This classic piece of film from the 1930’s has some of the theatrics and silliness associated with Pro Wrestling, but shows a strong backbone of legitimate Catch Wrestling technique demonstrated underneath it. It’s a shame actual competitive bouts were rarely if ever caught on film as the majority of them since the first world war happened behind closed doors and inĀ  private for the benefit of the upper class spectators who would fund and bet on the match where the worked exhibition form was saved for the masses. Sometimes the outcome of worked matches was determined by the result of a legitimate, private match several days prior and other times wrestlers did what was best for business and followed the direction of the booker and promoter to make the most money possible.

There are some neat moves and transitions in this match between Vic Hill and Jack Gacek, but my favourite part would have to be the Far / Further Nelson into a pin attempt.

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