Goldberg has heaped praise on fellow WWE Hall Of Famer Sting for influencing his in-ring career.
The legendary competitor shot to fame after his WCW debut in 1997, embarking upon a 173-match winning streak that memorably included defeating ‘Hollywood’ Hulk Hogan for the WCW World Heavyweight Championship in front of over 40,000 fans at the Georgia Dome on Monday Nitro on 6th July 1998.
During a recent appearance on Steve & Captain Evil: The Podcast, the former Atlanta Falcons defensive tackle reflected on the start of his epic journey to the top and heaped praise on Sting for his support and guidance.
During the chat, Goldberg revealed that he met Sting before even contemplating a move into professional wrestling:
“Sting took me to NASCAR when WCW sponsored NASCAR eight years before I got into the business. We were just friends, I used to train at his gym — he and Lex Lugar owned a gym when I was with the Falcons, I used to go in and bend all of his bars.”
Goldberg would go on to praise the respect commanded by the veteran former WCW Champion, citing him as a good influence inside and outside of the ring:
“He was a normal dude who went out and did abnormal things. Wrestling is like being in the circus. So, I never looked at it with much respect, but after I watched him from afar I realized that I had the ability to do it.
He had self-respect and commanded respect; it’s really hard to describe. Steve Borden — Sting — is one of the best human beings on the planet and he set an example for me, and I just tried to grab the torch and run with it and make him proud.
I had the best time of my life in the ring with Sting.”
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H/T: WrestlingInc for the above transcription