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3rd Annual Induction Gala Class of 2023

Saturday August 26, 2023

MVP Arena

Albany, New York

Class of 2023 Gala

Donation & Sponsorship Info 

Saturday,  August 26th, 2023

Albany Stadium Restaurant

MVP Arena, Albany, NY

6:05 PM WTBS Cocktail Hour

(Wrestlers Talkin' Before the Show)

 

7:00 PM Dinner and Awards Ceremony

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Join the International Professional Wrestling Hall of Fame for our third annual Induction Gala on August 26, 2023, at the MVP Arena, Albany, NY, where Ric Flair won his first WWE title, the infamous Steve Austin Beer Bath incident occurred, and where Edge cashed in the first Money in the Bank briefcase, along with many other memorable wrestling moments.

 

The evening will begin with a cocktail hour at 6:05 PM EST at the Albany Stadium Restaurant, which we call WTBS (Wrestlers Talkin' Before the Show) in honor of the traditional television start time for pro wrestling on the TBS network for many years. The informal cocktail hour is followed by an elegant and intimate dinner with wrestlers, special guests, friends, and fans.

 

This year's hosts will be WWE Hall of Famer Teddy Long and Road Trip After Hours host Mac Davis providing entertainment and commentary. A banquet dinner is served to all attendees as IPWHF executives and honored guests present awards, including the Rocky Johnson "Medal of Mettle" awarded to a champion of courage in the wrestling community, the IPWHF Trailblazer Award honoring those who broke boundaries in the business, and the Excelsior Award given to a non-wrestler who has helped to advance the pro wrestling industry.

2023 Award Recipients

Rocky Johnson "Medal of Mettle"

Trailblazer Award

Christine "Teeny" Jarrett

Excelsior Award

As a dinner guest, you will witness pro wrestling history as the IPWHF Class of 2023 is inducted into the Hall of Fame. Inductees in attendance will receive their Hall of Fame rings, which will be on display at the dinner, and witness the unveiling of their bronze plaques to be installed in the IPWHF Hall of Fame Museum in the MVP Arena in Albany.

This exclusive event will have limited capacity of 100 attendees, so don't delay! 

 

Select your donation or sponsorship package below to reserve your tickets!

About Sponsorship Opportunities

This is your chance to be part of the history of professional wrestling!
 

The International Professional Wrestling Hall of Fame (IPWHF) is offering the opportunity to have your name and/or business included in the hall of fame. 

 

By becoming a sponsor of the museum, your name could be permanently displayed in the hall of fame.

The IPWHF museum is located on the second floor in the Atrium at the MVP Arena, 51 South Pearl Street, Albany, NY.

 

Why we need your sponsorship:

The International Professional Wrestling Hall of Fame annual budget includes not only the operational costs for the facility, but also expenses for bronze plaques, rings for inductees, display cases, construction/renovation costs, materials and supplies, and travel costs for our inductees and honorees. The annual dinner and convention serves as our fundraising gala, though there are related costs with hosting these events.
 

The Board of Trustees of the IPWHF try to offer fans a fun and exciting time as they honor the men and women who competed in the squared-circle. In addition, we strive to help the underprivileged in a variety of methods, but rest assured all proceeds go to help those in need. In 2021, the IPWHF induction event hosted by JJ Dillon and Bill Apter was featured not only in pro wrestling publications, but many mainstream media sources gave significant coverage to our activities. Our events for 2023 will create pandemonium in the world of pro wrestling.

 

This is a rare opportunity for you to be part of the battle royale! So here is your chance to tag-in and help make our volunteer efforts successful for years to come. The IPWHF is a registered 501-c(3) nonprofit organization chartered by the New York State Department of Education as a museum and educational institution. Become a sponsor today and join us in making history!

Events

Induction Weekend 2023 Donation & Sponsorship Levels

Supporter Sponsor - $150

  • Access for (1) to the 2023 IPWHF Induction Ceremony & Awards Gala ($200 value)

  • 1 copy of the Class of 2023 Induction commemorative magazine ($30 value)

  • 1 signed 8x10 photo by one of the honorary attendees (IPWHF's choice) ($40 value)

  • Access for (1) to convention events on 8/26/23 (events subject to change) ($10 value)

United States Champion Sponsor - $2500

  • Logo displayed at events ($500 value)

  • Your name/business listed as a U.S. Champion sponsor on IPWHF website: www.prowrestlinghall.org ($500 value)

  • Profile on IPWHF website (up to 35 words) ($500 value)

  • Social Media shoutouts ($250 value)

  • Recognition in the IPWHF Class of 2023 commemorative magazine ($500 value)

  • Recognition on two inductee IPWHF website pages ($1000 value)

  • Access for (4) to the 2023 IPWHF Induction Ceremony & Awards Gala ($600 value)

  • 4 Copies of the Class of 2023 Commemorative magazine ($120 value)

  • 4 signed 8x10 photos by one of the honorary attendees (IPWHF's choice) ($160 value)

  • VIP Access for (4) to convention events on 8/26/23 (events subject to change) ($1000 value)

World Heavyweight Champion Sponsor - $5000

  • Logo displayed at events ($500 value)

  • Your name/business listed as a World Heavyweight Champion sponsor on IPWHF website: www.prowrestlinghall.org ($500 value)

  • Profile on IPWHF website (up to 50 words) ($750 value)

  • Social Media shoutouts ($250 value)

  • Recognition in the IPWHF Class of 2023 commemorative magazine ($500 value)

  • Recognition on four inductee IPWHF website pages ($2000 value)

  • Access for (8) to the 2023 IPWHF Induction Ceremony & Awards Gala ($1600 value)

  • 8 Copies of the Class of 2023 Commemorative magazine ($240 value)

  • 8 signed 8x10 photos by one of the honorary attendees (IPWHF's choice) ($320 value)

  • VIP Access for (8) to convention events on 8/26/23 (events subject to change) ($2000 value)

General Admission - $10

  • Access for (1) to convention on Saturday 26, 2023 between 10am - 2pm at the MVP Arena, Albany, NY

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 HOTEL INFO 

The following hotels are within walking distance to the MVP Arena:

 

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