While speaking with ESPN Radio, Chris Jericho was asked about the rumors of a backstage brawl with Bill Goldberg while working for WCW. Jericho confirmed that the incident went down and compared it to a hockey fight that was broken up pretty quickly.
“That’s one of those things, sometimes these backstage—shall we say disagreements—that get physical, but much like a hockey fight, they pretty much get broken up pretty quickly. It reaches legendary status, kind of like a David and Goliath type thing. Bill and I are pretty cool now, so I don’t really want to get him angry at me again because there’ll never be a rematch and I don’t want there to ever be a rematch, but yes, there was a confrontation many years ago.”
When asked if Jericho won the fight, he pointed out that he was able to hold his own against Goldberg.
“That’s what legend will have, so I’ll let that stand. I don’t know if I tied him up in a knot, but I did have him in a strange Canadian headlock that he couldn’t get out of, or chose not to get out of. I’m the farthest thing from a shooter. Like I said, if there was ever a rematch, I think Goldberg would tear my head off with a flick of his wrist. But that night, the shooting gods were with me and I was able to hold my own, shall we say.”
(H/T to Aditya Rangarajan for the above quotes)