Remember Goldberg beating Brock Lesnar in one minute and twenty-four seconds? Of course, you do. We just talked about it last week. What about Goldberg pinning Hollywood Hogan in the Georgia Dome? Well, that clip’s in every Goldberg highlight reel. But here are five Goldberg moments you might not remember.
Goldberg aided Hogan
Hollywood Hogan was the most despised competitor in WCW during Monday Night War. Plus, the leader of the original NWO was often at odds with Goldberg and Sting. But in late summer of 1999, Hogan was different. And that change sparked a rivalry with former NWO ally, Kevin Nash, leading into the Road Wild pay per view. On the final WCW Nitro before the rivals faced off for the WCW title, Nash, Sid Vicious & Rick Steiner jumped The Hulkster on his way to an interview. Before Nash could crush Hogan with a jackknife powerbomb thought, Goldberg and Sting came to the aid of their longtime rival. So, the three icons stood tall in the ring and issued a challenge for a six-man tag team match that night. Hogan ditched the black & white for the red & yellow, and the dream team stood tall.
As you might know, Goldberg played for the NFL’s Atlanta Falcons for 1992 to 1994. But he wasn’t the only NFL alum in WCW. Steve Mongo McMichael played form 1980 to 1994 with multiple franchises. But most notably, Mango was starting defensive tackle for the 1985 Super Bowl champions the Chicago Bears. And Mongo made sure everyone in WCW knew he had a super Bowl ring. But at Halloween Havoc 1997, McMichael’s estranged wife, Deborah enlisted Goldberg to take out Mongo, and in return, she presented Goldberg with the ring. Finally, Goldberg and Mongo collided in the WWE Hall of Famer’s first pay per view bout at Starcade 1997, Goldberg dominated.
The Monster Truck
On the December 23rd, 1999 episode of WCW Thunder, Goldberg suffered an injury while smashing several windows on a limousine. Fast forward to May; the man had been out of action for months. But a Goldberg themed monster truck started to cause all sorts of Havoc in WCW, like running over a car with Rick Steiner and Tank Abbott inside. But no one knew who was driving. The truck returned at the end of May, but this time there was no questions who was behind the wheel.
Goldberg emerged from the truck and saved Kevin Nash form the beat down. That’s crucial for the next part. At the Great American Bash two weeks later, the odds were stacked against Nash in his match against WWE Champion Jeff Jarrett. But then the Goldberg’s monster truck arrived for justice. Everyone scattered only for Goldberg to spear Nash, helping Jarrett retain the title. However, this revealed that he was in cahoots with Eric Bischoff and Vince Russo.
Chuck Norris stood with Goldberg
The Stars were out when WCW Nitro came to Dallas on January 25, 1999. Dallas stars winger Brett hull who would go on to win the Stanley Cup that year. Former Dallas Cowboy Herschel Walker and noted touch guys, Chuck Norris and John Claude Van Damme were ringside to watch Goldberg in action. And he did not disappoint against Scott Norton. Goldberg overpowered Norton the fended off members of NOW after the bell. The stars rushed the ring to stand by Goldberg’s side, daring the NOW to return and test them. Obviously, no one took them up on the offer. Why would anyone want to mess with Chuck Norris?
The Broken Cuffs
You Night remember Goldberg helping to cosh Brock Lesnar the WWE title in No Way Out 2004. But that moment almost didn’t happen. He was watching the show from the front row before Paul Heyman and Lesnar came to the ring to taunt the WWE Hall of Famer. Goldberg hopped the barricade, got into the ring and dropped the Beast with a jackhammer. Security jumped on Goldberg and put him in handcuffs. But apparently, those cuffs weren’t strong enough to stop Goldberg from coming back in the main event.
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