Ultimate History of Pro Wrestling - A Time Line of Every Major Event in Pro Wrestling History - 1913

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.


01-07-1913: Frank Gotch referees a match where Jess Westegaard defeats Henry Ordemann in Minneapolis.

01-26-1913: In Duluth, MN Stanislaus Zbyszko defeats Jess Westegaard two falls to none.

01-31-1913: In Louisville, KY William Demetral defeats Ed “Strangler” Lewis.

02-07-1913: Frank Gotch referees a match between Stanislaus Zbyszko and Raymond Cazeaux which is won by Zbyszko.

02-20-1913: George Lurich defeated Stanislaus Zbyszko in Boston, MA when Zbyszko couldn’t continue.

04-01-1913: Frank Gotch defeats George Lurich and again announces his retirement. Immediately, several people claim the world championship. An alleged title match takes place between Henry Ordemann and Jess Westegaard for the title. Dr. Benjamin F. Roller claims to be champion. Frank Gotch opens up a car dealership in Humboldt, IA with Albert Wittman and P.F. Saul.

05-24-1913: In Montreal, Constant le Marin defeats Stanislaus Zbyszko when Zbyszko can’t continue.

09-18-1913: In Lexington, KY, Ed “Strangler” Lewis defeats Dr. Benjamin F. Roller.

11-08-1913: Frank Gotch breaks up a fight in a hotel between Charlie Cutler and Tom Jones, the manager of Jess Willard.

11-26-1913: Charlie Cutler defeats Ed “Strangler” Lewis in Chicago, IL.

12-13-1913: In Chicago, IL, Gus Schoenlein defeated Ed “Strangler” Lewis two falls to none. The show also included a wrestler named The Mysterious Horseshoer.

1913 (unspecified): Clarence Webber retires as Australian champion.

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Stanislaus Zbyszko

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