Professional Wrestling and Football: A Long History in Louisiana Sports
Louisiana Sports Hall Of Fame & Northwest Louisiana History Museum
Crossroads
Natchitoches
Event Date: Saturday, August 24, 2019

Please join us from 2:00-3:00 PM for a presentation with Louisiana State University of Alexandria professor of history Dr. Christopher Stacey. The lecture will examine the careers of professional wrestler Sylvester “Junkyard Dog” Ritter and football star turned professional wrestler Ernie “The Big Cat” Ladd.  Dr. Stacey will discuss the relationship between pro wrestling and professional football in Louisiana and the impacts of these two great athletes to their sports. This event is free and open to the public.