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249. Ed Don George
A former World Champion from the 1930’s, Ed Don George was a former Olympian in the 1928 Games.  He was a recognized World Champion in both Europe and the United States and following his career he would become a successful promoter in both the U.S. and in Cuba.

The Bullet Points

  • Billed From: U.S.A. (LaJUnta, Colorado)
  • Key Championships Held: AWA (Boston) World Heavyweight (3)
    European Heavyweight
  • Why they will get in: This is a former World Heavyweight Champion and that does matter.
  • Why they won't get in: He might be best known for Ed “Strangler” Lewis shooting and taking the title from him.
  • Five Greatest Matches/Moments: 1.  Defeated Gus Sonnenberg for his first World Title  (10/10/30)
    2.  Reclaimed the AWA World Title from Henri Deglane (2/9/33)
    3.  Won the European version of the Heavyweight Title from Al Perreira (4/5/37)
    4.  Again won the AWA Title, this time from Steve Casey (4/18/39)
    5.  Became a member of the inaugural Wrestling Observer Hall of Fame Class (1996)

Should Ed Don George be in the Hall of Fame?

Definitely put him in! - 50%
Maybe, but others deserve it first. - 50%
Probably not, but it wouldn't be the end of the world. - 0%
No opinion. - 0%
No way! - 0%

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