WWE Hall of Famer Bill Goldberg recently appeared on Dr. Beau Hightower’s Youtube channel to discuss all things pro-wrestling, including his thoughts on being a former WCW guy prior to his WWE run, and whether there was resentment from management since he became a superstar with the competitor. Highlights are below.
Says there may have seen some resentment from WWE people since he was a former WCW guy:
“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-ckers.”
How he was trying not to emulate anybody and do things complete unique to himself:
“That’s my job, that’s what I do. That’s what I did. When I was I was younger, you know. Now I just try to. But 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.”
(H/T and transcribed by WrestleZone)