• Goldberg Recalls Injuring Himself Before Segment With Stone Cold Steve Austin
Old School WCW Legend Bill Goldberg was recently interviewed on an episode of the Roman Atwood podcast, where he spoke about several topics, including his first WWE run (2003-2004).
The former World Heavyweight Champion revealed that he broke his hand backstage before his segment with Stone Cold Steve Austin.
Below is what he said:
“Stephanie (McMahon) came up to me backstage one night and said, ‘I heard you’ve been headbutting the doors.’ I’m like, ‘Yeah, that’s how I’ve got to be me.’ She goes, ‘I don’t want you headbutting doors anymore.’
I wanted to make sure that I was following her orders, they knock on my door. Wham! I punch the door and broke my hand. I never told them about it. So then, what am I going to do? ‘Time out!’ It’s freaking live television. So, I punch the door. They’re on the other side of the door, they don’t know what’s going on.
I wear these gloves, right? So, fortunately, I grabbed my glove and pulled my hand back out so I could move it. And I go, ‘Okay, let’s go to the ring.’ So I went to the ring, I grab the rope and I fell. And it was the night Steve Austin and I met for the first time, I think, and we did the beer bash.”
A few months ago in July, Goldberg already confirmed during a New York Post interview that he’s still under a WWE contract and is waiting for them to call him about his next match.
Here’s what he said:
“I’m still waiting for that one [call] to happen one of these days. But I suppose you never retire in the wrestling world until you’re dead, so who knows. Hey, I may never get the call, you never know. But you bet your a$$ I’ll be ready.”
Goldberg wrestled for Ted Turner’s World Championship Wrestling from 1997 until 2001, including 1 reign as the WCW World Heavyweight Champion, before working for Vince McMahon’s WWE from 2003 to 2004, also including 1 reign as World Heavyweight Champion.
He eventually returned in 2016 and has been used as a part-timer / special attraction ever since.
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• On This Day In Pro Wrestling History (October 21, 2016) – Old School WWF Manager Passed Away
On this day in 2016, we lost Old School WWF Manager Frenchy Martin (Real name: Jean Gagné) at the age of 66 due to bladder and bone cancer.
The French-Canadian used to wrestle during the 70s & 80s and he was still an active professional wrestler when he joined the World Wrestling Federation in 1986.
In late 1987, he became the manager of fellow French-Canadian Dino Bravo, whom he managed till April 1989, when “The Mouth of the South” Jimmy Hart became Bravo’s new manager.
In between, Frenchy Martin also managed Jos LeDuc during LeDuc’s short WWF run in 1988.
By mid-1990, he retired and left the WWF for good, only to become the head booker for IWA in Puerto Rico.
† REST IN PEACE FRENCHY MARTIN
May 25, 1950 – October 21, 2016