Legendary NWA promoter out of St. Louis, Missouri for many decades, Sam Muchnick, will be inducted into the St. Louis Media Hall of Fame on March 16, announced earlier today by the St. Louis Media History Foundation. Muchnick, who passed away back in 1998, is widely considered one of the greatest promoters in pro wrestling history.
The bio for Muchnick on the St. Louis History Foundation website is as follows:
“A phenomenal showman, promoter and broadcaster, Sam Muchnick was a staple in the sports scene here spanning seven decades. A native Ukrainian, he moved with his family to St. Louis in 1911. In 1926, he joined the St. Louis Times, where he covered the St. Louis Cardinals baseball team while developing many influential acquaintances, including Babe Ruth and Al Capone. Muchnick also covered professional wrestling, and in 1932, when the Times merged with the St. Louis Star, he began his career as a long-time sports promoter. His TV series, “Wrestling at the Chase,” aired on KPLR-TV from May 1959 through September 1983.”