Ultimate History of Pro Wrestling - A Time Line of Every Major Event in Pro Wrestling History - 1192

By: Karl Stern (@dragonkingkarl, @wiwcool, karl@whenitwascool.com)

Much of the text of this entry comes from issue 82 of the DragonKing Press Newsletter available as a downloadable .pdf in the digital downloads section.


During the days of Japan's military dictatorship, Sumo is taught to Samurai warriors as a means of fighting.  Soldiers are also now trained in an off-shoot style of grappling called Jiu Jitsu which eventually develops into it's own stand alone art form.


The ancient Japanese Samurai warriors were taught wrestling and grappling.

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