Central Divinity Wong Chung Yeung defeated four other Greats (East Heretic Wong Yerk See, West Poison Au Yeung Fung, South Emperor Deun Chi Hing, and North Beggar Hung 7 Gung) in fair and square combat during the First Mt. Hua Sword Tournament to claim the title of World's Greatest Martial Artist. He founded the Cheun Jen Sect, which became the world's most powerful and respected martial arts school for a generation. His seven disciples were respected and powerful fighters in his own right, and his younger martial brother Chow Bak Tung became a Great as well. Topping all this off, Wong Chung Yeung even read and grasped the essence of the 9 Yum Jen Ging.
But at this forum and others, it seems the guy can't buy any respect as a martial artist...despite the best efforts of Athena, Dennis Chen, and others. HOWEVER, a figure such as Dook Goo Kau Bai, who didn't have to do much more than CLAIM being invincible in his time, etc., etc., is given full benefit of the doubt by many people.
Why is that?