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Matt Farmer from WA
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As many of you know I've been collecting results for large cards and this work has been used by many different people including the Wrestling Observer Newsletter for different stories. Some time ago I opened up the attendances some what for years prior to 1940's. After really digging into it I came up with a number of 2,000 (this is not set in stone) for cards during the 1800's. Below I have copied some of the results I have prior to the 1900's.

Take a look and enjoy. If you can contribute in anyways I would be very apperciative.


1860
05 John Woods vs Geo King- $300 Purse Bull’s Ferry NJ 500

1873
NOV
23 John McMahon vs Col. James McLaughlin- Canadian & Pacific Coast Collar & Elbow Title Chicago IL 3,000

1874
14 James H Mclaughlin vs McWahley Platts Hall, San Francisco CA (Immense Crowd)

1875
OCT
16 Professor William Miller vs Andrea Christol- $1,000 Bet and American Title Grand Opera House, New York City NY 3,000

DEC
11 Thiebaud Bauer vs Andrea Christol- $1,000 Bet Grand Opera House, New York City NY 2,000
29 Thiebaud Bauer vs Andrea Christol Grand Opera House, New York City NY 3,300*

1876
JAN
04 James H Mclaughlin vs Walter C Benjamin- American Greco-Roman Title Whitneys Opera House, Detroit MI 2,000

MAR
23 James H Mclaughlin vs Jacob H Martin- American Greco-Roman Title $5,000 Whitneys Opera House, Detroit MI 3,000* (Turned Away. $2 and $1 Ticket Prices)

APR
08 Joe Acton beat Edwin Bibby Oldham, England 4,000

MAR
23 James H Mclaughlin vs Jacob H Martin- American Greco-Roman Title & $5,000 Purse Whitney’s Opera House, Detroit MI 2,500*

1877
MAR
08 Charles Murphy vs James Owens- Championship Belt & $500 Professor William Miller Referee Gilmore’s Garden, New York City NY 1,500 to 2,000
21 Professor William Miller vs Theibaud Bauer- Gate Money & $200 Side Bet Gilmore’s Gardens, New York City NY 4,040 (More than $6,000

APR
10 Col. James H McLaughlin vs Theibaud Bauer- $500 Mixed Match Whitneys Opera House, Detroit MI 1,300

JUN
09 Professor William Miller vs Thiebaud Bauer Fred Engelhards Metropolitian Riding Academy, New York City NY 4,000
15 Professor William Miller vs Andre Christol- Greco-Roman Title Terrance Gardens, New York City NY 1,000
23 Professor William Miller vs William Muldoon- Greco-Roman Third Avenue Rink, New York City NY 5,000 ($6,000)

1878
FEB
16 Jean de Rodigo vs J. Tomlinson- South American Champion vs Great Britian Champion Theatre St. Pedro, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil 4,000 (Huge riot during the match.)

NOV
23 James H McLaughlin vs John McMahon McCormicks Hall, Chicago IL 4,000

1879
JAN
18 Col. James H McLaughlin vs Andrea Christol- Greco Roman Whitney’s Opera House, Detroit MI 1,500 (Christol’s collar bone was broken during first fall.)

FEB
15 Col. James H McLaughlin vs Professor William Miller- Collar and Elbow & Greco Roman & Catch as Catch Can Match Music Hall, Detroit MI 1,500

MAY
12 John McMahon vs Professor William Miller- Greco Roman Jacket Match Gilmore’s Garden, New York City NY 2,000
14 William Muldoon vs Thiebaud Bauer Gilmore’s Garden, New York City NY 2,000 (Gilmore’s Garden is renamed Madison Square Garden 16 days later.)

OCT
04 Professor William Miller vs John McMahon- Collar and Elbow World Title MSG, New York City NY 1,500

1880
JAN
19 William Muldoon vs Thiebaud Bauer- World Greco-Roman Title (Crow first Title) MSG, New York City NY 3,900

FEB
27 Professor William Miller vs Theibaud Bauer- Greco-Roman Horticultural Hall, Philadelphia PA 1,100

MAR
17 John McMahon vs Howard M Dufur Music Hall, Boston MA 4,000 ($5,000)
23 William Muldoon vs Professor William Miller- World Greco-Roman Title MSG, New York City NY 3,000

MAY
27 Theobald Bauer vs William Miller Horticultural Hall, Philadelphia PA 1,000

AUG
24 Duncan C Ross vs John C Daly- Scottish Title vs Irish Title Park Garden, Providence RI 8,000 (Festival card was held on a platform on a lake.)

1881
JAN
26 Willian Muldoon vs Clarence Whistler- World Greco-Roman Title Terrance Garden Theater, New York City NY 2,000

1882
MAY
01 William Johnson vs Steve O’Donnell- Collar and Elbow Irving Hall, New York City NY 1,500

AUG
07 Joe Acton vs Edwin Bibby- World Catch as Catch Can Title MSG, New York City NY 3,500

DEC
17 Joe Acton vs Clarence Whistler- English Title MSG, New York City NY 3,500 ($2,000 Side Bets)

1883
FEB
04 William Muldoon vs Edwin Bibby- Greco-Roman Title Olympic Theater, St. Louis MO 3,000
08 Edwin Bibby vs Harry N Herber- Greco-Roman MSG, New York City NY 8,000

SEP
04 William Muldoon vs Edwin Bibby- Greco-Roman Title McAllister & Jones Street Outdoor Tent, San Francisco CA 3,000

NOV
01 William Muldoon vs Clarence Whistler- Greco-Roman Title Mechanics Pavilion, San Francisco CA 3,000
07 Professor William Miller vs Edward Blackburn- World Title Victoria Hall, Melbourne Australia 4,000

