Jump to content
Pro Wrestling Only
Sign in to follow this  
Loss

[1929-01-04-MyFootage.com] "1928 Ed 'Strangler' Lewis and Gus Sonnenberg Wrestling Championship"

Recommended Posts

MyFootage.com
"1928 Ed 'Strangler' Lewis and Gus Sonnenberg Wrestling Championship"

1929
Film 013546

 

  1. World Heavyweight Title: Ed Strangler Lewis (c) vs Gus Sonnenberg (January 4, 1929; Boston, MA) (Discuss)

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Check out Sonnenberg's selling here (first the leg, then later exhaustion from fighting out of the headlock). They tell a very simple and basic story: Strangler's legendary headlock vs the former Dartmouth football star's running head-butt. The commentary is hilarious. 

"Dynamite" Sonnenberg was one of pro wrestling' very first showmen. He did not have a legit wrestling background, but he had a great, powerful, look and very high-level athleticism. It's very cool to see these guys fight. If you are looking for it, it's easy too see the transition from "actual" wrestling to pure showmanship happening right there in the ring as you watch.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Create an account or sign in to comment

You need to be a member in order to leave a comment

Create an account

Sign up for a new account in our community. It's easy!

Register a new account

Sign in

Already have an account? Sign in here.

Sign In Now
Sign in to follow this  

×