Despite his credibility as one of the top stars of the Monday Night Wars, Goldberg wasn’t exactly renowned as one of the all-time greats from an in-ring standpoint. His bouts were typically short in length, lasting just long enough to get their point across, and largely encompassed of a beatdown, comeback, and finishing sequence.
He did sometimes have success in-ring, though. Recently-inducted IMPACT Hall of Famer Raven revealed during a recent K&S Wrestlefest livestream that he believes a match he and Goldberg had in 1996 was the career-best match for ‘Da Man’:
“I thought it was great. I thought it was the best match that Goldberg ever had.”
Although Goldberg and Raven contested three matches together, the match referred to by Raven is their Raven’s Rules match from the April 20, 1998 WCW Monday Nitro. The bout saw Goldberg capture the WCW United States Heavyweight Championship, the first championship of his career.
How Long Does Goldberg Have Left On His WWE Contract?
Returning to WWE in October 2016, Goldberg has wrestled twelve matches, including bouts vs. Brock Lesnar, Drew McIntyre, Bobby Lashley, and most recently Roman Reigns. Appearing on The Roman Atwood Podcast recently, Goldberg noted that he had two months left on his current WWE deal, taking him to the end of 2022:
“Stephanie [McMahon] if you’re listening to this, my contract ends in two months. So don’t hold this against me. Stephanie came up to me backstage one night and she said, ‘I heard you’ve been headbutting the doors.’ I’m like, ‘Yeah, that’s how I gotta be me.’ She’s like, ‘I don’t want you to headbutting any more doors.’ (…) I put my head through a lot of things across the country from ’94-’97, and I guarantee you half of them are still there.”
The WWE Hall of Famer is currently 5-7 since returning; his seven losses, in order, came against Randy Orton as part of the 2017 Royal Rumble match, Brock Lesnar, The Undertaker, Braun Strowman, Drew McIntyre, Bobby Lashley, and Roman Reigns.