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, it seems Goldberg still owes him a retirement match.
Following a 12-year hiatus from the ring, Goldberg made a triumphant return to WWE at Survivor Series 2016, where he squared off against Brock Lesnar. However, this was not the first time the powerhouse had made a spectacular entrance, as he had previously demolished The Rock in his debut match in 2003. Despite going on to clinch the World Heavyweight Title, Goldberg’s reign left little impact in the annals of wrestling history.
Throughout his tenure in both World Championship Wrestling (WCW) and World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE), Goldberg’s work ethic was often called into question due to his perceived carelessness in the ring. His reckless style and lack of attention to detail earned him a reputation as a dangerous performer, causing concern among his peers and fans alike.
In particular, Goldberg has been accused of being responsible for ending the career of wrestling legend Bret Hart, a claim that even Hart himself has made. The incident in question occurred during a match between the two in which Goldberg delivered a botched kick to Hart’s head, resulting in a severe concussion and ultimately forcing Hart to retire from professional wrestling. Despite Goldberg’s success as a wrestler, his carelessness and tendency to put his opponents at risk have had a lasting impact on his reputation in the industry.
In a recent interview with Justin Barrasso from Sports Illustrated, Goldberg spoke about his future in the industry. He expressed his desire for a retirement match from WWE, stating that they owed it to him and acknowledged that in the unpredictable world of wrestling, one should never say never.
You never say never, especially in wrestling, and they owe me one,” says Goldberg. “That’s all I can say. I made a deal with the devil and I did my job, and they owe me a retirement match. At the end of the day, at 56, it’s not something where I’m sitting by the phone waiting for a call. I’ve got a few ideas of how to do it on my own, possibly in Israel. So never say never.
Goldberg made a ton of money from this WrestleMania 20 match. Goldberg also confirmed he will wrestle again. We will have to wait and see whether will make his WWE return this year.
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