Former Universal Champion Goldberg has given his side of the story with the comments Bret Hart makes towards him.
It has become no secret of recent years that ‘The Excellence Of Execution’ is no fan of Goldberg, and blames his fellow WWE Hall Of Famer for ending his career.
The pair faced off at Starrcade 1999, where a thrust kick from Goldberg left Bret Hart with a concussion. Although he was able to finish the match and compete in a few contests after, Hart was eventually forced to hang up his boots as a result.
Hart has conducted a number of interviews where he has commented that Goldberg is unsafe in the ring, making it clear he doesn’t forgive him for what happened.
In a new interview on “The Michael Kay Show”, Goldberg has given his side of the story and he feels he can not do more than he already has.
As Goldberg the character and as Goldberg the human, there’s no question about it. When an accident happens and you tell your side of the story and nobody believes it, especially the person who was negatively affected by it, it sucks.
I will take it to my grave because I’m sure that he will never forgive me.
What else can I say? I said I was sorry, that it was unintentional, that it was the furthest thing from my mind, I don’t know, a million times, and those million times he’s come back with ‘Yes, it was intentional, he’s a punk and he didn’t know what I was doing, and it ruined my career.’ So it sucks.
You can lead a horse to water and you can shove their face in the water, but you can’t make them suck it up their oesophagus. If you can tell I’m still pretty pissed off over the fact that he still harbours it, yeah it sucks.
I truly believe that it just shows what a human being I am that I can forgive people for accusing me of something that’s not true.
Bret Hart commented as recently as May on how it’s a “sore spot” watching the former Universal Champion still being able to go to places like Saudi Arabia and compete.
With thanks to Inside The Ropes for the transcription.