NECW President, Sheldon Goldberg will be one of honorees to be inducted in the New England Pro Wrestling Hall of Fame, Class of 2009.

The New England Pro Wrestling Hall of Fame was established in January of 2008, and covers not only the New England area, but the entire East Coast as well. The event is scheduled to be held in East Providence, Rhode Island at the Brotherhood of the Holy Ghost Banquet Hall, also known as the Brightridge Club on Sunday, July 12.

Tickets are already available for this 6 (2pm-8pm) hour event for $20. The cost of the ticket will get you into the event, an Italian dinner, and a souvenir program.  Tickets to this event are limited.

There will be an autograph session from 2:00pm until 4:00pm featuring Ox Baker among others and will be open to all ticket holders.

Dinner will be served from 4:00pm until 5:00pm.  The Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony will be held from 5:00pm until 8:00pm.

The Induction ceremony will be hosted by New England Pro Wrestling Hall of Fame founder, Joe Bruen.

There will be a cash bar and you must be 21 years of age to purchase anything from the bar.

The list of honorees include:  “Mr.USA” Tony Atlas (inducted by TBA); “The Wolfman” Jason Sanderson (inducted by Jeff Costa),  “Live Wire” Dave Padula (inducted by Jose Perez),  Bobby Riedel (inducted by Jimmy Hart,  Dickie Rodz, and Ted DiBiase), Gino Martino (inducted by Anthony Rufo), Ox Baker (inducted by Travis Funk and Wolfman Jason Sanderson), “Lethal” Paul Lauzon (inducted by Shane Simons and Derek Molhan), The Power Company Twins, Dave and Dean (inducted by The Soul Brothers, Brutus “The Barber” Beefcake and Kevin Landry), Referee Slick Willie Jackson (inducted by Tommy Degnan), The Late “Superbad” Steve Bradley (inducted by “The Golden Greek” Alex Arion), ECWA founder, Jim Kettner (inducted by ECW’s Simon Diamond),  Kevin Landry (inducted by his son Blaize, Power Company Twins and Johnny Idol).

NECW’s Sheldon Goldberg  will be inducted by “Mad Dog” Matt Storm. Please contact Joe at hwfforever@yahoo.com for ticket sales. 15 of the $20.00 dinner tickets remain.  $10.00 General admission tickets are also available.  General admission tickets include entry to the event ONLY.  $20.00 VIP tickets include the Italian Dinner, entry to the event and a souvenir program.

Dinner will include pasta/ziti, meatballs, grilled chicken, sausage, pizza, calzones, garlic bread, etc. It will not be buffet style.

In the event that Mr. Tony Atlas can not attend the event at last minute due to WWE scheduling, he will have his wife and an inductor there to accept the award on his behalf.

Tickets for this special event WILL NOT be sold at the door.  Advance ticket sales only.