Ultimate History of Pro Wrestling - A Time Line of Every Major Event in Pro Wrestling History - 1894

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.


08-22-1894: In a European Greco-Roman match, Tom Cannon defeats Tom McInerney in Liverpool. Through this match some promoters have claimed a lineage of “European champion” through which George Hackenschmdit later solidified his claim to be the “World Champion”. Historian Gherardo Bonini has since disputed this “championship” stating that his research has shown that no such championship existed.

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Tom Cannon

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