On a new DragonKingKarl Classic Wrestling Show, I present hour 36 of 1000 Hours, my series all about the pioneer era of pro wrestling.
On this episode, we do a lot of research including some new tidbits about Col. James H. McLaughlin (seen above) which leads us back to our most enduring mystery: did McLaughlin kill Barney Smith?
If yes, then why is there not a shred of evidence to support it aside from Smith disappearing from the record? If not, then why does the story even exist? It’s time to resolve the Smith story once and for all.