Ultimate History of Pro Wrestling - A Time Line of Every Major Event in Pro Wrestling History - 1912

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.


01-22-1912: Jess Westegaard defeats Henry Ordemann in Omaha, NE for what is billed as being the American heavyweight title.

02-03-1912: Frank Gotch’s retirement lasts just over a month as he defeats Marvin Plestina in Chicago.

03-13-1912: Frank Gotch fails to pin Henry Ordemann in Minneapolis, MN in a 20 minute handicap match.

03-15-1912: Frank Gotch again fails to throw Henry Ordemann in Chicago, IL

03-22-1912: For the third time in less than a month Frank Gotch fails to throw Henry Ordemann in Omaha, NE.

10-02-1912: Paul Boesch is born in Brooklyn, NY.

11-07-1912: Frank Gotch, who hasn’t wrestled since August, again announces his retirement. This time he says Jess Westegaard deserves the world title. Gotch would be back in action before the year was out.

12-26-1912: Frank Gotch returns to action defeating Carl Hammerschmidt in Minneapolis, MN.

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Frank A. Gotch

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