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Ed (Strangler) Lewis

Ed (Strangler) Lewis (Pro wrestling. Born, Nekoosa, WI, Aug. 10, 1890; died, Muskogee, OK, Aug. 7, 1966.) When wrestling transitioned from sport to show business, Strangler Lewis (born Robert H. Frederick) was the biggest name in the business. In 1920, he beat Joe Steicher at the 71st Regiment Armory to claim the world heavyweight title. […]

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