It’s no secret that Bret Hart is no fan of Goldberg, but now the former WWE Universal Champion has given his side of the story.
At Starrcade 1999, the illustrious in-ring career of Bret Hart was brought to an end by a poorly executed thrust kick from Goldberg. Despite suffering a severe concussion as a result, Hart finished the match, and it has been suggested that he sustained even more damage in the process.
While it was initially unclear as to just how serious Hart’s injuries were, he appeared in nine more matches before finally bringing his career to an end.
From that day forward Hart has been a significant critic of Goldberg, slamming his wrestling ability and general attitude to the wrestling business. The Hitman holds the former WCW star responsible for ending his career, and that’s something he’s not willing to forget.
Speaking during a new interview with “The Michael Kay Show” on the (YES) Yankees Entertainment Sports Network, Goldberg offered his feelings on the situation.
The WWE Hall of Famer explained that Hart’s grudge and the accident have affected him both inside and outside the ring over the past two decades.
“As Goldberg the character and as Goldberg the human, there’s no question about it. When an accident happens and you tell your side of the story and nobody believes it, especially the person who was negatively affected by it, it sucks.
I will take it to my grave because I’m sure that he will never forgive me.
What else can I say? I said I was sorry, that it was unintentional, that it was the furthest thing from my mind, I don’t know, a million times, and those million times he’s come back with ‘Yes, it was intentional, he’s a punk and he didn’t know what I was doing, and it ruined my career.’ So it sucks.
You can lead a horse to water and you can shove their face in the water, but you can’t make them suck it up their oesophagus. If you can tell I’m still pretty pissed off over the fact that he still harbours it, yeah it sucks.
I truly believe that it just shows what a human being I am that I can forgive people for accusing me of something that’s not true.”
Goldberg’s comments come after Bret Hart admitted in May that he gets “kind of mad” when he sees Goldberg still able to perform and make incredible sums of money by wrestling in Saudi Arabia.
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