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DragonKingKarl Classic Wrestling Show: Post-Frank Gotch era


We begin our look at the post-Frank Gotch era and a time dominated by Earl Caddock, Joe Stecher, Ed "Strangler" Lewis, and Wladek Zbyszko on today's episode.

Also, we look at the controversy surrounding the World Heavyweight title and two of the biggest matches of the era, including one that survives on film (Joe Stecher vs. Earl Caddock), and the World War I era of wrestling.

Topics that are covered on the show --

  • Joe Stecher and Earl Caddock succeed Frank Gotch as the most legitimate World Champion claimants.
  • Ed "Strangler" Lewis begins his run on the World title scene.
  • Wladek Zbyszko asserts himself as one of the top stars of the era.
  • The legendary John Pesek becomes one of the most feared policemen of the time.
  • The effect of World War I on pro wrestling.

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