Originally Posted by HeatWave
What do you mean it wanst supposed to lead to Goldberg going through the NWO? 2 of his next 3 feuds were Hall & Nash..Then later in the year he feuded with Bret though it was before he joined NWO, but likely to have kept going after he joined..As we see, the main problem was never Goldberg as much as it was NWO changing members among other things..Hard to have long term plans stay same with so many changing parts
The Hall feud was set in motion before the finger poke at Starrcade. The Hall feud ended 13 days after the finger poke. Nash was held off until April. In between he feuds with Bam Bam who has nothing to do with the nWo. Then he goes against Sting after Nash and is "injured" until August. Meanwhile Hogan feuds with Ric Flair and then loses it to DDP and turns face and feuds with Nash.
You are right that constant changes hurt the booking. But in the early months after the finger poke there seemed to be very little booking of Goldberg vs. the nWo. They didn't seem to remember to have Goldberg Vs. the nWo again until December of 99.