In a recent interview on the Chicago Sports Podcast, wrestling legend Goldberg didn't hold back in expressing his views on the current state of professional wrestling. Known for his dominant run in WCW, where he achieved a remarkable undefeated streak, Goldberg has become an enduring figure in the world of sports entertainment.
Goldberg reminisced about his glory days in WCW, where he gained fame by crushing opponents in lightning-fast matches, ultimately amassing an unprecedented record of 173 consecutive wins. During this era, he clinched the WCW World Championship from none other than the legendary Hulk Hogan, captivating fans with his no-nonsense, hard-hitting style.
When questioned about his perspective on today's wrestling landscape, Goldberg didn't mince words. He expressed a clear belief that the industry was more vibrant during his prime and stated, "The internal storylines, I don't think, are better.
The characters, I surely know aren't better. The guys that are doing their thing right now and leading the charge, they're doing a damn good job, they're just not deep. That's all. They just aren't deep."
Depth in Wrestling Today
Goldberg's critique seemed to center on the lack of depth in today's wrestling scene.
He emphasized the difficulty in finding individuals capable of carrying the proverbial flag and seamlessly passing it on to the next generation of stars. It was a candid assessment of the challenges the industry faces in terms of character development and storytelling.
The wrestling legend concluded his remarks on a somewhat reserved note, stating, "It's tough to have the depth. I think they're lacking in that area. That's all. Period, end of story. I don't like getting into it, I don't like people talking sh*t." Goldberg, who previously held the WWE Universal Championship, last competed at Elimination Chamber in February 2022, where he challenged Roman Reigns for the prestigious title in Saudi Arabia.
Reigns successfully retained his championship via referee stoppage, marking a significant moment in both men's careers. Goldberg's candid thoughts have sparked discussions among wrestling fans and insiders alike. As the industry continues to evolve, it remains to be seen whether his concerns about depth and character development will be addressed in the ongoing quest to capture the hearts and minds of wrestling enthusiasts worldwide.
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