It Was Almost Real: The Pro Wrestling History Podcast

Pro wrestling podcast dedicated to wrestling history between 1870 and 1928 although we do occassionally range into the 1930s.

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Episodes

4 days ago

In this episode, I discuss the development of the St. Louis wrestling promotion under Tom Packs and Sam Muchnick.

Episode 59 - The Peseks

Monday Jul 08, 2024

Monday Jul 08, 2024

In this episode, we discuss how Hubert and Charley Pesek affected the career of John "The Nebraska Tigerman" Pesek.

Monday Jun 24, 2024

In this episode, I discuss the federal government prosecuting a gambling ring in 1910. The case exposed how wrestlers worked matches to bilk fans betting on the matches.

Monday Jun 10, 2024

In this episode, I talk about the upcoming podcast schedule and website revisions to kenzimmermanjr.com.

Monday May 27, 2024

In this episode, we discuss wrestlers and jiu jitsu fighters working matches in Brazil. We also review WWE's King and Queen of the Ring.

Monday May 13, 2024

In this episode, I talk about the 1924 match between Jim Browning and Taro Miyake.

Monday May 06, 2024

Technical difficulties led to this podcast being more of a compilation. We discuss an odd decision by the New York State Althletic Commission in 1921.

Thursday Apr 11, 2024

In this episode, I discuss the backstage video from AEW at Wembley, talk about pro wrestling before the modern promotion system, and review Wrestlemania XL Day 2.

Monday Apr 08, 2024

In this episode, I discuss the possible reasons for the falling out between Tex Rickard and Jack Curley. I also review the first night of Wrestlemania XL.

Episode 51 - Marin Plestina

Monday Apr 01, 2024

Monday Apr 01, 2024

In this episode, we discuss the threat that Marin Plestina posed to the wrestling trust between 1917 and 1921.

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