Kurt Angle Points To Bad Booking As Reason Why Goldberg’s First Run In WWE Didn’t Work

Kurt Angle spent some time on the latest edition of his podcast, The Kurt Angle Show, to explain why he feels Bill Goldberg’s initial run in WWE did not work out as well as he might have hoped.

According to the WWE Hall Of Fame legend, the company simply did not book a guy like Bill Goldberg in the correct fashion, and as a result, the fans did not connect with him the same way they did during his iconic climb to the top of the ranks in WCW.

Featured below is an excerpt from The Kurt Angle Show where the pro wrestling legend gives his take on why Goldberg’s first WWE run didn’t work out so well.

“Bill was a complex individual. He was easy to work with. Nobody had problems working with him. What they did with him in the early 2000’s when he first came in WWE, they didn’t book him right. Goldberg made a lot of money for WCW by meaning dominant, a beast. He dominated the matches. They were 2-3 minutes, tops. That raised eyebrows. Raising eyebrows makes money for the company. WWE booked him when he came in the early 2000’s, he was doing 10, 12, 15 minute matches. It just wasn’t the Bill Goldberg that people remember from WCW. When he had the match with Brock Lesnar that only lasted 15 seconds, that was the right call. That’s the Goldberg that people want to see. It does raise eyebrows and raising eyebrows makes money for the company. Bill Goldberg, I understand why he was bitter. I think the whole thing with Goldust and the whole situation where he was a little worried, concerned about his character, I don’t think that was really anything that hurt him. I think that what hurt him was having him wrestle longer.”

Check out the complete episode at H/T to for transcribing the above quotes.


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