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Re: Bill Goldberg: Star or just hype?

Originally Posted by Wrestling02370 View Post
He was a star, but he couldve been bigger if WCW knew how to build a long term superstar. I think if he was in WWE, he couldve been a rival to Austins long term popularity.
You have to realize that it was the NWO that got Goldberg over. Without them as rivals to further the streak, nothing was there.

Based on that, what was he to do in WWE back then? Run through the Nation? With the character that WCW portrayed him as, no way he could have rose in WWE with that same character, considering it was the WCW element and lack of face competition for NWO that got him over in the first place.

Without an NWO feud, don't see how any incarnation of Goldberg could have gotten over, as he had no character or wrestling ability and it was squash matches that made him look like a threat.

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