The Pro Wrestling Mini Museum is an online museum dedicated to the storied history professional wrestling, where fans can find photos and signed merchandise of the stars and events they love. Fans can find not only memorabilia from WWE, but from beloved promotions like the NWA, AWA and ECW.
Founder Mike Parker started watching wrestling in 1985 and his collection started with standard 8 x10 photos and magazines. As his collection grew through the years he was inspired by other wrestling museums and stores like the Pro Wrestling World Museum in Allentown, Pennsylvania, and Adventure Land Store in New Jersey.
In 2015, Parker started a Wrestling Wall with some of his favorite signed photos. When he learned Pro Wrestling World was closing in January 2018, he was elated to find out that customers were allowed to fill out a request form and have the opportunity to buy items for themselves. Parker picked up a few items he always admired, and these formed the basis for the museum going to the next level.
Taking his showcase to a new horizon, the Pro Wrestling Mini Museum took shape. In 2019 the museum officially went online. Items like classic signed magazines and ring/TV-worn pieces were added and now available for all to see. Many ring-worn items do not see the light of day except for special circumstances once they are in the hands of private collectors. Parker says “That’s not a philosophy I agree with. As I fan myself, I want to see everything I can and with the museum, I can share these treasures with fans around the globe”.
Parker further elaborates “I have something for everyone.” Fan of 80’s WWF? I’ve got a dedicated area for that. Fans of the legendary Four Horseman? I’ve got it covered. Classic territories like World Class Championship Wrestling? I’ve got a section for them too. Of course, I wouldn’t forget the great ladies of the sport, they’ve got their own wing. I take great pride in the fact that not only has this resonated with fans but personalities from every major company are checking us out on social media” All in all, I feel I’ve created an immersive experience fans can enjoy anywhere, anytime.
The museum founder closes with “the only outlets left to see rare items on display are the few physical museums left and WrestleMania Axxess. There is a void and I hope to fill it.”