Originally Published In The Brooklyn Eagle, June 18, 1877, Page 1.
It is not long since that an expose of the frauds committed on wrestling circles out West by prominent contestants in the Greeco-Roman wrestling arena was made, but it seems to have little effect in opening the eyes of the sporting public to the hippodroming in this line of sports which is now going on. The plan of these wrestling knaves is to get up an excitement about “grand championship matches” and to have special remarks made in the papers about the “feeling of enmity” existing between certain rival wrestlers. All this is done to get up an excitement to swell gate receipts. The whole game of these wrestling hippodromists is so plain that it is surprising that it has not been played out long ago.
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