Former WWE Superstar Rodney Mack recently recalled his 2003 match with Goldberg, revealing that the Hall of Famer was reluctant to pick up the victory against Mack.
Rodney mack first signed with WWE back in 2002 following a brief stint in ECW. Following the companies closure, Mack appeared for FCW before making his main roster debut in January 2003. He soon aligned himself with Teddy Long as part of the Thuggin’ and Buggin’ stable.
During this era, Mack faced a white wrestler each week on Raw as part of the “White Boy Challenge”. Rodney remained undefeated as the weeks progressed until Goldberg picked up a win in over Mack under 30 seconds on June 23 of that year.
During a recent conversation with Wrestling Inc, Mack recounted that period in time, revealing that not only did he and Goldberg hit it off backstage, the former WCW World Heavyweight Champion was actually reluctant to end Rodney Mack’s winning streak:
“It was great to work with Goldberg. Bill’s a great guy, I remember I was one of the first guys he met coming through the locker room in WWE. We just hit it off right off the bat, but it’s really easy to do that since Bill’s a great guy. You know, he didn’t really want to do it [end the streak]…. But I’m like, ‘I’m not in position to make a decision on that.”
Mack’s “White Boy Challenge” came to an abrupt end following his loss at the hands of Goldberg, with the two never facing each other on WWE television again. Goldberg, the former WCW wrecking machine with a 173 victory streak under his belt, was a reemerging forced to be reckoned with in 2003. Debuting with WWE earlier that year, he feuded with The Rock for the World Championship and was a force to be reckoned with within the company.
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Despite this, Mack offers nothing but praise towards Goldberg, wishing only that they could have had an extended rivalry:
“Bill stood up for me a lot. I have nothing but great things to say about him. I wish we could have worked a proper angle or program together, because I really think he and I could have drawn some money together.”
Rodney Mack, alongside real life wife Jazz, left WWE in 2004. After a brief return to the company between 2006/2007, Mack would return to the independent circuit, where he continues to perform to this day.
Credit for Interview: WrestlingInc