Perhaps mentioning Bill Goldberg and Eric Bischoff in the same breath takes long-time wrestling fans back to a pivotal time in professional wrestling history. It can remind many of the bad times that led WCW to its untimely fall, but that doesn’t mean that they were not both two components that helped change the then in peril business of professional wrestling.
Of course, those that lived through it as fans and as members of the roster, know full well the impact that Eric Bischoff had on the wrestling business and the nearly two years that he led WCW to the top of the ratings wars with WWE. Stars like Bill Goldberg, Hall, Nash and Hogan (the NWO) were extremely instrumental in winning that ratings game.
Eric Bischoff is quick with his words and they can sometimes be a tad salty in when reminiscing the past. He had quite the time badmouthing AEW, and its stars – namely CM Punk – and now it looks like he’s got his old colleague and employee, Bill Goldberg in his sights. Easy E stated that Goldberg was not at all easy to work with during his show on ADFreeShows.com.
“I think on a consistent basis, it would have been Bill Goldberg, not necessarily in a bad way. Bill was a very intense person, emotional, didn’t have a lot of experience, and was pretty uncomfortable in a pro wrestling environment when he first got there.
As a result, you take someone with a very intense personality and a bit of a perfectionist who puts a lot of pressure on himself, but also lacking a lot of the experience and comfort that comes with experience, you get a guy that’s a little hard to handle, or sometimes, a lot hard to handle. But, that’s not necessarily a bad thing, it’s just a thing.”
It was in fact Bischoff himself that rushed Bill Goldberg through what was then WCW’s developmental program known as The Plant. If he was inexperienced and ill at ease in a pro wrestling environment having come from pro football, then perhaps Bischoff should take some of that responsibility. The comments though, aren’t at all that scathing in scope.
Thanks to wrestlingnews.co for the quote