Diamond Dallas Page has heaped praise on fellow WWE Hall of Famer Kevin Nash, hailing him as arguably the best “big man” in history.
Speaking on a recent episode of Sportskeeda’s, The Bro Show, Diamond Dallas Page took a look back at the famous December night in 1998 where Goldberg’s undefeated streak came to an end.
After making his debut in September 1997, Goldberg began running through his opponents and never really stopped. As the star racked up the wins, his popularity soared and he was crowned World Heavyweight Champion after defeating Hulk Hogan at the Georgia Dome in one of the biggest moments in WCW Nitro history.
However, all win-streaks eventually come to an end, and with a record standing at 173-0, Goldberg was pinned by Kevin Nash at Starrcade 1998 via an assist from Scott Hall and a cattle prod.
Reflecting on Goldberg’s streak, DDP explained that while it needed to be broken, he would have changed how it all went down.
“The Streak had to be ended. He should’ve taken the Diamond Cutter [from DDP]. I wasn’t a big fan of the prod even though it came from Scott [Hall]. I would rather have seen Kev [Kevin Nash] beat him. I mean, Kev is the guy who could beat him [Goldberg]. I personally think he needed to be beat clean.”
The WWE Hall of Famer went on to praise Kevin Nash as one of the greatest big men to ever step into the ring.
“And Kevin Nash was the guy to do it. Kevin will go down as one of the greatest, if not the greatest, big man worker – and a ridiculously long, incredible run. And when you think about where he came from, all the gimmicks, and then by the time he came to Diesel, everything just went [up]. It took him a while to get there; he needed to be him and Diesel was a version of him. And he definitely could have beat Bill [Goldberg] and it could have been some kind of screwjob.”
After winning the World Championship, Nash’s reign came to an end just eight days later, when he was pinned by Hulk Hogan after the infamous ‘finger poke of doom.’ Nash later regained the big gold belt in May 1999, defeating none other than Diamond Dallas Page.
H/t to Sportskeeda for the transcription.