Eric Bischoff Says Goldberg Was The Most Difficult Star He Worked With

Goldberg yells during his entrance

Eric Bischoff has named Goldberg as the wrestler he had the greatest difficulty working with, but said that it wasn’t necessarily a bad thing.

Goldberg debuted on WCW Monday Nitro on September 22nd, 1996, defeating Hugh Morrus in his first match for the company. It was the first of many victories as he embarked on one of the biggest undefeated streaks in pro-wrestling history.

The streak made Goldberg a household name and one of the biggest stars of the Monday Night Wars.

His success came despite his inexperience in the world of professional wrestling, having made the jump from the NFL where he played for the Atlanta Falcons. In the years since his debut, he has admitted that he didn’t always enjoy his time as a wrestler.

On a recent episode of his 83 Weeks podcast (available on AdFreeShows) Eric Bischoff, who was the WCW Senior Vice-President during Goldberg’s time with the company, said that he could be “a little hard to handle”.

However, he clarified that this wasn’t always a bad thing, and was related to Goldberg’s intense personality.

“I think on a consistent basis; it would have been Bill Goldberg. Not necessarily in a bad way. Just that, Bill was a very intense person. Emotional, and didn’t have a lot of experience, and was pretty uncomfortable in a pro wrestling environment when he first got there. So, as a result, you take someone who is an intense personality, a very intense personality, a bit of a perfectionist, who puts a lot of pressure on himself.

But, also, lacking a lot of the comfort that comes with experience. You get a guy that’s a little hard to handle, or sometimes a lot hard to handle. That’s not necessarily a bad thing. That’s just a thing.”

Goldberg had his most recent match at WWE Crown Jewel, where he defeated Bobby Lashley, bringing their feud to an end. The former WCW star is a four-time World Champion and was inducted into the WWE Hall of Fame in 2018.

H/T to Sportskeeda for the above transcription.