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Goldberg: “I was the Mike Tyson of wrestling”

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Goldberg was not only just one of the biggest stars in WCW, but also the biggest star that was homegrown from coming out of football straight to the WCW Power Plant training facility.

Goldberg stood out due to his presentation of not talking much, but rather just running through opponents with his iconic spear and Jackhammer powerslam finisher leading to a lengthy winning streak.

The WWE Hall Of Famer appearance on Dr. Beau Hightower’s Youtube channel and during it, he opened up on how there was some resentment during his first WWE run in the locker room because he came from WCW:

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“I always felt that too. I still believe there’s a tiny bit of that in the back of everybody’s mind because I did work for the competitor during those Monday Night War battles. I think what has made me successful and also made me hated is the thing that is the determining factor. I was the Mike Tyson of wrestling. My goal was to be something completely different. Black tights, black shoes, I didn’t frickin’ talk for six months. I just squished motherf-ckers. That’s my job, that’s what I do. That’s what I did. When I was younger. Now I just try to, but I didn’t want to be the chain wrestler, I didn’t want to emulate anybody. Now granted, The Road Warriors and Nikita Koloff and Brody were extremely influential to me. Hawk was extremely influential to me. So I took little aspects of what they did and I applied it to my idea of the character. I had MMA moves, a lot of them in the beginning.”

You can watch the entire interview by clicking on the player below (quotes can be found at the 16:44 mark):

If you use any portion of the quotes from this article please credit Dr. Beau Hightower with a h/t to WrestlingNews.co for the transcription