Ultimate History of Pro Wrestling - A Time Line of Every Major Event in Pro Wrestling History - 1879
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.
06-11-1879: H.M. Dufur wins the American Collar & Elbow title from Jim Owens in Boston, MA after Dufur has been challenging Owens for the last couple of years. Dufur had been publishing challenges to Owens in the New York Clipper newspaper to which Owens had only been responding, “You talk big Mr. H.M. Dufur but I wrestle big.”
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