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September 4, 2012

Gotch vs Hackenschmidt 2 and The Birth of American Amateur Wrestling

100 years ago on September 4th 1911, the biggest rematch of the time in Professional Wrestling would take place in Comiskey Ball Park, Chicago, Illinois. Frank Gotch, a wiry farmboy from Iowa had beaten world champion George Hackenschmidt of Estonia in 1908 by submission after more than 2 hours of grappling in their first meeting which had also taken place in Chi-Town...More?

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