Ultimate History of Pro Wrestling - A Time Line of Every Major Event in Pro Wrestling History - 1877

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.


02-06-1877: William Muldoon wins a Greco-Roman championship from Andre Christol. Muldoon also defeats Jim Owens.

07-1877: James McMahon wins the Canadian Collar & Elbow title from James Lafell of British Columbia.

1877: Richard K. Fox buys the National Police Gazette.

1877: A supposed “mysterious prehistoric human body” is dug up in the town of Beulah, Colorado. The “body” is later discovered to be a hoax but it was dubbed “The Solid Man” after William Muldoon.

William “The Solid Man” Muldoon

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