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DragonKingKarl Classic Wrestling Show: Pro wrestling longform history, pt. 9


Host Karl Stern wraps up the 1800s in the latest of his ongoing longform series of the history of early professional wrestling wth some really interesting stories involving one of the most colorful characters of the pioneer era: the Terrible Turk.

Also on the show:

  • The end of the 1800s and the rise of/early careers of Frank Gotch and George Hackenschmidt
  • The match that exposed wrestling as being "fake" between Farmer Burns and Strangler Evan Lewis
  • Farmer Burns "discovers" Frank Gotch
  • The Terrible Turk takes America by storm, debuts a finishing move that is still used in WWE, and then dies
  • More on Tom Jenkins

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