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Don Perkins, Larry Hennig, Gene LeBell to go ‘On the Mat’ this week



This week's edition of "On the Mat" will feature Don Perkins, Larry Hennig, and Gene LeBell.

Perkins was a former superstar for the Dallas Cowboys from 1961-68. During his career he made six Pro Bowls and rushed for 6,217 yards. He is one of 17 people that have been inducted into the Ring of Honor at Texas Stadium.

On July 13, Perkins will be at the Celebrity Golf Outing for the Dan Gable International Wrestling Institute and Museum. Both Perkins and legendary wrestler Dan Gable graduated from West Waterloo and met for the first time two years ago.

Hennig was a former pro wrestler who was inducted into the George Trago/Lou Thesz Professional Wrestling Hall of Fame last year. His son Curt Hennig - known in pro wrestling circles as Mr. Perfect - will be inducted this year. They are the first father and son to be inducted into the Hall of Fame.

LeBell is a legendary stuntman who has been featured in over 1000 movies. Known as "The Most Dangerous Man Alive", LeBell is an expert in submission wrestling. In June 1976, he refereed the famous mixed boxing and wrestling match between Muhammad Ali and Antonio Inoki.

In 2005 LeBell received the Frank Gotch Award. He also has a Mixed Martial Arts academy in California.

"On the Mat" is a weekly wrestling radio program that airs every Wednesday night. This week's broadcast can be heard live from 6-7 p.m. Central Standard Time. The Dan Gable International Wrestling Institute and Museum in Waterloo, Iowa, hosts the show.

"On the Mat" can be heard live on the Internet at www.kcnzam.com or locally in Northeast Iowa on 1650, The Fan. Feel free to e-mail radio@wrestlingmuseum.org with questions or comments about the show.
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