Abraham Lincoln war vor der Politik ein erfolgreicher Ringer mit ca. 300 Siegen und nur 1 Niederlage

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»The Great Emancipator wasn’t quite WWE material, but thanks to his long limbs he was an accomplished wrestler as a young man. Defeated only once in approximately 300 matches, Lincoln reportedly talked a little smack in the ring. According to Carl Sandburg’s biography of Lincoln, Honest Abe once challenged an entire crowd of onlookers after dispatching an opponent: ›I’m the big buck of this lick. If any of you want to try it, come on and whet your horns.‹ There were no takers. Lincoln’s grappling exploits earned him an ›Outstanding American‹ honor in the National Wrestling Hall of Fame.«


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