Sat, Aug 26|
Albany Stadium Restaurant, MVP Arena
IPWHF CLASS OF 2023 GALA
Join the International Professional Wrestling Hall of Fame as we honor our Class of 2023 Hall of Fame inductees and award recipients.
Time & Location
Aug 26, 2023, 6:05 PM – 10:00 PM EDT
Albany Stadium Restaurant, MVP Arena, 51 South Peal Street, Albany, NY 12207, USA
About the event
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 attendees as IPWHF executives and honored guests present awards, including the Rocky Johnson "Medal of Mettle", the Trailblazer Award, and the Excelsior Award. This year's award recipients are Joe Defino, Christine "Teeny" Jarrett, and SiriusXM's Busted Open Radio's Dave LaGreca!
As a dinner guest, you will witness pro wrestling history as the IPWHF Class of 2023 is inducted into the Hall of Fame. Inductees present will receive their Hall of Fame ring and witness their bronze plaques be installed on the "Wall of Fame" at the IPWHF museum in the MVP Arena.
*** Guests will please note that the IPWHF Class of 2023 Gala is a formal event with a business-formal dress code. A suit or sport coat and tie is advised for gentlemen, and dresses or suits are advised for ladies. Please, no t-shirts, jeans, sneakers, or casual attire at the dinner. If not dressed appropriately, you will be removed from the event.
Admission to the IPWHF Class of 2023 Gala event includes access to all events scheduled for 8/26/23, a copy of the Class of 2023 Induction magazine, and a signed 8x10 photo by one of the honorary guests of the IPWHF's selection. Additional events for the day are subject to change. See the Events page on our website for details and donation information.
All proceeds to reserve your dinner ticket are considered donations to the IPWHF and are non-refundable. The International Professional Wrestling Hall of Fame is a registered 501-c(3) nonprofit educational museum chartered by the NYS Dept. of Education. Ticket refunds cannot be issued in the event of non-attendance or event cancellation.