ordered by contacting the Dan Gable Museum at firstname.lastname@example.org or by calling (319) 233-0745.
A full schedule of events will be released on a later date.
2015 Hall of Fame induction class
Lou Thesz Award—Brian Blair
Jim Melby Award—TBA
Frank Gotch Award—TBA
George Tragos Award—TBA
Distinguished Member (living)—Greg Wojciechowski
Distinguished Member (living)—TBA
Distinguished Member (posthumous)—Jim Londos
National Wrestling Hall of Fame Dan Gable Museum
303 Jefferson St.
Waterloo, IA 50701
Phone: (319) 233-0745
FAX: (319) 233-3477