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WWE Hall Of Famer Recalls Goldberg Getting Knocked Out During A Match

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On this day in Pro Wrestling history on January 10, 1986, Fritz Von Erich’s World Class Championship Wrestling aired an episode of their weekly TV Show.

The show was pre-taped in Dallas, Texas and featured matches, interviews & storyline segments featuring several WCCW Superstars.

Here’s the card:

– Iceman Parsons vs. Jack Victory

– Grappler vs. Brian Adias

– Gino Hernandez vs. Tommy Montana

– Jack Victory vs. Tommy Montana

– Lance Von Erich vs. John Tatum

– Bruiser Brody & Missing Link vs. Rick Rude & One Man Gang

• WWE Hall Of Famer Recalls Goldberg Getting Knocked Out During A Match

In this flashback article, we take a look at WWE Hall of Famer Diamond Dallas Page’s interview with Wrestlinginc from 2017, where DDP talked about his WCW World Heavyweight Championship match with Goldberg at WCW Halloween Havoc 1998 PPV.

Below is what DDP said about that match:

“Goldberg was firing from all cylinders that night. In that match, I had seen a Spear and knew that he cracked Big Show’s sternum, so when he came at me for that Spear, I would be gone. I consider myself a napkin. Like, when he hit me with it it’s like hitting a napkin. I’m going to be gone. He’s not going to Spear my a$$.

It took me three weeks to convince him to miss the first Spear. If you look at him coming at me with the Spear, he misses me by a fraction of an inch. He was like, okay, you can move out of the way, but it’s good to see you, you know?

He overprojected it and hit his shoulder really hard into the post, like a shoot, for real. When he finally did Spear me, again I’m a napkin. He’s literally spearing me at like 100 mph, coming in with his shoulder and head forward, well, his head was the first thing that hit the ring, not me, because I’m like a napkin.

If he didn’t have those huge traps, he might be a quadriplegic today because he hit so hard, now he’s unconscious, and I know when he picks me up I’m going to fall behind him, but if you remember he picks me up and then puts me down, like he’s selling his a$$ off. Goldberg never sold, not like that.

With one arm, he picks me up, I drop behind, Bang! I know he is kicking out but I am taking my time getting there because I know he is kicking out, but he went 1, 2, kick out, which pi$$ed me off so bad because it should have been 1, 2… slow kick out at 3. It was still a great pop all the way around, but if he barely kicks out, oh my God!

Dusty would later tell me that he went to Bischoff and during the day of that PPV he had said to him, you know Bischoff, this may be Page’s night, he is ready. He tried to put that towards him. He said the reason why Bischoff didn’t do it; I don’t know why he didn’t do it, and I don’t know if Bischoff would say it is even true, but Dusty told it to me, he said that because in Entertainment Weekly that was coming out Goldberg was wearing the belt.

Goldberg really gave that belt credibility, he worked like a champion. He said that was why he didn’t do it that night, but I could have beat him that night and gave him the greatest loss ever and then he would have beaten me the next night. I would have done it in a heartbeat, but you know I’m so happy with the way things ended up.”

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