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DragonKingKarl Classic Wrestling Show: A Longform History of Wrestling Part 8


We are up to the 1880s through the 1890s and in this episode, we take a look at the prime era of Evan Strangler Lewis and his battles with other top names of the era.  He is also, apparently, a horrible promo with a great newspaper promo from him.

Also, we see one of our first giants in wrestling as well as the origins of women's wresting.

Talking points:

  • Evan "Strangler" Lewis rises to fame and takes on all comers, plus a terrible newspaper promo
  • Who is the Michigan Giant?
  • The origins of women's wrestling in America
  • The earliest tours of pro wrestling in Japan
  • The winding down of the career of William Muldoon

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