Pro wrestling was sparse in the early 1900s, with our research only turning up a series of matches featuring M.J. Dwyer, who was in the area between December 1904
and March 1905. His last match here on record to date is a loss to the legendary Frank Gotch, in the only match we have found thus far that Gotch had in the area.
Charles Leonhardt, who had been a regular opponent for Dwyer, returned to Atlanta after Dwyer left, but we have found nothing beyond that to show he was here with any
Professor Maeda appeared in Atlanta in late 1905, and the summer of 1906 saw an Atlanta card, but the sport was not taking off in the city. It didn't help that the local
newspapers were calling out the sport and its athletes for conning the fans.
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