When NXT transformed into NXT 2.0 in September 2021, an influx of new talent came with it, one of those new faces being Bron Breakker. The son of Rick Steiner, Breakker came into WWE with a lot of expectations, delivering time and time again.
Now deep into his second reign as NXT Champion, Bron Breakker is scheduled to defend the gold at NXT Halloween Havoc against JD McDonagh and Ilja Dragunov. Heading into the match, the second-generation Steiner now has an even bigger chip on his shoulder, having had Goldberg praise him massively.
Goldberg Sees Himself In Bron Breakker
Appearing on The Roman Atwood Podcast, the WWE Hall of Famer addressed how Breakker reminds him of himself, comparing their similarities while deeming Bron as one of the most athletically smart guys he’s come across during his time in wrestling:
“Rick Steiner’s son, who’s now Bron Breakker, who’s the champion of NXT. It’s kind of like the farm…it’s not the farm league, I’ll get lambasted for that. But it’s another segment of WWE of the new up-and-comers basically. Well, he’s me basically. He’s Spearing dudes and they wanted him to Jackhammer people. He’s the son of one of my best friends and I love this kid. He went up and he tried to play for Baltimore, I think he was a free agent for the Ravens. The kid is unbelievably athletic but he’s one of the smartest kids, man. He’s knowledgeable in the business because he grew up with it.
I was hanging out with him and his dad when he was Gage’s age. Now look at him. He’s calling me last night and we’re talking about the business and he’s like ‘Man, if Gage ever needs anybody to make a phone call for him, I’ve got a rolodex of these coaches.’ I’m like, ‘Is this really Steiner’s son man?’ I remember when he was Gage’s age. It’s cool, it’s cool how it’s all cyclical and we’re all taking care of each other. You’ve got great friends and a great group, even through the generations they all take care of each other.”
Goldberg revealed during the same interview that his current WWE contract will expire in two months.