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WATCH: Goldberg Reveals Why He Was Nervous About Traveling To Saudi Arabia With WWE (Video)

Bill Goldberg recently appeared as a guest on The Pat McAfee Show for an in-depth interview covering all things pro wrestling.

During his appearance on the official podcast of the WWE commentator and former NFL star, the WWE Hall of Fame legend spoke about being nervous when he went to Saudi Arabia for WWE Crown Jewel because he is Jewish, as well as how he feels WWE should be proud of the precedent they set in the region.

Featured below are some of the highlights from the interview where he touches on these topics with his thoughts.

On being nervous about going to Saudi Arabia for WWE Crown Jewel because he’s Jewish: “You know, you hear the praying going on in the evenings, and you know, as one of the most visible Jewish guys on the planet, I was extremely, I was terrified to go over the first time, I really was. It was under the auspices of the WWE, so obviously, the security was there. And I’ll be perfectly honest, man, I mean I haven’t gotten a reception like that anywhere around the world that’s much better. I mean those people are so appreciative of what we do, the characters that we are, the business that we provide for them, the entertainment we provide.”

On how he thinks WWE should be very proud of the precedent they set in Saudi Arabia: “And let’s be perfectly honest man, we were there at the groundbreaking stage of the westernization of that part of the country, of that part of the world. And we caught a lot of sh-t in the beginning. And I think, you know, look at all the people who jumped on board right now. Look at all the talent, all the events that they’ve been able to put on to westernize, to bring Saudi Arabia up to date. We caught a lot of sh-t in the beginning but I think we should be very proud of the precedent we’ve set.”

Check out the complete interview below, or at YouTube.com. H/T to Mandatory.com for transcribing the above quotes.

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