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Wrestling With The Past: The Forgotten Karl Gotch

Wrestling With the Past: Cageside Features Guest Columnist, John S. Nash brings us a series of articles in which he chronicles professional wrestling's origins and legends.

"When the legend becomes fact, print the legend." - John Ford

"Professional wrestling... has no history, only a past." - The Phantom of the Ring

In this edition, originally posted on July 30, 2012, right here on Cagesides Seats, for those unfamiliar with the career of Karl Gotch, we will learn why he is famed in the business as a true hooker, one of the last of the breed, a throwback to an earlier era when wrestlers could actually wrestle. "Wrestling with the Past" returns...

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This article presented by our guest columnist John S. Nash. In addition to delving into wrestling's past for Cageside Seats, John Nash has regularly chronicled the forgotten history of mixed martial arts at our fellow SBNation Blog: Cageside Seats is proud to present a cross-posting of his article archives in this exclusive guest column and storystream for your enjoyment. To read more fascinating articles from Mr. Nash, simply bookmark this link and remember to check back frequently for new content.