Eric Bischoff is one of the most famous figures in modern wrestling history. As the former President of World Championship Wrestling, he led the company to astonishing heights during the Monday Night Wars. During his run with WCW, Bischoff worked with some of the top stars in the business, including Goldberg and Sting. Both icons have been prominently featured in WWE and AEW, respectively, in 2021. The fans have reacted to these stars quite differently. Sting’s arrival in AEW was seen as an historic moment, but Goldberg’s upcoming WWE Championship Match has been the target of widespread criticism.
In an interview with Riju Dasgupta of SK Wrestling, Bischoff shared his thoughts on the negativity that often surrounds Goldberg.
“I think it all goes back to the beginning of Goldberg’ career,” said Bischoff. “Bill Goldberg became a megastar almost overnight. and as a result of that, Bill Goldberg was thrust into the limelight in main event matches with top-level talent without really the experience that would enable him to have longer, more dramatic types of matches that you would see out of a Sting or a Chris Jericho or you name it, any of the other top stars.
“So I think because of Bill Goldberg’s limited experience in the very beginning, and the fact that Bill didn’t really develop a much broader skill-set, in terms of his technical abilities in the ring, fans sometimes look at Bill Goldberg as a limited star in terms of his in-ring ability, and I think there’s some resentment in the eyes of the fans for that.”
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