1884
MAR
24 William Muldoon vs Clarence Whistler- Greco-Roman Title Mechanics Pavilion, San Francisco CA 8,000

APR
08 Duncan Ross vs Matsada Sorakichi City Auditorium, Cleveland OH 4,000
26 Professor William Miller vs Donald Dinnie- World Title Mixed Match Greco-Roman & Scoth Style Exhibition Building, Victoria Australia 5,000

1885
APR
17 Carl Abs vs Matsada Sorakichi Turn Hall, New York City NY 4,000

MAY
18 William Muldoon vs Carl Abs- World Greco-Roman Title Irving Hall, New York City NY 1,600

AUG
11 Joe Acton vs Miles Sweeny- World Catch as Catch Can Title Lackawanna Rink, Scranton PA 2,000

SEP
26 William Miller vs Clarence Whistler- Australian Greco-Roman Title Theatre Royal, Melbourne Australia 3,000

1886
FEB
15 Evan Lewis vs Matsada Sorakichi Central Music Hall, Chicago IL 2,300* (SRO)

MAY
23 William Muldoon vs Evan Lewis- Handicap Match Minneapolis MN 2,500

JUNE
28 Evan Lewis vs William Muldoon Battery D Armory, Chicago IL 2,000

JUL
17 William Muldoon vs Tom Cannon Grand Opera House, Cincinnati OH 2,500

1887
** William Muldoon vs John L. Sullivan- Wrestler vs Boxer Gloucester, MA 2,000
FEB
07 Joe Acton vs Evan Lewis- American Catch as Catch Can Title Battery Armory, Chicago IL 4,000 or 5,000

MAR
03 Evan Lewis vs Jack Carkeek Grand Opera House, Milwaukee WI 1,750*

APR
11 Joe Acton vs Evan Lewis- American Catch as Catch Can Title Change Battery Armory, Chicago IL 3,500

JUN
10 Tom Cannon vs John Connor Exhibition Building, Melbourne Australia 5,000*
13 Tom Connors vs Evan Lewis- American Catch as Catch Can Title Change Pittsburg PA 3,000

JUL
04 William Muldoon vs Matsada Sorakichi- Mixed Match Springfield Fairgrounds, Springfield OH 4,000

1888
MAY
07 Evan Lewis vs Jack Wannop- American Catch as Catch Can Battery D Armory, Chicago IL 3,000

JUL
04 Duncan C Ross vs George Ross- Catch as Catch Can Driving Park, Scranton PA 6,000 (Part of festival)

1890
FEB
06 Tom Connors vs Eugen Bazin- Greco-Roman Match Royal Aquarium, Westminister England 2,000

1891
FEB
09 R. Schott vs Tom McInterney- Tournament Olympic, Chicago IL (Matinee Card)
09 Evan Lewis vs Dan Kalb- Tournament Olympic, Chicago IL (Evening Card)
10 Evan Lewis vs R. Schott- Tournament Olympic, Chicago IL (Matinee Card)
10 Tom McInterney vs Frank Jones- Tournament Olympic, Chicago IL (Evening Card)
11 Evan Lewis vs John Graham- Tournament/ Tom McInterney vs Al Zimmerman- Tournament Olympic, Chicago IL
13 Evan Lewis vs Mervine Thompson- Finals/ Tom McInterney vs R. Schott Olympic, Chicago IL (Tournament was said to have drawn more than 22,000 fans.)

1892
MAR
21 Evan Lewis vs John King- Mixed Style Match Battery D Armory, Chicago IL 3,000

DEC
05 Evan Lewis vs Jim Tuohy & Dan Kalb- Handicap Match/ Peter Jackson Three Round Boxing Exhibition Battery Armory, Chicago IL 4,000

1893
MAR
02 Evan Lewis vs Ernest Roeber- Mixed Match Olympic Club Carnival, New Orleans LA 2,000

1894
NOV
26 Evan Lewis vs JC Comstock Grand Rapids MI 2,000

1895
APR
20 Martin “Farmer” Burns vs Evan Lewis- American Heavyweight Title Unification 2nd Regiment Armory, Chicago IL 3,000

1897
OCT
26 Dan McLeod vs Farmer Burns- World Catch as Catch Can Grand Opera House, Indianapolis IN 1,500

1898
JAN
25 Tom Jenkins vs Farmer Burns Cleveland OH 3,000

MAR
26 Ernest Roeber vs Terrible Turk (Ishmael Yousouf)- Greco-Roman Match MSG, New York City NY 10,000* (SRO Riot after the match.)

APR
30 Terrible Turk (Ishmael Yousouf) vs Ernest Roeber- Greco-Roman Title Metropolitan Opera House, New York City NY 4,000* (SRO Match ended with a large riot)

JUN
11 Terrible Turk (Ishmael Yousouf) vs Horrible Greek (Heraklides) MSG, New York City NY 3,000
20 Terrible Turk (Ishmael Yousouf) vs Evan Lewis- World Title Tattersall, Chicago IL 10,000 (Was a high estimate, others range from 7,000 to 9,000)

JUL
30 Tom Cannon vs Paul Pons Liverpool United Kingdom 7,000

NOV
05 Tom Jenkins vs Terrible Turk (Haili Adlai aka Abdul Haili)- World Title MSG, New York City NY 3,000 ($4,500)

1899
JUN
09 Tom Jenkins vs Terrible Turk (Haili Adlai) Bijou Theatre, Pittsburg PA 3,000

JUL
04 Tom Jenkins vs Ernest Roeber League Park, Cleveland OH 7,000

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(*) means it was a sellout.

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Where's the old Dragonking message board when you need it. lol

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