While appearing on the The Sarah O’Connell Show, former WCW President Eric Bischoff discussed Bill Goldberg’s time in WCW and talked how how inexperienced he was when he first came in to the company.
“Bill came out, very little experience, very little training in the Power Plant, got a tremendous reaction from the crowd just because he has so much charisma, and we went, ‘Okay, we gotta put that guy on TV.’ ‘Yeah, but Eric. He doesn’t know how to wrestle yet.’ I don’t care. We gotta figure out a way to put him on TV. Put him in the ring. Put him in a match. ‘Yeah, but he only knows two moves.’ I don’t care. Give him two moves, let him win, put him on TV. Now he goes out there, he does one or two things, sets somebody up, Jackhammers, spears him, boom, he’s done. Because that’s all he was capable of doing, because we wanted to get him on TV right away. Now it’s like, okay, he’s still training at the Power Plant, he’s still learning what he needs to learn to be able to go out and have a 12, 15, 20-minute match. But, in the meantime, he’s just gonna go out and crush people. And that’s what we did. And that’s how he became undefeated Bill Goldberg.”
Bischoff also revealed the Goldberg’s streak was never planned and they decided to run with it after 50 or 60 wins under his belt.
“Once he caught on, after about 50 or 60 [matches], we went, ‘Okay, maybe we should keep this going and give him a streak.’ But it was a coincidence. It wasn’t a design.”
You can listen to the interview embedded in the video below.
(H/T to Wrestling Inc for the above quotes)