Ultimate History of Pro Wrestling - A Time Line of Every Major Event in Pro Wrestling History - 642 AD

By: Karl Stern (@dragonkingkarl, @wiwcool, karl@whenitwascool.com)

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.

642 AD

The oldest actual authenticated written record of a wrestling match in Japan is recorded when soldiers are enlisted to have Sumo matches for the entertainment of officials from the country of Kudara, located in the area now known as South Korea.

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Art depicting an ancient Sumo wrestling match.

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