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DragonKingKarl Classic Wrestling Show: The Life and Times of Frank Gotch

In this 15th part of our history of pro wrestling series, we take a look at 1916-17 and the final year of the life of all-time legend Frank Gotch.

A few of the topics I touched upon:

  • The aftermath of the Manhatten Opera House International tournament
  • The world title chase featuring Earl Caddock, Joe Stecher, Ed "Strangler" Lewis, and Wladek Zbyszko.
  • When Gotch joined the circus
  • When Gotch broke his leg during a match
  • When "Strangler" Lewis met Joe Stecher in a five hour match
  • When Gotch attempted a comeback
  • World War I and its effects on pro wrestling with both the world champion and number one contender away at war
  • Gotch's death at the young age of 40

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