So at first when I was reading about Frank Gotch he sounded like an incredible athlete, a hall of famer, a role model. He won several matches against some of the top wrestlers of his time, including Tom Jenkins and Fred Beel. After reading about how he came to be what he was it sounded like he was a man of honor, but I was wrong.
After many accomplishments, Gotch was ready to face the best, he was to face George Hackenschidt. The match was won by Gotch due to default, Hackenschidt refused to return to the ring after the first fall. A rematch took place several years later, and like the first was highly anticipated. Again this match was won by Gotch but it was an unfair advantage since Hackenschidt had a knee injury. This injury was caused by another wrestler while Hackenschidt was training. Apparently, Gotch paid this other wrestler in order for him to injure Hackenschidt.
Does this sound like a hero to you??? How can society honor a man that would do such a thing as to hire someone to hurt his opponent in order to win a match. I wouldn't be surprised if the reason Hackenschidt didn't return to the ring in the first match was caused by Gotch as well. Gotch is a sore loser, a cheater, a coward, and does not deserve the respect or honor of being named the greatest historical figure in pro wrestling.