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FILM: Ed Lewis vs Sonnenberg for Lewis's title; 1928; Boston

 
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PostPosted: Wed Nov 22, 2017 12:01 pm    Post subject: FILM: Ed Lewis vs Sonnenberg for Lewis's title; 1928; Boston Reply with quote

(EDIT: My post above this one contains the only known publicly available footage of the legend JOE STECHER wrestling in the modern era and the only available footage of him that's not badly deteriorated. Yet this post here has more views. I know I'm senile, but I'm stunned that people would rather view this post's link than that one.)

Here are excerpts of a match held on June 30, 1928 in Boston, Massachusetts for Lewis's world's title. Lewis prevailed and Sonnenberg would have to go back to playing football for peanuts and wrestling as a challenger.

Sonnenberg continued to work on his one move: the rasslin' tackle-head-butt. The next year it paid off for him.

The footage opens with excerpts of one or the other of these two guys working out in preparation for the bout. Filmed silent:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oiFV0aYgzNA&t=9s

I'm no fan of Sonnenberg's but I link to what has become available and we can't ignore Lewis's matches. Go read Yohe's book on Lewis if you already haven't. It's for sale on Amazon and you can get $5 off a new copy today with the promotional code GIFTBOOK17 . (Make certain you enter the code and see it show results before you check out. Search for "Steve Yohe" to find the book on Amazon. It's well worth the money.)

Ken
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