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Eric Bischoff Names Goldberg As The Most Difficult Star He Worked With

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Eric Bischoff has revealed that Goldberg is the person he found most difficult to work with in wrestling, but suggested that it wasn’t always such a bad thing.

Goldberg made his television debut on September 22nd 1997. The former Atlanta Falcon defeated Hugh Morrus on WCW Monday Nitro in a little under three minutes to begin the arguably the most famous undefeated streak in all of professional wrestling.

It was a run that made Goldberg one of the biggest stars not only in WCW but of the entire Attitude Era.

Despite the incredible success that came his way, Goldberg was relatively in experienced and later admitted that he wasn’t always a fan of everything that came with being a wrestling superstar.

Speaking on a recent episode of his 83 Weeks podcast, available via AdFreeShows, Eric Bischoff, who was head of WCW during Goldberg’s run with the company, said that he was hard to handle.

However, he qualified this by adding that it wasn’t always a bad thing, and had more to do with the star being an emotional and intense character.

“I think on a consistent basis; it would have been Bill Goldberg. Not necessarily in a bad way. Just that, Bill was a very intense person. Emotional, and didn’t have a lot of experience, and was pretty uncomfortable in a pro wrestling environment when he first got there. So, as a result, you take someone who is an intense personality, a very intense personality, a bit of a perfectionist, who puts a lot of pressure on himself.

But, also, lacking a lot of the comfort that comes with experience. You get a guy that’s a little hard to handle, or sometimes a lot hard to handle. That’s not necessarily a bad thing. That’s just a thing.”

Goldberg was most recently in action at WWE Crown Jewel where he defeated Bobby Lashley, bringing their long-running rivalry to an end. The former WCW star currently stands as a four-time World Champion, while he was inducted into the WWE Hall of Fame in 2018.

H/t to Sportskeeda for the transcription.