A WWE Hall of Famer has claimed that Goldberg is the most difficult star that they ever worked with.
On September 22nd, 1997, Goldberg made his television debut. On WCW Monday Nitro, the former Atlanta Falcon defeated Hugh Morrus in little under three minutes to launch arguably the most famous undefeated streak in professional wrestling history.
It was a run that cemented Goldberg’s place as one of the top performers of the entire Attitude Era, not only in WCW.
Despite his enormous success, Goldberg was very inexperienced at the time, and subsequently stated that he wasn’t always a fan of all that came with being a wrestling megastar.
“I think on a consistent basis; it would have been Bill Goldberg. Not necessarily in a bad way. Just that, Bill was a very intense person. Emotional, and didn’t have a lot of experience, and was pretty uncomfortable in a pro wrestling environment when he first got there. So, as a result, you take someone who is an intense personality, a very intense personality, a bit of a perfectionist, who puts a lot of pressure on himself.
But, also, lacking a lot of the comfort that comes with experience. You get a guy that’s a little hard to handle, or sometimes a lot hard to handle. That’s not necessarily a bad thing. That’s just a thing.”
Goldberg most recently competed at WWE Crown Jewel, defeating Bobby Lashley and putting an end to their long-running rivalry.
In 2018, the former WCW star was inducted into the WWE Hall of Fame, and is a four-time World Champion.
H/t to Sportskeeda for the transcription.