Lurich Throws Losson

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     Georg Lurich made his reputation as a professional wrestler competing in European Greco-Roman wrestling tournaments.  When Lurich travelled to the United States to ply his trade, he made the transition to catch-as-catch-can wrestling, the dominant style outside of Europe.      Lurich adapted well to this style and earned a shot at the World Heavyweight Wrestling Champion, Frank

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Did Muldoon Duck McMahon?

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     On March 22, 1881, Greco-Roman World Wrestling Champion William Muldoon met Collar-and-Elbow World Champion John McMahon at the Terrace Garden in New York City.  Muldoon and McMahon met in a best-two-out-of-three-falls match.      The first fall was conducted by Greco-Roman rules.  The second fall would be contested using collar-and-elbow rules.  The last fall would be decided via what The

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Preston Anslyn’s Early Exploits

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     Before he was promoted to Special Officer, St. Louis Police Officer Preston Anslyn responded to calls for service like any other patrolman.  On the morning of February 28, 1916, Anslyn was patrolling the area of Franklin and Jefferson Avenues.      A citizen notified Anslyn that 30-year-old Albert Kivet was celebrating after his birthday on February 27th.  During

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Jeffries KOs Corbett

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     On May 11, 1900, World Heavyweight Boxing Champion James J. Jeffries fought his former employer James J. Corbett.  Corbett held the World Heavyweight Boxing Championship in the early 1890s.  Corbett hired the powerfully built Jeffires to help him prepare for his title challengers.  Jeffries went on to win the world title from the man, who beat Corbett, Bob

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