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Ernest Roeber (1861 - April 30, 1944) was a German-American professional wrestler who held the European Greco-Roman Heavyweight Championship in 1894 to 1900 and again in 1900 to 1901. It is believed that the newsreel of his 1901 match against August Faust at the old Madison Square Garden is shown briefly in the current intro to WWE programming. Roeber has also held the American Greco-Roman Heavyweight Championship and the German World Heavyweight Championship.
Championships and accomplishments
- Sprechman, Jordan and Bill Shannon. This Day in New York Sports. Champaigne, Illinois: Sports Publishing LLC, 1998. ISBN 1-57167-254-0