Bret “The Hitman” Hart has blasted Goldberg and branded the wrestling legend ‘really reckless and dangerous’.
The WWE legend – whose career was effectively ended in WCW after a kick from the former World Heavyweight Champion – didn’t hold back as he gave a frank assessment of his fellow pro, and ranked his workrate as ‘0/10’.
‘[Goldberg] was a guy that nobody seemed to have taught how wrestling really works. He seemed to think he could just pick a guy up and just slam him through the mat as hard as you could and that was good wrestling,’ he said his Confessions of the Hitman series.
‘Guys would have tears in their eyes from how much pain they were in, and he was a really reckless and dangerous guy to wrestle.’
Bret suffered a concussion after their infamous match in 1999, and he described the move as something from a performer with ‘absolutely no skill at all’.
‘He literally threw me into the ropes and tried to kick my head off my shoulders. Like, there was no working aspect to it,’ he claimed, blaming the incident with ending his career.
‘One of the things that always bothered me about Bill was about a year after he hurt me – which he never called me and he never talked to me about it.
‘He never called to see how I was doing or anything like that, but he did say when I saw him about a year after I got hurt, in fact a few weeks before [WCW] terminated my contract.
‘I remember he said to me, “It’s the nature of the business – we all know what can happen out there. It’s the nature of the business.” I’m like, “Naw, it’s not the nature of the business. The nature of the business is to not hurt the guy you’re working with. That’s your first priority.” ‘
Hart suggested if he hadn’t been hurt, he would have received a full payout for his contract when WWE bought WCW in 2000.
‘I wouldn’t have to go back and work for WWE. I wouldn’t have to have had to work for anybody. I would have cashed in and made $15 million,’ he added.
‘But because Goldberg’s kick ended my career, they terminated me 10 months after I got hurt and I never got anything. My contract was null and void. If I couldn’t wrestle within six weeks, you’re done.’
He even suggested the aftermath of the kick impacted his health long term.
‘I was in a really serious concussed state for almost two years,’ he claimed. And a little over two years later, or in that two year span, I suffered a stroke while riding my bicycle and I took an innocent tumble off my bike on the grass.
‘But it was all tied in. I’m sure it was all tied in to the kick in the head. I never had any problems with my head.’
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