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Gillberg reveals what Goldberg told him after they first met

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Gillberg reveals what Goldberg told him after they first met

One of the more hilarious parodies in professional wrestling history is Gillberg’s impersonation of Goldberg. When Goldberg was rising to the top of WCW in the ’90s, WWE decided to take a shot at the former Atlanta Falcon by introducing the Gillberg character to TV. Duane Gill, who plays Gillberg, was actually portraying several professional wrestling parodies before working with WWE, such as The Undertaker and Stone Cold Steve Austin, as he told Wrestling Inc. in a recent interview:

“I was actually doing [Gillberg] on the independents,” stated Gill. “Me and a buddy came up with it. We did The Underfaker, we did ‘Stone Old’ and we did Gillberg.”

Gill worked with WWE prior to his Gillberg character, as a part of the J.O.B. Squad. However, after speaking with Paul Bearer and Kane backstage, Bearer realized Gill might be onto something with his Gillberg imitation:

“I was talking to Paul Bearer and Kane in the locker room one night and Paul Bearer goes [in his classic voice], ‘Ohhh, Duane Gill. You may have something there,'” Gill said. “The next thing I know the office is calling me and telling me ‘Bring your Gillberg stuff. You’re gonna be Gillberg.'”

Initially, Gillberg’s WWE run was supposed to be a one-off thing, however, it turned into a stint that lasted nearly a year. Gill has met Goldberg twice in real life and said the first time the WWE Hall Of Famer told him he hated his guts. Fast-forward a few years later, and Goldberg seems to now be very understanding of the entire ordeal:

“I met Goldberg twice. One time he told me he hated my guts and I had an a**-kicking coming,” revealed Gill. “About five years later I met him and he was super cool and understood everything. He’s really cool about everything now.”


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