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* NamedByDemocracy: The French gave him the RedBaron "Strangler" because that's what they thought he was doing to his opponent when he applied a Sleeper Hold.

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* NamedByDemocracy: The French gave him the RedBaron "Strangler" because that's what they thought he was doing to his opponent when he applied a Sleeper Hold. His ring name is actually a tribute to an earlier wrestling star Evan "Strangler" Lewis, so the name they gave was completely appropriate.


Robert Herman Julius Friederich (June 30, 1891 August 8, 1966) was an American {{Professional Wrestl|ing}}er as Ed "Strangler" Lewis. He debuted in 1905 and wrestled all over the world. He was a pioneering promoter as part of the Gold Dust Trio with promoters Toots Mondt and Big Billy Sandow. He retired in 1948 and died in 1966. He was a 4x [[http://www.wrestling-titles.com/world/world-h.html World Heavyweight Champion]], the true and original version of the title, not to be confused with the Wrestling/BigGoldBelt in Wrestling/{{WWE}}. He was the inaugural and 2x [[http://www.wrestling-titles.com/us/newengland/awa/ma-awa-h.html AWA (Massachusetts) World Heavyweight Champion]] (not to be confused with the Wrestling/AmericanWrestlingAssociation), a 1x [[http://www.wrestling-titles.com/us/ny/nysac-h.html New York State Athletic Commission World Heavyweight Champion]] and a 1x [[http://www.wrestling-titles.com/us/centralstates/mwa/mwa-h.html MWA (Kansas City, KS) World Heavyweight Champion]]. He was inducted into ''Wrestling/TheWrestlingObserverNewsletter'' Hall of Fame in 1996 and Wrestling/WWEHallOfFame Legacy Wing in 2016.

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Robert Herman Julius Friederich (June 30, 1891 August 8, 1966) was an American {{Professional Wrestl|ing}}er as Ed "Strangler" Lewis. He debuted in 1905 and wrestled all over the world. He was a pioneering promoter as part of the Gold Dust Trio with promoters Toots Mondt and Big Billy Sandow. He retired in 1948 and died in 1966. He was a 4x [[http://www.wrestling-titles.com/world/world-h.html World Heavyweight Champion]], the true and original version of the title, not to be confused with the Wrestling/BigGoldBelt in Wrestling/{{WWE}}. He was the inaugural and 2x [[http://www.wrestling-titles.com/us/newengland/awa/ma-awa-h.html AWA (Massachusetts) World Heavyweight Champion]] (not to be confused with the Wrestling/AmericanWrestlingAssociation), a 1x [[http://www.wrestling-titles.com/us/ny/nysac-h.html New York State Athletic Commission World Heavyweight Champion]] and a 1x [[http://www.wrestling-titles.com/us/centralstates/mwa/mwa-h.html MWA (Kansas City, KS) World Heavyweight Champion]]. He was inducted into ''Wrestling/TheWrestlingObserverNewsletter'' Hall of Fame in 1996 and the Wrestling/WWEHallOfFame Legacy Wing in 2016.



* CarpetOfVirility: Type 1, as shown above.



* ScrewTheRulesIMakeThem: The Gold Dust Trio created some of the first storylines in wrestling history, including the prototype of a promotional rivalry with Joe Stecher.

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* ScrewTheRulesIMakeThem: The Gold Dust Trio created some of the first storylines in wrestling history, including the prototype of a promotional rivalry with Joe Stecher.Stecher.
* StoneWall: He influenced the use of this fighting style in UsefulNotes/CatchWrestling.


Robert Herman Julius Friederich (June 30, 1891 August 8, 1966) was an American {{Professional Wrestl|ing}}er as Ed "Strangler" Lewis. He debuted in 1905 and wrestled all over the world. He was a pioneering promoter as part of the Gold Dust Trio with promoters Toots Mondt and Big Billy Sandow. He retired in 1948 and died in 1966. He was a 4x [[http://www.wrestling-titles.com/world/world-h.html World Heavyweight Champion]], the true and original version of the title, not to be confused with the Wrestling/BigGoldBelt in Wrestling/{{WWE}}. He was inducted into ''Wrestling/TheWrestlingObserverNewsletter'' Hall of Fame in 1996 and Wrestling/WWEHallOfFame Legacy Wing in 2016.

