Ultimate History of Pro Wrestling - A Time Line of Every Major Event in Pro Wrestling History - 1932

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.


01-02-1932: Benji Ramirez, later known as The Mummy and the Aztec Mummy of 1960s fame is born in Cali, Colombia, South America.

02-01-1932: Ed “Strangler” Lewis is suspended by the Missouri State Athletic Association for failing to meet John Pesek.

02-25-1932: Ed “Strangler” Lewis defeats John Maxos in Pittsburgh, PA and breaks his neck. Lewis is arrested for breaking Maxos’ neck and posts a $500 bond to be released from jail.

05-09-1932: Dimitri Demetroff dies at the age of 37 from blood poisoning.

06-08-1932: Ray Steele defeats Vic Christy to become the first California state champion in Los Angeles.

06-09-1932: Ed “Strangler” Lewis defeats Dick Shikat at Madison Square Garden in New York in front of 25,000 fans. The winner is to face the New York State Athletic Commission recognized world champion Jim Londos.

07-1932: Former world champion Gus Sonnenberg hits and kills a Lawrence, MA policeman named Richard L. Morrissey. Sonnenberg is arrested and stands trial for killing the police officer while driving drunk.

09-23-1932: Dick Shikat breaks his arm in a car accident in New York.

10-10-1932: Ed “Strangler” Lewis defeats Jack Sherry in New York City to win the New York State Athletic Commission recognition as World heavyweight champion.

10-17-1932: Wrestler Cliff White defeats boxer Ed Petich in Portland, OR.

1932 (unspecified): Japanese wrestler Hikoo Shoji represents Japan in the Los Angeles Olympic games. He has trained with Ad Santel.

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Dick Shikat

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