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It's Wrestling Observer Hall of Fame season and if Portland Wrestling promoter Don Owen doesn't make it in this year, he'll fall off the ballot.
On this special episode of The Portland Wrestlecast, historian Matt Farmer and I talk about the merits of Owen as a candidate.
First, he has the longevity. Starting as a kid working for his father, Don was involved in promoting for about 65 years, more longevity than anyone else on the ballot. You may be surprised to learn that his consistently biggest crowds were in the 1950s and 60s. In addition, Don was influential in many legendary careers including the original Gorgeous George.
While you may have seen Portland Wrestling in the 70s or 80s, there is a lot more to Owen's history as a promoter. Even if you're not a voter, you'll still learn a lot about his longevity, drawing history and influence by listening to this show.
Please listen and cast your vote as you see fit.