Evan “Strangler” Lewis Captures the American Heavyweight Title

by Mark Long

Evan "Strangler" Lewis - historyofwrestling.comEvan “Strangler” Lewis defeated Ernest Roeber to unify the American Greco-Roman title and the Catch-As-Catch-Can titles into the American heavyweight title. The best of five falls match took place in New Orleans, Louisiana and the unification is thereafter considered one of American pro wrestling’s first true major championship.