Bret Hart Argues Goldberg Career-Ending Kick Was No Accident

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Water is wet, Monday follows Sunday, Tony Khan will tweet about “justified” chants and Bret Hart does not forgive Goldberg for ending his career.

WCW Starrcade in 1999 played host to one of the most infamous moments in wrestling history when Goldberg kicked Bret Hart in the side of his head and ended the career of one of the greatest to ever lace up a pair of boots.

In the same year Bret lost his younger brother Owen Hart in a sickening accident in a WWE ring, The Hitman faced his own mortality as a severe concussion caused him to end his career. In the years that followed Bret Hart suffered a serious stroke while Goldberg went on to have two runs in WWE, the second of which saw him featured on lucrative shows in Saudi Arabia that will have netted a huge payday.

Little wonder perhaps that Bret Hart still has nothing good to say about his fellow WWE Hall of Famer.

Bret Hart & Goldberg Clash Over Starrcade Kick

Both men discussed the incident on the latest episode of ‘Who Killed WCW?’ and Bret Hart held little back as he revealed he told Goldberg specifically not to hurt him when they got to the ring:

To watch what WCW did with me, it was sad. They’re killing me off on purpose and they did.

How do you fight Bill Goldberg? He’s like a gorilla, slamming guys through the mat, running them over like a car. I would pull him aside and say I wanna teach you how to actually not hurt guys and when I walked out to the ring with Bill that night I really looked him in the eye and said “Don’t hurt me out there, you need to trust me” and it all went in one ear and out the other.

I really think Bill just saw me as another job guy, someone that was cannon fodder. If you’re watching that match, Bill goes “Watch the kick” and I’m like “Watch the kick?” I don’t understand what he’s doing. He kicked me as hard as he could, you can see me grab my neck, I was concussed.

Goldberg then appeared unapologetic as he claimed Hart knew the kick would be coming and he should have protected himself:

You should protect yourself, you knew the kick was coming right? It was in the deal.

Suffice to say, Bret Hart disagreed:

It was never talked about or explained to me that I do this move where I kick guys in the head as hard as I can.

Goldberg then claimed it was an accident but Hart doesn’t believe that to be the case as he continued:

No Bill, that’s not an accident, that’s a career-ending injury, you idiot. I somehow willed myself to stand up to be run over by this imbecile. It was one of the saddest days of my life and I knew my career was over.

Former WCW boss Eric Bischoff has already hit out at comments made by Bret Hart elsewhere in the series about his ill-fated time in the promotion

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