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.

734 AD

An annual Sumo tournament is started by Emperor Shomu.  The Imperial Sumo Tournament lasts until 1174.

Emperor Shomu.JPG

Emperor Shomu, founder of the original Imperial Sumo Wrestling Tournament.

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