Jess McMahon
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Jess McMahon

Professional Wrestling and Boxing Promoter
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Born May 26, 1882

Roderick James "Jess" McMahon was an American professional wrestling and professional boxing promoter, and the patriarch of the McMahon wrestling family. McMahon was the co-founder of the Capitol Wrestling Corporation, along with Toots Mondt.

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Learn about the memorable moments in the evolution of Jess McMahon.

CHILDHOOD

1882 Birth Roderick James McMahon was born May 26, 1882, to hotel owners Roderick (b. 1844) and Elizabeth McMahon (b. 1846). … Read More

TWENTIES

1909 27 Years Old By 1909, the McMahon brothers were managing partners of the Olympic Athletic Club and bookers at the Empire and St. Nichols Athletic Clubs, located in Harlem. Facing a loss of public interest in boxing, the two McMahons overcame obstacles to appease the public with high quality fights. They expanded their affairs in 1911, founding the New York Lincoln Giants, a black baseball team, which played at Olympic Field in Harlem. … Read More

THIRTIES

1915 33 Years Old 1 More Event
Touring with the squad, McMahon and his brother ventured to Havana, Cuba, in 1915, where they co-promoted the World Boxing Association 45-round fight between Jess Willard and then-champion Jack Johnson. … Read More

FORTIES

1923 41 Years Old Despite their success, the Big 5 did not attract large crowds, and the McMahons shut the team down after the 1923/1924 season, leaving the Rens to become the dominant black team of the 1920s and 1930s.

LATE ADULTHOOD

1954 73 Years Old On November 22, 1954, as a result of a cerebral hemorrhage, Jess died at a hospital in Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania. … Read More
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