National Wrestling Hall of Fame

Inductee: Stanislaus Zbyszko

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Stanislaus Zbyszko possessed great strength and was one of the most popular wrestlers in the United States during the 1920s. He was one of the most influential European grapplers of all-time and he was among the sport’s great pioneer champions. The surname Zbyszko was only a nickname, which was given him by friends due to his bravery when he was a child – it was the name of a fictional medieval Polish knight from the historical novel “Krzyzacy” by Henryk Sienkiewicz. He died on September 23, 1967.