Sport: Honest Wrestlers

In Chicago last week, a record crowd of 35,000 eagerly entered Wrigley Field to see handsome Jim Londos wrestle aging Ed ("Strangler") Lewis for the heavyweight championship of the world. What they saw was a bout which upheld the tradition that, in wrestling, excitement decreases in direct ratio to the honesty of the contestants. After 49 minutes of monotonous groaning and writhing on the floor of the ring, paunchy old Lewis was finally rolled over on his back, failed to regain a title he has held five times.


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