“So everybody that says Goldberg can’t wrestle and only does two-minute matches. Why should I do anything more? Why would you do anything more to satiate the people when they’re already standing on their feet? I don’t care. Show me a 295-pound guy who can do a standing back flip in the ring. I can still do it.”
Goldberg is proud of all he has done in professional wrestling and remains grateful for all the opportunities.
“I’m luckier than anybody in the world to accomplish what I did,” Goldberg said. “I got so many second chances in my life. I fulfilled my dream of playing professional football. I got hurt and down in the dumps and lived out here with my brother. I was checking engine discs at every freaking freight line that he owned. Every single engine on every plane, I had to check them. It was miserable. Low and behold I got to go into wrestling. I worked my a-- off, and I was in the right place at the right time…I was gifted and had timing on my side. We had the Monday Night Wars.
“They had a guy named Steve Austin that looked eerily similar to myself. Our styles were totally different, but we were leading each league against each other…Any other time in any other place I may not have prospered.”
Bret Hart is a name he enjoyed working with, but every time Hart is mentioned he feels a sense of remorse. A kick Goldberg landed on Hart during their match at WCW Starrcade 1999 gave Hart a concussion. The Canadian icon was diagnosed with post-concussion syndrome, forcing him to retire from the ring.
“Though Bret and I are very good friends and he doesn’t hold it against me, until the day I die, I’m going to feel bad about it,” Goldberg said. “There is nothing that I can do to take it back. I’ve explained myself millions of times. I’m remorseful. What else can I do?
“I had a wonderful time with him. Any time I’m in the ring with a legend like that and have the honor of being there, it’s a dream come true.”
Goldberg was joined by Hart and a host of other top names as part of the Miami Marlins’ “Legends of Wrestling Night” at Marlins Park. The former world champion continues to stay busy. He says he has two movies on the horizon, as well as car show projects he hopes to shop around to networks. He even mentioned the possibility of working on camera with Austin. Between his work and his family, Goldberg’s life is pretty fulfilled.
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