Goldberg became renowned as one of the most dominant and fear-striking individuals in the history of pro wrestling who made his mark in the jungle with his historic run in Ted Turner’s old promotion, World Championship Wrestling (WCW).

The spear-smashing star earned recognition and success for his run in WWE’s old rival competitor during the 1990s, earning championships and accolades and most notably, his 173-0 undefeated streak that became highly prevalent for years until it was broken by SmackDown star Asuka in 2017.

However, Goldberg recently revealed on the Nothing Left Unsaid podcast with Tim Green that before signing with WCW, he had an offer on the table from WWE itself and used it as his way to enter the door of the promotion revolutionized by the former President of WCW, Eric Bischoff.

“I specifically remember the phone call where I picked up the phone, I had an offer on the table from the WWE. It expired within 24 hours and I called Eric Bischoff and I said, ‘I don’t want to be cocky, I don’t want to be an asshole, but if I’m going to do this, I’m going to make a difference and I’m going to be somebody and I’m not going to be one of those $500 throw around the ring dudes that you forget about.’ That was my statement. The door opened. All I needed was a door open and I did my work.” 

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After WCW closed its doors in 2001, Goldberg came to WWE in 2003 for a year-long run and then returned again after thirteen years in 2016. Since that time, he has had short tenures in the company and has captured two WWE Universal titles in the process.

While he currently remains free agent after his last WWE contract expired, it is yet to be seen if the former World champion will return to the ring, either to WWE or any other promotion in the future.

What are your thoughts on Goldberg having an early WWE offer? Do you think he should have taken it or was his decision correct to use it as his way to sign with WCW? Sound off in the comments!

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