On a recent random road trip, I found myself in a city I hadn’t been to since I was a teenager – Wichita Falls, Texas. My last memory of this town is one associated with physical pain but I won’t freak you out with the crazy details.
Instead, I’ll tell ya about a place I found smack dab in the heart of downtown Wichita Falls.
Among one of the bluest buildings and a hop, skip and a jump away from the world’s littlest skyscraper is one of the coolest museums I’ve stumbled across in recent years.
This ain’t just a museum either…oh no! This is the Professional Wrestlers Hall of Fame folks!!!
When I walked into the main entrance I wasn’t sure what kind of expectations I should have. I hadn’t been a die hard fan of wrestling since the 80’s when I was a young whipper snapper crushing on Kerry and Kevin Von Erich.
Lo and behold, what do I see, big as day on the wall, as I walk in is none other than the actual Dallas Sportatorium sign.
Instantly I got flashbacks of Friday nights in “Big-D” hanging with my cousins at The Sportatorium, waiting to see “the iron claw”.
Another great surprise was that the wrestling legend Cowboy Johnny Mantell was there holding down the fort. He was gracious enough to share some great stories and encourage me to check out all that this museum had to offer.
Then there were all the various costumes that had been donated by some of the most famous professional wrestlers to date.
And don’t think for a moment that this wrestling museum is filled with male only memorabilia. Nope!
There are whole sections of this place dedicated to the women who have entered, conquered and dominated this sport worldwide.
In all, this place is a great find and a definite must-see if you’re travelin’ through Texas. For more information on the Professional Wrestlers Hall of Fame & Museum visit http://www.pwhf.org/ or http://pro-wrestling-hall-of-fame-museum.business.site/
If you see Cowboy or his awesome wife “K, the Tygress Lourdes” be sure to tell them the Trippin’ Texas Gal sent ya!
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