Ultimate History of Pro Wrestling - A Time Line of Every Major Event in Pro Wrestling History - 1871

By: Karl Stern (@wiwcool)

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.


06-19-1871: Following a match against Nathan Dorrance, Col. James H. McLaughlin issued a challenge to face anyone for up to $10,000 side bet. With no takers he took a railroad job and did not wrestle again for some time.

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