Wladek Zbyszko

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Wladek Zbyszko
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Born November 20, 1891[1]
Died June 10, 1968[1]
Professional wrestling career
Ring name(s) Wladek Zbyszko

Wladek Zbyszko (November 20, 1891 – June 10, 1968), real name Władysław Cyganiewicz, was a Polish professional wrestler and strongman. He is the brother of Stanislaus Zbyszko. "Zbyszko" was a childhood nickname of his older brother Stanislaus which both brothers later used in the ring.

Professional career[edit]

Zbyszko claimed the Boston version of the AWA World Heavyweight Championship after defeating the Ed 'Strangler' Lewis in a non-title match on June 5, 1917 in San Francisco. On July 4, 1917 in Boston he lost to Ed Lewis, only to defeat him again on December 22, 1917 in New York. He then lost the World Heavyweight Championship to Earl Caddock on February 8, 1918 in Des Moines, and lost again to Ed Lewis on May 19, 1918 in New York. In the same month, he was briefly detained at Ellis Island and photographed by chief clerk Augustus F. Sherman.

Championships and accomplishments[edit]


  1. ^ a b "Wladek Zbyszko". Online World of Wrestling. Retrieved 2008-05-05.