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« on: June 30, 2017, 08:38:05 AM »

This Day in Wrestling History (June 30): The Match of the Century

Today would have been the 126th birthday of Robert Julius Herman Friedrich, but he is most famously known as the legendary Ed "Strangler" Lewis.

Born in Nekoosa, Wisconsin, Friedrich took to wrestling in his early teens. He first wrestled at age 14 in legitimate matches, but after going nearly a half hour in 1911 against former champion Fred Beell (despite losing two straight falls), Robert traded small-time carnies for big-time wrestling events. Frederich would be renamed Ed "The Strangler Lewis" in honor of another Wisconsin champion Evan "The Strangler" Lewis

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« Reply #1 on: July 01, 2017, 08:35:09 PM »

Another WI pro wrestling great.
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