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.

Frank Gotch in action.jpg

Frank Gotch

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