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DragonKingKarl Classic Wrestling Show: History of pro wrestling at MSG from 1880-1883

Karl Stern continues with his look at the history of Madison Square Garden wrestling.
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As part of my series looking at the history of pro wrestling at "The World's Most Famous Arena," I conclude with all the wrestling events held at the first Madison Square Garden (Gilmour's Garden) which featured the biggest act of the time in William Muldoon. 

It's so amazing looking back on the New York wrestling scene during this era and how it was so obviously worked and manipulated. Crowds were pretty impressive during these three years and Muldoon used every opportunity to work the press about his matches. 

Enjoy this look at the last shows of MSG I from 1880 through 1883.

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