• “He was very safe” – WWE Hall Of Famer On Goldberg
During their match at WCW Starrcade 1999, Goldberg superkicked Bret Hart and the kick gave Bret a concussion.
This eventually played a role in Bret’s in-ring career coming to an end. You can watch it below:
The Hitman said the following about Goldberg during his interview on Steve Austin’s Broken Skull Sessions:
“I wrestled for 23 years, never injured anyone, I could be a little stiff at times but never hurt anyone.
I was always respectful to the guys I worked with, wish I could say the same for some of the wrestlers I worked with, especially at the end.
Goldberg to me was one of the most unprofessional wrestlers in the business. For Bill Goldberg to be in the Hall of Fame, he hurt everyone he worked with. He might as well wrestle a real gorilla.
He was the most dangerous guy to work with. He hurt everyone he worked with. Last words I said to him before I worked with him that night before he ended my career was ‘DON’T HURT ME’, do whatever you want just don’t go nuts.”
During a recent edition of his podcast, 2-time WWE Hall Of Famer Ric Flair said that Goldberg is safe in the ring.
Here’s what he said:
“Well, to me he was very safe. I have been kicked in the head by him too. Everybody is gonna get kicked or hit in the head. So what may have affected Bret unfortunately, did not affect me.
Wrestling is a very physical, tough sport. When people don’t understand that, it’s ridiculous. Because no matter whether it’s choreographed or not, these kids put their bodies on the line every day.”
Speaking of Goldberg, he has one more match left on his current WWE contract.
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• ON THIS DAY IN WWF HISTORY (January 6, 1996) – WWF Superstars
On this day in 1996, the World Wrestling Federation aired an episode of their weekly TV show ‘WWF Superstars’.
This episode was pre-taped at the Stabler Arena in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania and featured matches & storyline segments on the road to the ‘WWF Royal Rumble 1996’ PPV.
Here’s the match-card:
Ahmed Johnson vs. The Royal Spider (sub. for Jerry Lawler who was faking a leg injury)
Isaac Yankem DDS vs. Brian Walsh
Skip vs. Rad Radford (feat. Zip’s debut)