Professional Wrestling and Football: A Long History in Louisiana Sports

August 24, 2019

Dr. Christopher Stacey, Louisiana State University of Alexandria professor of history, will lecture on 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. Free and open to the public.

Professional Wrestling and Football: A Long History in Louisiana Sports
  • Louisiana Sports Hall of Fame/Northwest Louisiana History Museum