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DragonKingKarl Classic Wrestling Show: Early NWA era

On the latest edition of the longform history of pro wrestling series, we journey into the first years of Lou Thesz as NWA World Champion.

The NWA is beginning to flex its promotional muscle nationally, and Thesz is out there sweeping up the numerous off-shoot World Championships as promoters fall in line with the NWA. Mexico continues to get bigger behind El Santo and company. Plus, a letter from a listener explaining the trouble between Thesz and Orville Brown and an amazing newspaper article on what happened to the Civil War era pioneers later in life.

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