Ultimate History of Pro Wrestling - A Time Line of Every Major Event in Pro Wrestling History - 1888

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.


02-09-1888: Evan “Strangler” Lewis fails to throw Jack Carkeek in the allotted fifteen minutes of a handicap match, thus Carkeek won $50 from Lewis. Later Lewis and William Muldoon put on a Greco-Roman wrestling exhibition.

1888: Ghulum Mohammad (Gama the Great) is born in Amritsar, Punjab. He would become the most famous wrestler ever out of India and one of the most famous legends in wrestling history.

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Evan “Strangler” Lewis

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