Tex Hager

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Neal Walter (Tex) Hager was a boxing and wrestling promoter based out of Idaho, who promoted throughout the Western United States and Canada. Hager was originaly from Eugene, Oregon, where he began wrestling during the mid-1930s. His wrestling career would stretch until the early 1950s, with him winning the Idaho Heavyweight Title, as well as Intermountain titles in the Junior Heavyweight and Welterweight classes, during his career.

During the early 1950s, he became the wrestling and boxing promoter in Boise, Idaho, and would found his promotional company; Tri-State Sports. Hager would also promote boxing in Kennewick, Spokane, Walla Walla, Twin Falls, Billings and Helena. Hager's primary draw during the 1950s, as a boxing promoter was Harry (Kid) Matthews, who drew very well for him in Boise. Hager would also promote him in bouts in Kennewick and Spokane as well.

Hager was best known as a wrestling promoter, in the old territorial wrestling alliance, the NWA (National Wrestling Association). Hager's area comprised much of the same territory which he promoted boxing in. Hager was still promoting wrestling during the early 1970s. He may have gone out of business like most regional wrestling promoters, with the emergence of national wrestling associatons like the WWF, and the breakup of the old territorial system.