|GEORGIA WRESTLING HALL OF FAME
The Georgia Wrestling Hall of Fame was established in November 2003 to honor those individuals who have made outstanding contributions to the business of
professional wrestling while 1) working for a promotion based in the state of Georgia, or 2) claiming origins in Georgia and achieving success elsewhere.
The members, as selected by a select committee of historians and peers, are as follows, by the year in which they were inducted:
The class of 2003 includes the Assassins (Tom Renesto and Joe Hamilton), Freddie Blassie, Gordon Solie, John Contos, Lou Thesz, Mr. Wrestling #2, Paul Jones,
Ray Gunkel, and Tommy Rich.
The class of 2004 includes Charlie Harben, Don McIntyre, Ed Capral, Fred Ward, Henry Weber, Mr. Wrestling #1, Strangler Lewis, Ted Turner, and Thunderbolt
The class of 2005 includes Al Massey, the Andersons (Ole, Gene, Lars, and Arn), Bob Armstrong, Charlie Smith, Dusty Rhodes, Gorgeous George, Jim Barnett, Mario
Galento, and Tom Renesto.
The class of 2006 includes Bill Watts, Bobby Simmons, Frank Bettis, Gary Hart, Jim Londos, Leo Garibaldi, Sputnik Monroe, and the Torres Brothers (Enrique, Alberto,
The class of 2007 includes Bill Dromo, Chief Little Eagle, Dick Steinborn, the Fabulous Moolah, John Mauldin, the Masked Superstar, Nick Carter, Ole Anderson, and
The class of 2008 includes Aaron Newman, Andre the Giant, Babe Zaharias, Buddy Colt, El Mongol, Frank Speer, Jay West, the Monroe Brothers (Sputnik, Rocket, and
Flash), and Tony Atlas.
The class of 2009 includes Bobby Shane, Elmo Chappell, Freddie Miller, Jack Crawford, Jerry Graham, Luke Graham, Mae Young, Tom Mahoney, and the Vachon
Brothers (Mad Dog, Butcher, and Stan).
The class of 2010 includes Abdullah the Butcher, Ann Gunkel, Bill Longson, the Freebirds (Michael Hayes, Terry Gordy, and Buddy Roberts), Jack McAdams, Joe
Hamilton, Nick Patrick, and Rock Hunter.
The class of 2011 includes Doug Gilbert, the Oates Brothers (Ted and Jerry), Ric Flair, the Road Warriors (Animal and Hawk), Ron West, Stan Hansen, and Ted Allen.
The class of 2011 includes the Armstrongs (Bob, Brad, Scott, and Steve), Dick Slater, Nick Bockwinkel, and Ray Gunkel & Buddy Fuller.