WWE Hall Of Famer Bret Hart has spoken of how he gets “kind of mad” when he sees Goldberg heading to Saudi Arabia to wrestle.
It was at WCW Starrcade 1999 when Bret ‘Hitman’ Hart was defending his World Championship against Goldberg when things in the match went awry.
The contest, which was fought under no-disqualification rules, reached its planned conclusion despite Hart taking a solid kick to the head from Goldberg. Although they were able to continue, the concussion received from the move forced ‘The Excellence Of Execution’ to retire from active competition.
Bret Hart was able to compete for a short time after that encounter, with his last match taking place on the 10th January 2000 edition of Monday Nitro against Kevin Nash.
Hart has made no secret of his animosity towards Goldberg over the incident, including claiming he’s dangerous in the ring and making unfavourable comparisons to the abilities of Brock Lesnar.
Speaking in a new interview with Lucha Libre Online, Bret Hart has admitted that it touches a nerve when he sees Goldberg being able to travel overseas to compete, and making large sums of money as a result.
I think, for me, it’s always been a bit of a sore spot; it always makes me kind of mad that some guy is flying all the way over to Saudi Arabia and making 3 million dollars in a match and the same guy is the guy that kicked me in the head and never thought about me or what he cost me and my family and what he did to me.
There has been plenty of speculation that ‘The Hitman’ could make appearances in the near future for AEW, with the Owen Hart tournament in full flow and FTR making overtures for him to come in and manage them. However, this is seemingly unlikely due to the merchandising deal he has with WWE.
Goldberg’s last match came at Elimination Chamber 2022, in a losing effort against Roman Reigns in what the former WCW and WWE Champion commented afterwards was the last match of his current deal.
With thanks to Sportskeeda for the transcription.