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Robert Herman Julius Friederich (June 30, 1891 August 8, 1966) was an American {{Professional Wrestl|ing}}er as Ed "Strangler" Lewis. He debuted in 1905 and wrestled all over the world. He was a pioneering promoter as part of the Gold Dust Trio with promoters Toots Mondt and Big Billy Sandow. He retired in 1948 and died in 1966. He was a 4x [[http://www.wrestling-titles.com/world/world-h.html World Heavyweight Champion]], the true and original version of the title, not to be confused with the Wrestling/BigGoldBelt in Wrestling/{{WWE}}. He was the inaugural and 2x [[http://www.wrestling-titles.com/us/newengland/awa/ma-awa-h.html AWA (Massachusetts) World Heavyweight Champion]] (not to be confused with the Wrestling/AmericanWrestlingAssociation), a 1x [[http://www.wrestling-titles.com/us/ny/nysac-h.html New York State Athletic Commission World Heavyweight Champion]] and a 1x [[http://www.wrestling-titles.com/us/centralstates/mwa/mwa-h.html MWA (Kansas City, KS) World Heavyweight Champion]]. He was inducted into ''Wrestling/TheWrestlingObserverNewsletter'' Hall of Fame in 1996 and Wrestling/WWEHallOfFame Legacy Wing in 2016.


Robert Herman Julius Friederich (June 30, 1891 August 8, 1966) was an American {{Professional Wrestl|ing}}er as Ed "Strangler" Lewis. He debuted in 1905 and wrestled all over the world. He was a pioneering promoter as part of the Gold Dust Trio with promoters Toots Mondt and Big Billy Sandow. He retired in 1948 and died in 1966. He was a 4x [[http://www.wrestling-titles.com/world/world-h.html World Heavyweight Champion]], the true and original version of the title, not to be confused with the Wrestling/BigGoldBelt in Wrestling/{{WWE}}. He was inducted into the Wrestling/WWEHallOfFame Legacy Wing in 2016.

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Robert Herman Julius Friederich (June 30, 1891 August 8, 1966) was an American {{Professional Wrestl|ing}}er as Ed "Strangler" Lewis. He debuted in 1905 and wrestled all over the world. He was a pioneering promoter as part of the Gold Dust Trio with promoters Toots Mondt and Big Billy Sandow. He retired in 1948 and died in 1966. He was a 4x [[http://www.wrestling-titles.com/world/world-h.html World Heavyweight Champion]], the true and original version of the title, not to be confused with the Wrestling/BigGoldBelt in Wrestling/{{WWE}}. He was inducted into the ''Wrestling/TheWrestlingObserverNewsletter'' Hall of Fame in 1996 and Wrestling/WWEHallOfFame Legacy Wing in 2016.

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Robert Herman Julius Friederich (June 30, 1891 August 8, 1966) was an American {{Professional Wrestl|ing}}er as Ed "Strangler" Lewis. He debuted in 1905 and wrestled all over the world. He was a pioneering promoter as part of the Gold Dust Trio with promoters Toots Mondt and Big Billy Sandow. He retired in 1948 and died in 1966. He was a 4x [[http://www.wrestling-titles.com/world/world-h.html World Heavyweight Champion]], the true and original version of the title, not to be confused with the Wrestling/BigGoldBelt in Wrestling/{{WWE}}. He was inducted into the Wrestling/WWEHallOfFame Legacy Wing in 2016.

As usual, you can find the basics at [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ed_Lewis_(wrestler) The Other Wiki]].


!! "Ed Troper Lewis":
* BadassTeacher: Among the wrestlers he trained were ''Wrestling/LouThesz'' and ''Wrestling/{{Gene LeBell}}''.
* FinishingMove: Sleeper Hold, Headlock
* NamedByDemocracy: The French gave him the RedBaron "Strangler" because that's what they thought he was doing to his opponent when he applied a Sleeper Hold.
* ScrewTheRulesIMakeThem: The Gold Dust Trio created some of the first storylines in wrestling history, including the prototype of a promotional rivalry with Joe Stecher.

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