Goldberg Believes There’s Still Resentment In WWE For WCW Run


WWE Hall of Famer Goldberg believes that there is still some resentment within WWE towards him since he was a big star in WCW.

When Goldberg debuted for WWE back in March 2003, he already had built his reputation as one of the biggest stars in wrestling due to his time at the top of WCW.

It has long been said that former WCW stars were not always treated well in WWE because of their success with their former employer. Many fans point to Sting’s defeat at the hands of Triple H at WrestleMania and Diamond Dallas Page being easily beaten by The Undertaker shortly after his arrival as evidence of this mentality.

In a recent interview with Dr. Beau Hightower, Goldberg discussed his own experience of being a former WCW star in WWE.

The former WCW World Heavyweight Champion admitted he always felt that some resentment existed, and still remains to this day.

“I always felt that too, and I still believe there’s a tiny bit of that in the back of everybody’s mind because I did work for the competitor during those Monday Night War battles. But I think what has made me successful and also made me hated is the thing that is the determining factor. I was the Mike Tyson of wrestling. My goal was to be something completely different. Black tights, black shoes, I didn’t frickin’ talk for six months. I just squished motherf**kers.”

Goldberg also opened up about his character and explained how he wanted to be different from everyone else.

“I didn’t want to be the chain wrestler, I didn’t want to emulate anybody. Now granted, the Road Warriors and Nikita Koloff and Brody were extremely influential to me. You know, Hawk was extremely influential to me. So I took little aspects of what they did and I applied it to my idea of the character. I had MMA moves, a lot of them in the beginning.”

Goldberg’s latest match in WWE saw him defeated by Universal Champion Roman Reigns at Elimination Chamber. This was the last bout on his current contract, meaning that he is now a free agent.

H/T to Wrestlezone for the above transcription.