On this edition of the 1000 Hours Podcast, the show all about the pioneer (pre-1900) era of pro wrestling, historian Karl Stern digs even deeper to look at the era before the Civil War. Was there organized professional wrestling in the years leading up to the war? The answer is yes! Well, some at least. The seed is certainly there.
Now, the million-dollar question…was it worked? The answer to that may actually be… yes, and we may have discovered the FIRST promoted pro wrestler in America. Let’s meet the King of Wrestling Charles.