Ed Lewis - Pro Wrestler Profile

On this page, you find the full wrestling profile of Ed Lewis, with his Career History, real name, age, height and weight, the Promotions he worked for, all the Face/Heel turns, the Championship Titles he won, his Finishers, Theme Songs, Tag Teams and Stables, his appearance changes through the years, and more.

Robert Herman Julius Friedrich was born in Nekoosa, Wisconsin on June 30, 1891.

He died on August 8, 1966 at the age of 75.

Ed Lewis was inducted in the WWE Hall of Fame in 2016 as part of the Legacy wing and in the Professional Wrestling Hall of Fame (PWHF) in 2002 as part of the Pioneer Era wing.

Profile Info

  • Gender Male
  • Real Name Robert Herman Julius Friedrich
  • Ring Names
    • Ed Lewis ( July 18, 1905 - October 31, 1947)
  • Born June 30, 1891
  • Died August 8, 1966 (aged 75)
  • Nationality Nationality: United StatesUnited States
  • Birth Place Nekoosa, Wisconsin
  • Billed From
    • Nekoosa, Wisconsin
  • Height 5 ft 10 in (178 cm)
  • Weight
    • 265 lbs (120 kg)
  • Nicknames Strangler

Career History

  • Roles
    • Wrestler ( July 18, 1905 - October 31, 1947)
    • Promoter ( January 1, 1920 - December 31, 1928)
  • Promotions / Brands
    Promotionfromto
    Promotion INDY July 18, 1905 October 31, 1947
  • Face / Heel Turns
    Alignmentfromto
    Heel July 18, 1905 October 31, 1947
  • Images
    Jul 1905
    Jul 1905

  • Finishers
    • Strangle Hold - Sleeper Hold ( July 18, 1905 - October 31, 1947)

Titles & Accomplishments

  • Halls of Fame
    • WWE Hall of Fame - Year 2016, Legacy
    • Professional Wrestling Hall of Fame (PWHF) - Year 2002, Pioneer Era
  • Titles Won

    American Wrestling Association (Boston)

    • 2 AWA World Heavyweight Championship

    Championship Wrestling from Florida

    • 1 NWA Florida Heavyweight Championship

    Midwest Wrestling Association (Kansas City)

    • 1 MWA World Heavyweight Championship

    Midwest Wrestling Association (Ohio)

    • 1 MWA World Heavyweight Championship (Ohio version)

    New York State Athletic Commission

    • 1 NYSAC World Heavyweight Championship

    Other titles

    • 4 World Heavyweight Wrestling Championship
    • 1 World Heavyweight Championship (Michigan/Illinois version)
  • Other Accomplishments
    • International Professional Wrestling Hall of Fame induction (class of 2021)
    • George Tragos/Lou Thesz Professional Wrestling Hall of Fame induction (class of 1999)
    • Wrestling Observer Newsletter Hall of Fame induction (class of 1996)

Relations

Ed Lewis Game Appearances

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