Lewis Takes Title Back from Munn

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     On the same day Joe Stetcher wrestled Stanislaus Zbyszko for the recognized version of the World Heavyweight Wrestling Championship in St. Louis, Ed “Strangler” Lewis challenged “Big” Wayne Munn for his disputed Michigan-Illinois World Heavyweight Wrestling Championship.  Lewis dropped the title to Munn in February 1925.  In April 1925, Zbyszko defeated Munn in a famous double-cross.  The match between

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Detective Desmond Stops Jail Escape

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     On the morning of Wednesday, July 8, 1885, the Coroner’s Clerk Jimmy Spaulding rushed into the Police Court at the Four Courts building.  Spaulding announced one of the jail inmates waiting in the holding pen had just escaped.  While most of the members of court sat stunned, Detective Billy Desmond jumped to his feet and rushed out of

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