During his time as a full-time star, Goldberg was known as one of the most physically imposing wrestlers in the industry.
His in-ring style was comprised of explosive power moves and a Spear that looked truly devastating. This move set and physical charisma helped him become one of the biggest stars in WCW so naturally, his signing with WWE in 2003 was greeted with much excitement among fans.
However, Goldberg only stayed with the company for a year before leaving after WrestleMania 20. Although on paper winning the World Championship and scoring wins over the likes of The Rock, Triple H, and Brock Lesnar looked like an impressive return, the reality was that fans and even the man himself felt underwhelmed. It appears that this was also the feeling among at least some of the locker room.
Goldberg Was “So Goddamn Dangerous”
In 2003 Rene Dupree was also embarking on his first year on WWE’s main roster and quickly found success alongside Sylvain Grenier. Speaking on his Cafe de Rene podcast the star looked back at the Ruthless Aggression Era and was asked who he thought was the most overrated star of the period. Dupree named Goldberg and claimed that the star was dangerous in the ring.
“As far as talent, Goldberg, yeah, because he was so goddamn dangerous in the ring. But he wasn’t there long too. He didn’t even do house shows, man. I think he did one or two house show loops the whole time he was there. If you can get the deal, go for it. Good for you,”
Following his 2004 exit Goldberg didn’t return to WWE until 2016. Since then the WWE Hall of Famer has continued to wrestle on a part-time basis with his last match coming in February 2022 at Elimination Chamber against Roman Reigns.
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