Belief No Longer Suspended

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     On December 14, 1915, the International Wrestling Tournament was coming to a close.  A featured match revealed promoter Samuel Rachmann was manipulating outcomes to keep interest in his tournament.      After the wrestling public lost complete interest in the tournament during its opening few months in the spring, Rachmann introduced one of the most successful gimmicks in

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Episode 53 – 1915 Wrestle Tournament

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     In this episode, I discuss my interest and research into the 1915 New York International Wrestling Tournament.  I originally researched the tournament to find out more information about the “first” masked wrestler in professional wrestling, the Masked Marvel.      I later discovered Samuel Rachmann staged the tournament to promote Aleksander “Alex” Aberg, the accomplished European Greco-Roman Wrestling

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