Ultimate History of Pro Wrestling - A Time Line of Every Major Event in Pro Wrestling History - 1907

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.


01-1907: Frank Gotch begins some kind of tournament or challenge series in Buffalo, NY. Over the next four days he gains wins over: Joe Greenan, Al Simcoe, W. Kelsey, E.J. Kelly, Desantelle, Lew Scanlon, John Berg, John Fullerton, Al Needham, Joe Wagner, Jerry Moyniham, T.J. Foley, Tony Schmidt, Charles Walter, Young Beell, Young Jenkins, Morris Treble, William Smith, John Carboni, Allen Warden, Jimmy Dunn, and Joe France. In the course of three days, Frank Gotch beats 17 people.

04-26-1907: Frank Gotch defeats Fred Beell in Chicago, IL.

10-04-1907: Leopold McLaglan battles T.H. Kanada in a wrestling vs. Jujitsu match in British Columbia in what was most likely a shoot match since the referee called for a no contest after two hours of dull action. McLaglan, however, bills himself afterward as World Jujitsu champion.

12-09-1907: Paul Pons wins the World Greco-Roman championship tournament in France.

1907: Joe Turner is recognized as World Welterweight champion after his defeats of Harvey Parker.

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Fred Beell

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