Don't worry, he wasn't. Goku would mop the floor with Gohan.
Gohan in the Cell saga. No. Mystic Gohan that made Maijin Buu his [expletive] and Goku needed to fuse with Vegeta just to handle? no...
The only time Goku was ever stronger than Gohan was pre Cell saga and in GT.
One thing though about Gohan is that when he went Super Saiyan he had more Saiyan tendencies than his father. Gohan would KILL, and he would make people suffer. Goku would always give people the chance to live. Gohan was a bit more primal, he either one shot you, or he tortured you first.
So in a way he was more of a natural Saiyan by tendency than Goku was who would try to let Freiza live even after killing Krillin his best friend. had that been Gohan Freiza would have been one shot the instant Gohan had a chance...and actually Freiza DID get one shot by Gohan when he had the chance later on
Akira Toriyama admitted that after the Cell saga Gohan was indeed stronger than Goku and was intended to be the main character moving forward and Toriyama only went forward with making Goku a main focal point in another saga(the Buu saga) because of fan demands. But even in the Buu saga Goku was stronger when he went to Super Saiyan 3(a feat he could only achieve in death) for a few episodes but Gohan became powerful to a point he didn't need to go Super Saiyan as he had surpassed every limitation set by them.
So in essence from the Cell saga onwards, Gohan was the stronger of the two 95% of the time. Goku was stronger in GT but that wasn't really something Toriyama did so meh.
Doesn't matter who was stronger though, Goku was always going to be the one that 'saved the world' as he was the fan favorite
Edited by Majesty, January 21, 2014 - 06:03 AM.