• “I wish he would’ve let me do a bit more physical stuff” – Goldberg On A Dream Match 18 Years Ago Today
18 Years ago today, WWE Backlash 2003 pay-per-view took place.
A dream match took place in the main event of this PPV, where Goldberg (in his WWE debut match) faced The Rock in a singles match and defeated him in convincing fashion.
You can watch the finish below:
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During an interview with Inside The Ropes in 2016, Goldberg had the following to say about this match:
“I wish he would’ve let me do a bit more physical stuff or let me to a bit more things to him, but at the end of the day, you got to keep your face pretty if you’re gonna be the Hollywood guy so I completely understand that, but looking back on it, the fact that they would put me in the ring with him first, that’s a huge honor.
So if I can look back at some of the things I did back then, I just sit in awe that I was actually in that position and they let it happen.”
Below are the complete results from this PPV:
– WWE Tag Team Championship Match: Team Angle (Charlie Haas & Shelton Benjamin) (c) def. Los Guerreros (Chavo Guerrero & Eddie Guerrero) to retain the Titles
– Sean O’Haire (with Roddy Piper) def. Rikishi
– World Tag Team Championship Match: Kane & Rob Van Dam (c) def. The Dudley Boyz (Bubba Ray Dudley & D-Von Dudley) to retain the Titles (Chief Morley was the special guest referee)
– WWE Women’s Championship Match: Jazz (with Theodore Long) def. Trish Stratus (c) to win the Title
– Big Show def. Rey Mysterio
– WWE Championship Match: Brock Lesnar (c) def. John Cena to retain the Title
– World Heavyweight Champion Triple H, Ric Flair & Chris Jericho def. Kevin Nash, Shawn Michaels & Booker T
– Goldberg def. The Rock
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• ON THIS DAY IN WWE HISTORY (April 27, 2007) – WWE Friday Night SmackDown!
On this day in 2007, World Wrestling Entertainment aired another episode of their weekly TV show ‘WWE Friday Night SmackDown!’.
This episode was pre-taped at the Earl’s Court in London, England and featured matches & storyline segments on the road to the ‘WWE Backlash 2007’ PPV.
Here’s the official match-card from that night:
1. Kane & Boogeyman vs. Dave Taylor & William Regal
2. Brian Kendrick vs. Deuce
3. MVP vs. Hamlet Macbeth
4. MVP vs. Chris Benoit
5. Jillian Hall vs. Michelle McCool
6. The Undertaker & Batista vs. Fit Finlay & Mr. Kennedy