Goldberg established himself as a major force in WCW before he eventually made his way to WWE. Despite previously expressing remorse for not fully embracing professional wrestling earlier in his career, he has since made amends and returned to the ring six years ago as a part-time performer. He might have won a boatload of titles, but he was also responsible for a few injuries over the year, including that infamous Bret Hart concussion. That being said, Goldberg was still criticized for being a dangerous worker.
After 12 years away from the ring, Goldberg returned at WWE Survivor Series 2016 to face off against Brock Lesnar. Prior to that, Goldberg had a smashing debut back in 2003, when he demolished The Rock. Goldberg would go on to win the World Heavyweight Title, but his reign was not memorable whatsoever.
Goldberg had developed a reputation for being a very careless worker, both in WCW and WWE. Many people blame Goldberg for ending Bret Hart’s career, which includes Bret Hart himself.
While speaking on the latest edition of his Cafe de Rene podcast former WWE star Renee Dupree blasted Goldberg for being a dangerous worker in the ring, specifically noting his first run in WWE back in 2004.
As far as talent, Goldberg, yeah, because he was so goddamn dangerous in the ring. But he wasn’t there long too. He didn’t even do house shows, man. I think he did one or two house show loops the whole time he was there. If you can get the deal, go for it. Good for you.
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