Wrestling at the Chase first broadcast on KPLR 55 years ago

ST. LOUIS, MO (KPLR) - If you grew up in St. Louis then KPLR was "Must See TV" on Saturday nights.

Some of the most famous wrestlers of the time were featured wrestling from the elegant Khorassan room at the Chase hotel. The list includes wrestling greats like Lou Thesz, Pat O'Connor, Dick the Bruiser, Harley Race, King Kong Brody.

Sam Muchnick and Larry Matysik were the promoters who built St. Louis into a pro-wrestling capital from the 60s to the 80s. KPLR, Channel 11, broadcast over 1,000 episodes over 24 years.

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