Evan the Strangler Lewis

Evan the Strangler Lewis : The Most Feared Wrestler of the 19th Century

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In January 1886, Evan Lewis used his dreaded stranglehold on Sorakichi Matsada. According to several newspapers, Lewis attempted to "strangle Sorakichi to death." The reaction was so strong, Lewis' pet move was banned in the rematch a month later. What Lewis did to Sorakichi Matsada in the return match would cement his reputation as a vicious submission expert. Lewis continued wrestling for 13 more years including a two-year run as American Heavyweight Wrestling Champion. Lewis never really escaped the shadow of his actions in the Sorakichi Matsada matches becoming wrestling's first real villain. Lewis' reputation was not enhanced by his out of the ring actions. This book will take you through a detailed account of Lewis' career inside and outside the ring. The reader can decide for themselves if Lewis' reputation was deserved or not.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 122 pages
  • 152.4 x 228.6 x 7.11mm | 240.4g
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1514769107
  • 9781514769102

About MR Ken Zimmerman Jr

Ken Zimmerman Jr. is a married father of three, who lives in the St. Louis, MO Metro Area. He has a Bachelor of Science Degree with a Major in Political Science and a Minor in History from Washington University in St. Louis. In addition to these interests and genealogy, he is a Black Belt in Taekwondo and holds rank in several other martial arts.
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