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DragonKingKarl Classic Wrestling Show: A longform history of pro wrestling, pt. 6


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Host Karl Stern continues his detailed examination of the history of pro wrestling, continuing in the 1880's where we continue to see the domination of Col. McLaughlin, the rise of William Muldoon, the death of Clarence Whistler, the rise of Evan Strangler Lewis, and the first Japanese star to tour the United States.


  • Col. James H. McLaughlin continues to win large sums of money and rack up championships across the United States.
  • William Muldoon continues his rise to becoming one of the most popular wrestlers of the era and one of the most recognizable names of the pioneer era of wrestling.
  • The original Strangler Lewis (Evan Lewis) comes on the scene and becomes a top name.
  • The death of Muldoon's cheif rivial Clarence Whistler.
  • The first major Japanese star begins touring the United States.

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