WWE legend Tatanka has opened up about his undefeated streak, comparing himself to Hall of Famer Goldberg.
During an interview with Boston Wrestling MWF’s Dan Mirade, Tatanka – who appeared during WWE Legends Night this past week on RAW, spoke about Goldberg’s winning streak in WCW, but stated his numbers dwarf those of the former Universal Champion.
“We literally wrestled about 500 times a year, not including if you were being used on TV by Vince McMahon. You would wrestle at least twice [per day]. Everyone always talks about Tatanka, the undefeated streak, the two-year undefeated streak. Goldberg, 173-0, when we finally figure it out and we start talking to everybody, actually I’d probably be close to 1,000-0 because I went two years undefeated.”
Tatanka trained at Larry Sharpe’s famous Monster Factory in New Jersey, before making his in-ring debut in January 1990. Less than two years later, Tatanka joined WWE, beginning his infamous undefeated streak that lasted nearly two years. Tatanka defeated Shawn Michaels at WrestleMania IX in an Intercontinental Championship match, but only via disqualification so he didn’t leave with the gold.
Despite being undefeated for two years, Tatanka would never win a title during his WWE run. Tatanka, though, is still considered enough of a legend in WWE to be brought back to the company sporadically for reunions and legends nights, joining Hulk Hogan, Ric Flair, The Big Show and many others for this past week’s show. One person who didn’t appear was Candice Michelle, who revealed why she was absent.