• “Goldberg was a gorilla with a work rate of 0/10” – WWE Hall Of Famer
On the episode titled “Nature Of The Business” on Confessions Of The Hitman, 2-time WWE Hall Of Famer Bret ‘The Hitman’ Hart discussed Goldberg’s abilities as a pro-wrestler.
Below is The Hitman he described the WCW Legend:
“[Goldberg] was a gorilla. [Goldberg] was a guy that nobody seemed to have taught how wrestling really works. He seemed to think he could just pick a guy up and just slam him through the mat as hard as you could and that was good wrestling. But I always liked Bill as a person. His wrestling, his work rate was 0/10. Like, everything he did hurt – everything! He could tie up with you and hurt you. He’d tie up with himself and hurt himself!
Bill was one of those types of guys that I don’t think understood ever that it’s supposed to look like it hurt but it’s not supposed to really hurt. And he had so many people praising him because he’d run you over like a car. Like, he’d football tackle you with no pads on.
He’s all jacked up and roided up, and he’s about 280 lbs. You might as well have a real car just drive over top of you. He’d line up and just run you down, knock you down, and hurt guys. I asked, ‘how does he do that without hurting everybody?’ And everybody he worked with would come to the back holding their ribs. Guys would have tears in their eyes from how much pain they were in, and he was a really reckless and a dangerous guy to wrestle.”
WATCH: Goldberg Jackhammers The Undertaker:
• ON THIS DAY IN WWF HISTORY (October 18, 2001) – WWF SmackDown!
On this day in 2001, the World Wrestling Federation aired an episode of their weekly TV show ‘WWF SmackDown!’.
It was broadcasted from the Molson Centre in Montreal, Quebec, Canada and featured pre-taped matches & storyline segments on the road to the ‘WWF No Mercy 2001’ PPV.
Here’s the match-card:
1. Hurricane Helms & Lance Storm & Molly Holly vs. The Hardy Boyz & Lita
2. Maven vs. Tazz
3. Booker T & Test vs. Kane & The Undertaker
4. Yoshihiro Tajiri vs. D-Von Dudley
5. The Rock & Chris Jericho vs. Raven & Justin Credible
6. Rob Van Dam vs. Kurt Angle