Bret Hart defended the WCW World Heavyweight Championship against Goldberg at Starrcade 1999. During the bout, Goldberg caught ‘The Hitman’ with a kick to the head, which left the legendary wrestler with a severe concussion and eventually forced him to retire from competing in the squared circle.
Since the incident, Bret Hart has not shied away from blaming Goldberg for the mishap and has repeatedly took shots at the former WCW star’s in-ring talent, even telling Inside The Ropes’ own Kenny McIntosh during a live event that Goldberg belongs in a ‘Hall of Shame’, rather than a Hall Of Fame.
Road Dogg Weighs In On Bret Hart’s Constant Criticism Of Goldberg
WWE’s Senior Vice President of Live Events Road Dogg has discussed Bret Hart multiple times in recent weeks, describing the renowned in-ring technician as “not a great wrestler” and even claiming to be a better sports entertainer than ‘The Hitman’.
During a recent episode of his ‘Oh, You Didn’t Know?’ Podcast, Road Dogg offered his thoughts on Bret’s constant criticism of Goldberg and urged Hart to ‘get over it’:
“I think you do have to get over it and go, ‘it was an accident, man. Nobody meant to hurt anybody,'”
Road Dogg continued:
“I know Goldberg … I can’t imagine him having malice in his heart when any of this stuff went down. I see that as an accident, and I see that worthy of forgiveness and I think in time, maybe Bret will do that … In time, I think Bret will find forgiveness in his heart for even Goldberg.”
Bret Hart does not seem the type of person that will forgive and forget, having recently described punching Vince McMahon after the infamous ‘Montreal Screwjob’ as the “greatest thing he ever did”.
H/t to Wrestling Inc. for the transcription.