TODAY IN PRO WRESTLING HISTORY… AUGUST 1st: A Russian Lion is Born — The Gorilla Position

DATELINE: AUGUST 1, 1877 – DORPAT, LIVONIA, RUSSIAN EMPIRE Georg Karl Julius Hackenschmidt is born. Hackenschmidt would go on to worldwide fame, being recognized publicly as the “world’s strongest man” and one of professional wrestling’s first world champions. In the days of catch-as-catch-can (i.e “wrestling as competition”), Hackenschmidt engaged in one of the greatest sports rivalries of…

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