Goldberg is an icon of this business, having contributed to the spread of wrestling to every corner of the planet. In addition to being a four-time world champion, he was also a two-time WCW United States Champion and one-time WCW World Tag Team Champion.
In 2018, he was inducted into the WWE Hall of Fame with full merit. During his long career as a professional wrestler, Bill collected 322 wins out of 376 matches, remaining undefeated for 460 consecutive days. During that time, he won 173 matches in a row (but there are those who claim that this statistic was purposely inflated).
“I don't know exactly how many consecutive victories Goldberg has achieved, but that 173-0 doesn't seem like a credible record to me. His number of victories was almost certainly inflated, also because we weren't performing so much at the time," said Kevin Nash recently.
Among Bill's main detractors, it is impossible not to mention Bret Hart. The latter never forgave the 55-year-old from Tulsa for causing him a concussion that forced him to retire.
Bret Hart slams Goldberg
During a Q&A session with fans, Bret Hart said that Goldberg did not deserve to be inducted into the Hall of Fame: “I find it incredible that Goldberg is in the Hall of Fame and that Barry Horowitz is not there.
Barry was a truly exceptional performer, while Bill was not at all. Goldberg has caused serious injuries to almost all the athletes he has worked with ”. A guest on the latest edition of 'WWE The Bump', Bill revealed what prompted him to return to the ring after so many years: “I've always been seen as an immovable individual, but the truth is that I get excited very easily.
My son was the reason that convinced me to go back to fighting after 15 years. That guy means everything to my wife and me, we would do anything for him. I will never stop thanking WWE and Vince McMahon for allowing me to include my son in WWE programming." Bret Hart recently reflected on his memorable WWE matches against Glenn Jacobs and Jerry Lawler.
Hart, the babyface in the feud, praised Lawler for portraying such a believable bad guy: "It was red h*t as soon as we went out there. So easy, it was like kindlewood. I never saw anyone, I'll say this, and I've said it before, that was as good a villain as you. You were a master," said Hart.