Still, many of the current wrestlers and Goldberg’s peers, such as NXT Superstar Matt Riddle — who is definitely not his bro — don’t have a high opinion of him. One who recently spoke up is fellow Hall of Famer Bret ‘Hitman’ Hart, who doesn’t believe Goldberg should be in the WWE Hall of Fame at all.
“I wish that Bill Goldberg had never kicked me in the head as hard as he could. I don’t know how you give a guy a Hall of Fame thing for hurting as many wrestlers as Bill Goldberg hurt, and without consequence. He usually got a pat on the back and told how good of job he did out there, when you’re scraping the wrestler that worked with him off the mat. When Bill Goldberg kicked me in the head, I, honest to God ,I lost about 16 million dollars in like one second. I just signed with WCW for three million a year for another three years on top of the two years I had left on my original contract, so it was bad timing, and unfortunate”
The kick Hart’s talking about is, of course, the final kick in his match with Goldberg at WCW Starrcade ’99 which left him with a severe concussion and post-concussion syndrome, ultimately forcing his retirement from professional wrestling.
He also had some thoughts on wrestlers who go into the Hall without realizing who got them there: other wrestlers.
“So many wrestlers that were up there never thanked anybody. They thanked Stephanie, and they thanked Vince, and they thanked Triple H, and I thought it was such bullshit. They should thank the wrestlers that made them, and the wrestlers that worked with them. I was so disappointed at how so many of them never thanked the wrestlers that went to all the trouble to help them. Most of them had no recollection of anyone helping them.”
What do you think? Do you agree with Bret? Do you think Goldberg deserves a spot in the WWE Hall Fame? Let us know in the comments down below. Especially if you’re reading this, Jerry Flynn.