Bill Goldberg has been blamed for causing the concussion that ended Bret Hart’s wrestling career decades ago. That caused animosity between Goldberg and Bret. However, a legend in the pro wrestling business believes Hart’s claims were not true.
On the latest edition of his 83 Weeks podcast, former WCW President Eric Bischoff disputes Hart’s claims of Goldberg’s super kick caused the concussion and the ending of his in-ring career. Bischoff also clarified that his theory might also be false, but he still thinks the topic is worth debating.
“I’m looking at Bret bouncing his head off the concrete or the ring post, whatever it was, and if I had to put my money, I would put it on that concussion occurring on that bump as much or more so than the kick to the head.”
“I’m not saying that to be controversial, I’m not saying that out of disrespect to Bret. I’m just pointing out what I think is something that is at least worthy of discussion if we’re going to keep blaming Bill Goldberg for that concussion. Because I’m not sure, if this was played in front of a jury, you could convince a jury that that was true.
The whole subject might be a sore one for all parties involved, and it’s unlikely we’ll ever see Goldberg and Hart sit down and hash out their differences on the matter. Goldberg has moved on from the whole thing, unlike Hart, who keeps holding a grudge due to an accident. That’s the whole ordeal when getting involved with pro wrestling, injuries will happen out of nowhere. Only time will tell if they finally settle this beef.
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