Ultimate History of Pro Wrestling - A Time Line of Every Major Event in Pro Wrestling History - 1909
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.
04-27-1909: Max Luttberg defeats Albert Wassem in a Chicago tournament to be recognized as American lightweight champion.
Frank Gotch defeated Dr. Benjamin F. Roller in Kansas City.
05-06-1909: Frank Gotch defeated Fred Beell in Denver, CO.
06-14-1909: Frank Gotch defeated Tom Jenkins in Des Moines, IA.
11-09-1909: Frank Gotch defeated Giovanni Ravevitch in Chicago, IL. Before entering the ring, Gotch is served with legal papers for a lawsuit brought by Addie Currie, who claimed Gotch has promised to marry her but fell through on his promise, thus she was suing him for $25,000.
11-25-1909: The first meeting between between Frank Gotch and Stanislaus Zbyszko takes place in Buffalo, NY with Gotch unable to pin Zbyszko after one hour under handicap rules.
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