Karl Gotch

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Birthday
3, 1924
Birthplace
Belgium
Death Date
Jul 28, 2007 (82)
Birth Sign
Leo
Birthday
3, 1924
Birthplace
Belgium
Death Date
Jul 28, 2007 (82)

About

Though born in Belgium, he was given the name "God of Wrestling" in Japan thanks to his shaping of the Japanese professional wrestling style.

Before Fame

He was an excellent amateur wrestler, performing in matches at The Hippodroom in Antwerp and even competing in the Olympics at a young age for Belgium.

Trivia

He was both a recipient of a Lifetime Achievement Award by Tokyo Sports and inducted into the Professional Wrestling Hall of Fame and Museum in the year 2007.

Family Life

He lived with his wife and daughter in Florida where he passed away.

Associated With

He was a major influence on wrestling just as Hulk Hogan was.

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