Many people in Japan consider Karl Gotch as the God of Pro-Wrestling.
After being trained at the famous "Snake Pit" Billy Riley Gym in England, he won a number of
big tournaments in Europe. In 1959, he moved to the United States where he was not
treated well as a talent since he was simply a "shooter". In 1962, he is said to have attacked
then NWA World Heavyweight champion Buddy Rogers, who had been "running away
and refusing the title shot from Gotch", in a dressing room in Ohio. This uncrowned champion of pro-wrestling
is also known as a great coach for training many Japanese stars such as Antonio Inoki, Hiro Matsuda, Tatsumi Fujinami, Osamu Kido,
Yoshiaki Fujiwara, Satoru Sayama (the legendary Tiger Mask), Masanobu Fuchi, Akira Maeda, and many others.