Bill Goldberg

Goldberg Says He Wanted To Emulate What Mike Tyson Did In The World Of Boxing

WWE Hall of Famer Goldberg recently appeared on WWE’s The Bump to talk about a variety of topics such as how he wanted to be completely different from the other wrestlers and how that meant everything to him.

Goldberg said:

“Oh, it meant everything for me to be different. It’s been documented a million times and I’ll be the first person to say it: I’m not a chain wrestler. I never aspired to be, I don’t have a wrestling background. I have a martial arts background, I have a football background, and so I applied my senses and my techniques in my background and informed a character. I mean, quite obviously the UFC was huge at that point, and it was getting nothing but bigger. It was gonna be the biggest thing going. It was giving professional wrestling a run for its money. And I figured I’d combine the two and everything I’d worked on throughout the years, and come up with this character. And I wanted to be completely different.”

Goldberg also talked about how he was trying to emulate what Mike Tyson did in the world of boxing.

Goldberg said:

“I knew I would feel the wrath of all the wrestling fans, and all the American wrestling fans in that I wasn’t the chain wrestler, I wasn’t the guy that came out and did sequential moves. I was the guy that came out and just ate you and left. And I wanted to emulate what Mike Tyson did in the world of boxing. And I think that I completed my task pretty well. I wanted to be the guy that no matter what had happened prior, you had to sit down and take two to five to eight minutes of your time and be solely invested on what’s on the screen. And I think I accomplished that.”

You can check out WWE Hall of Famer Goldberg’s full comments in the video below. H/T to for transcribing the above quotes.

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