Originally Posted by DoctorWhosawhatsit
That part's debatable... no debating his substance abuse issues though. It's, unfortunately, cost Regal a lot in his career.
I don't think it's debatable. The bare facts are Goldberg believed, and still believes, Regal set out to make him look bad, Regal was abusing various substances, and WCW management took Goldberg's side and sacked him, with the Goldberg match being the tip of the iceberg.
I watched the match and it didn't look like a misguided attempt to make Goldberg look good which backfired. It simply looked like Regal had no interest in making Goldberg look good. He was on top the entire match, what offense Goldberg was given was barely sold, he plainly looked to be stiffing Goldberg at various points, and he was basically tying him in knots to the point the match became an uncoordinated mess; it basically looked like an act of impudence.
I'm not sure how anybody can take it otherwise unless they have a pro-Regal bias.
Regal has spoken about this in a passive-aggressive manner saying he was just told he had 6 minutes, and to make Goldberg look good, as if to imply it was a combination of WCW being a disorganised mess and Goldberg being green.
But guys like Raven, Perry Saturn, Bam Bam Bigelow and several others had matches with Goldberg exceeding 6 minutes which were all pretty good; Goldberg almost broke MENG's neck in a match and Meng didn't use that as an excuse to be unprofessional.
So in the extreme unlikelihood that this was somehow not Regal's fault then maybe he's not as good as people say he is? Or, you know, he was being an arrogant dick and trying to make Goldberg look like an imbecile.