Congratulations are going out today to one of professional wrestling’s most popular stars of the 1930’s and 1940’s, “The Golden Greek” Jim Londos, as the Cauliflower Alley Club has announced that Mr. Londos will be presented with the 2020 CAC Posthumous award. Accepting the award will be Jim’s daughter Christine Londos at the club’s 55th annual reunion at the Gold Coast Hotel and Casino in Las Vegas April 27–29, 2020.
The following, courtesy of WWE.com, is a capsule profile of Mr. Londos:
Cabin boy. Construction worker. Carnival acrobat. None of those jobs were for “The Golden Greek” Jim Londos.
One of the most popular stars on the professional wrestling circuit in the 1930s and 1940s, Londos achieved immense popularity by flaunting his good looks and chiseled physique while targeting the ugliest wrestlers he could find.
Recognized as a national hero in his native Greece, the multiple-time titleholder and bona fide box office draw competed in 32 countries, was renowned for his willingness to wrestle as often as possible, cultivated a passionate fanbase on the East Coast, once battled Ed “Strangler” Lewis to a grueling two-hour draw, attracted a crowd of nearly 100,000 in his native Greece, defeated NFL legend Bronko Nagurski in a thrilling title bout, and was universally feared for his debilitating armbar and excruciating Boston Crab.
Continue reading more about Jim Londos by visiting his superstar profile at www.wwe.com/superstars/jim-londos