The Hero with a Thousand Holds
Episode 10

Episode 1.5: Irish Collar and Elbow Remastered

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As the modern revival of the Irish national wrestling style continues, it’s time to lay old myths to rest.

To mark the 2-year anniversary of The Hero with a Thousand Holds, I’ve re-written and re-recorded the very first episode, on the subject of Irish Collar and Elbow. Not only to enhance the story with newfound historical discoveries, but to vigorously dispute one particular source (Charles Wilson’s “The Magnificent Scufflers”) that has unfortunately led to the spread of many misconceptions about the style over the years.

Most meaningfully of all, thanks to the truly staggering amount of interest that has arisen in Collar and Elbow over the past two years, we can now end on a much more revolutionary note than before…

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