A former WWE superstar has explained what it felt like to take a spear by Bill Goldberg.
During his pro wrestling career that started over 25 years ago in World Championship Wrestling, Bill Goldberg was known for his power moves. The two signature moves that Goldberg was most known for were the Spear followed by the Jackhammer slam for the pinfall win.
The reason a move like a Spear made sense for a guy like Goldberg is because he was a football player in the NFL before he was a pro wrestler. A spear is simply a running tackle just like a defensive player would do on an offensive player on a football field. The WWE Hall of Famer played on the defensive line, so he was used to tackling people as his job.
Stevie Richards is a former WWE superstar that worked in the company in the 2000s when the former WWE World Champion was there in 2003-04, so they had some interactions. Richards recently spoke about taking Goldy’s Spear on his YouTube channel.
“Knocks the wind out of you, it doesn’t feel great. But as you saw when I slowed it down, Bill actually does more damage to himself than his opponent. So how can I be mad?”
“He knocked the wind out of me. [I] took a little bit of a rough bump. He’s never injured me. He’s never hurt me. I feel a little sore today after wrestling Goldberg, but that’s plenty of people within the business throughout my 30-plus-year wrestling career.”
Goldberg May Have More Matches Left Including In AEW
Since 2016, the former Atlanta Falcon has only wrestled for World Wrestling Entertainment while facing top stars like Brock Lesnar, Roman Reigns, Brock Lesnar, Bobby Lashley and many others. While the 56-year-old likely doesn’t have many matches left, he is considered a free agent and plans to wrestle again.
With AEW running the All In show at Wembley Stadium on August 27th, there have been rumors that the former WWE Universal Champion could be involved in that event somehow. It was mentioned as a possibility by Dave Meltzer, but it’s not considered a sure thing at this point.
It’s safe to assume that if Goldberg does wrestle again then somebody is going to be taking the Spear and Jackhammer again.