I've read posts on a number of forums that discuss the changes that have occured in freestyle wrestling. I decided to compile a video history for this week's blog. The 1960 footage of Doug Blubaugh was the oldest I could find.
Warning - watch when you have some time to relax (while at work is probably not a good idea).
PS I'm thinking of turning this into a serious project where the video history would be free on a separate website. There are holes in what's available on youtube, etc. I realize that pre-1960 will be difficult and that film footage of wrestlers like Bill Smith, Glen Brand and Henry Wittenberg would be rare and valuable.
There's also a big gap between 1972 and 1984.
If any of you know of any footage that could fill these holes please contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org.