Ultimate History of Pro Wrestling - A Time Line of Every Major Event in Pro Wrestling History - 776 BC

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.

776 BC

The first recorded Olympic games take place with wrestling as a featured sport.  Some archaeologists and historians argue different dates for the original Olympic games including an early 1350 BC date.

Olympic wrestling 776 BC.JPG

Ancient stone carving reported to illustrate wrestling at the first Olympic games in 776 BC.

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