• Hall Of Famer Defends WWE Bringing Back Goldberg For A WWE Championship Match
Old School WCW Legend Bill Goldberg is scheduled to challenge current WWE Champion Bobby Lashley for the Title at this month’s SummerSlam 2021 pay-per-view, in what is believed to be Goldberg’s last match in 2021, as he only has a contract for 2 matches a year.
However, if the Prince of Saudi Arabia would request Goldberg for the overseas event later this year, there’s a pretty good chance for an additional booking, that isn’t included in the contract.
Some internet fans recently criticised WWE for bringing back old timers & part timers like Goldberg, but those fans – who are entitled to their opinion of course – just fail to realize the business side behind that move, as Wrestling Legends from the 90s obviously bring back a lot of ‘Old School Fans’, who otherwise would not watch that particular show (which has been proven, tap here to read more).
A man who was there during Goldberg’s WCW run (1997-2001) and his WWE stint (2003-2004) is fellow Legend Booker T.
Here’s what the 2-time Hall of Famer had to say about WWE using Goldberg:
”When we’re talking about someone like Goldberg coming back, there’s a lot of these young guys, young internetters, that don’t like seeing an older guy like Goldberg come back, ‘He’s over the hill’.
He’s past his time, but think about all those fans that have paid money to see Goldberg for many years that say, and it is just like if it was Joe Frazier or Muhammad Ali coming back at 60, they would say, ‘We have to see him’. It’s one of those deals.
It’s nostalgia. Nostalgia is something that hopefully never goes away. Never, ever goes away.”
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• ON THIS DAY IN WCW HISTORY (August 9, 2000) – WCW Thunder
On this day in 2000, Ted Turner’s World Championship Wrestling aired an episode of their weekly TV show ‘WCW Thunder’ on TBS.
This episode was pre-taped at the World Arena in Colorado Springs, Colorado and featured matches & storyline segments on the road to the ‘WCW New Blood Rising 2000’ PPV.
The match-card of the show can be found here:
1. Kronik vs. Chuck Palumbo & Shawn Stasiak vs. Mark Jindrak & Sean O’Haire
2. Elix Skipper vs. Crowbar
3. Tank Abbott & 3 Count vs. Gen. Rection & Lt. Loco & Sgt. AWOL & Cpl. Cajun
4. Norman Smiley vs. Mike Sanders
5. Flag Match: Lance Storm vs. Mike Awesome
6. Tables Match: David Flair & Miss Hancock vs. Sgt. AWOL & Major Gunns
7. Billy Kidman vs. Reno
8. Gene Okerlund & Buff Bagwell vs. Mark Madden & Kanyon
9. The Cat & Sting vs. Great Muta & Vampiro