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DragonKingKarl Classic Wrestling Show: The late 1930s World title picture


Pictured: Ed "Strangler" Lewis

The late 1930s were a wild time in pro wrestling with the World Heavyweight Championship spread all over the place. Dave Levin, Everette Marshall, Strangler Lewis, Ali Baba, and others were all claiming some version of the World title.

On this edition of the DragonKingKarl Classic Wrestling Audio Show, host Karl Stern continues his longform history of pro wrestling series and tries to unravel the mess that is the World title picture of the late 1930s. Karl also discusses the death of a wrestling pioneer.

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