Ultimate History of Pro Wrestling - A Time Line of Every Major Event in Pro Wrestling History - 1882
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.
03-27-1882: Edras Gus Lambert defeated Viro “Black Sam” Small in a Catch-As-Catch-Can match in New York.
05-1882: Evan “Strangler” Lewis is reported to have won a 64 man tournament in Montana.
12-28-1882: Col. James H. McLaughlin defeats Edras Gus Lambert, the Canadian champion, at Volk Garden in New York. Edras Gus Lambert also went to a draw with Viro Small at the same event and defeated John McMahon as well.
Edras Gus Lambert
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