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Aug. 20, 1954: Wrestling's 'Parade of Champions' comes to the Aud

Japan’s “The Great Togo” takes on Bearcat Wright of Nebraska at Memorial Auditorium in the headlining match, which was to be aired on Channel 4 for those who couldn't make it to the foot of Main Street in person.

Of note: Hawaii, still five years away from statehood, was listed as a separate nation in the country count for the purposes of this article.

"Wrestlers represent 7 nations on Aud Parade of Champions."

“The Great Togo, who startled WBEN-TV fans a few years ago by smashing a 2-inch board with a judo chop, also has a new trick. He will split a smooth rock with a blow from his hand.”

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