Fascinating stuff Ruslan.
Ted Beresford partner of Morell, wow !!! That explains EVERYTHING !!! So yeah in the 50s 60s and 70s the original gold belt presented to Peter Gotz by Lord Lonsdale in 1910 was still in use by champion wrestlers !!!! I love that a lot !!!
John (Johan) Lemm looks an absolute power house of a man, in the days before steroids and dangerous muscle building drugs. Interesting that Lemm and Cherpillod were both Swiss, was there a real catch wrestling scene in Switzerland? (We might have discussed this before, but I have forgotten). Lemm also wrestled in the USA around the same time, I think Cherpillod did, but as "Armand" and not "Andre".
yes, Lemm looks phenomenal for a pre-steroid era, Cherpillod Brothers, Armand the elder brother and Andre the younger, both held National Sporting Club of London world title, in 1902 and 1910 respectively. Yes, Switzerland has a long traditions of practicing lutte libre (freestyle). Success of their wrestlers was logical for that era.