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 Posted: Mon Feb 25th, 2019 04:48 am
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Ed Lock

 

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Kriss wrote: Ed Lock wrote: Dr Karl Sarpolis - former wrestler, promoter and NWA president
Allow me to pick a nit here. Sarpolis dropped out of medical school after one semester (or one year, I forget which). For this was given the nickname Doc. He was billed as Doc Sarpolis as a wrestler, and Karl 'Doc' Sarpolis as a promoter, but he never styled himself as Dr. Karl Sarpolis.
G'day Kriss

Actually, Sarpolis wrestled as Dr Karl Sarpolis in Australia in 1930.

I tried to post some relevant clippings but my reply crashed so I'll just include a few newspaper links instead:

https://trove.nla.gov.au/newspaper/article/178922562

http://trove.nla.gov.au/newspaper/article/192695938

https://trove.nla.gov.au/newspaper/article/178922814

http://trove.nla.gov.au/newspaper/article/16705632/1349072

https://trove.nla.gov.au/newspaper/article/130219781/11116340

Cheers mate!

Ed