WWE Hall of Famer Scott Steiner delved into the intense and hard-hitting encounter he had with fellow wrestling legend Goldberg during their time in WCW.
The match, which unfolded at WCW’s Fall Brawl in 2000, was characterised by Scott Steiner, in a recent interview on the Two Man Power Trip of Wrestling Podcast, as a brutal no-disqualification showdown that demanded both competitors to “beat the sh*t out of each other.”
Steiner, known for his candidness, expressed admiration for athletes who transitioned from sports to professional wrestling. He specifically highlighted Goldberg’s college and professional sports background as a source of respect, acknowledging the unique challenges associated with obtaining a college scholarship. Steiner emphasised:
You know when most athletes that played in college and or play pro like Bill did, there’s a certain amount of respect that you have. If you think about it, it’s really hard to get a college scholarship. So there’s a certain amount of respect for guys that actually played sports, I would say more so than anybody else that gets into wrestling. So we had a certain amount of respect.
Reflecting on the physical toll of the memorable match, Steiner revealed that he had to wear a mask during the bout due to sustaining an injury in the lead-up. A stray punch by Goldberg resulted in Steiner suffering a broken orbital bone, an unfortunate incident attributed to timing. Despite the injury, Steiner showcased resilience and emerged victorious in the match after applying his finisher, the Steiner Recliner.
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