Georg Hackenschmidt (often spelled "George" Hackenschmidt) (July 20, 1878 - February 19, 1968) was an Estonian professional wrestler best remembered for being the first widely recognized World's Champion.
- Finishing and signature moves
- Bear hug
- "The Russian Lion"
Championships and accomplishments
- World Heavyweight Champion (original version)
- European Greco-Roman Heavyweight Champion
- French Heavyweight Champion
- Professional Wrestling Hall of Fame (Class of 2002)
- Wrestling Observer Newsletter Hall of Fame (Class of 1996)
- George Tragos/Lou Thesz Professional Wrestling Hall of Fame (2003)