Eric Bischoff is the former president of WCW, and he stated that he didn’t like Goldberg’s recent promo. Goldberg is set to face former WWE Champion Bobby Lashley at this year’s Crown Jewel event. Goldberg is a WWE Hall of Famer but has been criticized in the past for not performing well in his matches, ever since he returned.
That being said, Goldberg was one of WCW’s top stars during the Monday Night Wars. To set the match up, Goldberg stated that he would ‘Kill’ Bobby Lashley in the No Holds Barred Match that will take place between them at Crown Jewel.
Eric Bischoff did not like that one bit. He spoke about it on his podcast. According to him, that promo made Goldberg look like a 16-year-old kid that got beaten up in the yard.
Eric Bischoff Talks About Goldberg's Promo and What He Didn't Like About It
“The minute that happens, you’ve lost the audience,” Bischoff said.
“I don’t know how to say this without saying it so I’ll take whatever s**t I take, but they know you’re not going to deliver. It makes no sense, it’s not artistic, it’s not creative, you’re not building anticipation, you’re not creating a stake, you’re not giving us a unique insight into your personality.
You’re just saying something a 15-year-old or 16-year-old would say to somebody else as they’re getting their a** kicked in a schoolyard somewhere”. Eric Bischoff then spoke about Bobby Roode and his time in TNA.
He stated that Bobby was going to beat Kurt Angle for the TNA title at Bound for Glory at 2011. The plans changed according to Eric. Eric revealed that he still fails to understand why a company such as WWE does not see the potential in Bobby Roode.
“I don’t think there was anybody that didn’t feel that Bobby Roode didn’t have the chops to carry the world title,” Eric Bischoff said. “Bobby had so much respect from so many people including me and certainly Kurt [Angle], which meant a lot more than me.
We were all very high on Bobby Roode… He can work, he’s got a great look in terms of his performance in the ring, athletically, storytelling ability in the ring is there, he knows how to sell, he’s got a great look.
He’s a professional in every way you can hope someone on your roster is a professional and he’s great on the mic. He’s not just good, he’s great but we all saw that back in 2010. I don’t know why that narrative exists with Bobby.
I don’t know what other people don’t see in Bobby that I do. I don’t get it, and I don’t know how anybody back then in 2011 could’ve said Bobby Roode wasn’t ready for that spot. Well, if he wasn’t, who the f*** was? I couldn’t think of anybody”.