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DragonKingKarl Classic Wrestling Show: A longform history of pro wrestling, pt. 3

Karl Stern returns with his ongoing look at the history of pro wrestling in the Pioneer era, examining the post-Civil War era, and specifically Theobaud Bauer and the original masked wrestler gimmick.

The "Dragon King" also answers a few emails from his ever-flowing mailbag:

  • Early examples of ring entrance music which leads to a discussion about Leroy Brown and Ray Candy.
  • A discussion about the round system in pro wrestling
  • A discussion about Rick Rude and his best matches
  • Then, part 3 of the long form history of wrestling series starting with the origin of the mask in pro wrestling, discussion about Theobaud Bauer and wrestling between the Civil War, and the debut of the National Police Gazette as an influential publication

Listen to part 1 and part 2 here. 

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