Illinois Takes Rest From Mat Shows

Associated Press – April 12, 1933

CHICAGO – Wrestling throughout the commonwealth of Illinois was finally laid to rest today after a posthumous exhibition in the Coliseum last night in which Jim Browning pinned Ed “The Strangler” Lewis with a scissors.

The Illinois athletic commission suspended the grunt and groan industry for an indefinite period Monday after investigating the surprising victory which Joe Savoldi scored over Jim Londos, the so-called heavyweight champion.

Promoter John (Doc) Krone was allowed to hold the Lewis-Browning show last night only because he had been granted permission before the statewide ban was pronounced.

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