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Why wasn't Goldberg's run in WWE from 2003-2004 successful?

I mean, technically it was, he won the World title, but it just didn't seem like he meant that much. The crowd didn't seem to care for him a lot. He didn't even stay in the WWE for a full year. It was just underwhelming for a guy who completely dominated WCW and was the top guy there for a long time. He could of stayed for a while and become a multiple time world champion, had a Wrestlemania moment, etc.

WAS it because he came from WCW? WAS it due to Triple H?
 

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That simple! He just isn't that talented! His undefeated streak gimmick was over huge and made him a star, take that away from the guy and honestly he is worse then ryback!
 

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He said it wasn't fun for him anymore. I guess squashing everybody and already winning the big one, all within one year got him uninterested.

Its for the better though. Instead of staying with WWE for many years, they could have made him into such a loser.
 

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Goldberg got more pop than an Undertaker intro at a wrestle mania on a regular basis. Bottom line was his story line sucked. WWE writers creatively have never been on par with WCW and they pretty much watered down Goldberg and wanted to use him to put over other WWE stars. Goldberg wouldn't do it and thus walked out.

He had the potential to be the biggest thing in the history of wrestling, and to a degree was. As usual though you can blame the head office.
 

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Goldberg got more pop than an Undertaker intro at a wrestle mania on a regular basis. Bottom line was his story line sucked. WWE writers creatively have never been on par with WCW and they pretty much watered down Goldberg and wanted to use him to put over other WWE stars. Goldberg wouldn't do it and thus walked out.

He had the potential to be the biggest thing in the history of wrestling, and to a degree was. As usual though you can blame the head office.
Biggest thing in wrestling??? Lol! The guy was talentless, couldn't cut a promo! Aside from squashing people, and strong booking Goldberg had no talents!! He had a good entrance aswell, sorry almost took that away from him!
 

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On one of the Legends of Wrestling round table episodes they discuss why Goldberg's run wasn't successful in WWE. He was used to being the big fish in WCW but when he came to WWE there were several big fishes and he wasn't used to not being the top guy. They also said Hall and Nash got in his ear as well telling him he should be getting pushed over WWE's top guys.
 

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In my opinion, he took too long to come into the WWE. From what I understand, he simply sat on his contract with Turner, earning money for nothing. When that contract expired, he finally decided to come into the WWE to make more money. However, fans were not as interested as before and frankly, WWE booked him as if he was a force of nature, but not as the monster he was back in his early WCW run.

He beat The Rock, then had a feud with Jericho that seemed like filler. Next he went after the World title held by Triple H. During this chase for the gold he was booked to lose the Elimination Chamber match, which should have made fans WANT to see Goldberg kick Hunter's ass even more, but instead it took away from the moment when he finally did win the title because people felt he was overdue. Then when he won the belt his reign was lackluster at best. Triple H and Evolution did an old school Horsemen story line with Goldberg, but most did not care. Batista was back and "He who never existed" came into his own. Goldberg also decided that he did not want to renew his contract before the 2003 year ended, so why keep him as champ?

The whole run felt like a money grab from Goldberg and WWE's part. His character was done little justice and by the end...I was glad he left. He was a shell of his former self. To make matters worse, he was paired with Brock at Mania in what was probably "the most disappointing match that should have been great at a WrestleMania."

Blame the head office, blame vince, blame HHH, but considering how fans still cared about Ric Flair despite the way he was booked in WCW from 1995 - 2001...I really blame Bill for the failure of his own character in WWE because the fans simply did not care as much as they did. Hence why I said...he took too long to come in.
 

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Biggest thing in wrestling??? Lol! The guy was talentless, couldn't cut a promo! Aside from squashing people, and strong booking Goldberg had no talents!! He had a good entrance aswell, sorry almost took that away from him!
Don't know how do you define talent but Goldberg matches were way more entertaining than anything guys like Punk, Bryan, Dean Malenko or Lance Sotrm had ever put on.
 

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His success was heavily predicated upon winning ALL THE TIME. No push works in the tv era if it only works if you win all the time.

Goldberg didn't put on good enough matches with the best guys and didn't have the same level of fan support. He couldn't gain the same fan support because he wasn't going to get booked like the golden ticket when WWE already had multiple, shinier golden tickets. That's why he failed.

Another reason (though this is more opinion) is that Brock Lesnar was around, and was more the badass power guy than Goldberg was. It was better to put your chips on Lesnar than Goldberg.
 

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Goldberg was finished after he lost for the first time. If your entire gimmick is based on never losing, it probably means you're lacking in some vital area. Goldberg had an awesome presence but other than that pretty much couldn't do anything.
 

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His WWE run was successful for Goldberg himself since he got lots a money. To me he was always a slug, a one hit wonder. He was never going to be booked in WWE as the monster who squashes everyone as he was booked for a time in WCW.. It's painful thinking about that WM XX match even now.
 

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Vince McMahon doesn't really like to push guys he didn't make. He likes to take a blank slate, write what they should be like and send them out. Where as when he gets a character from the outside which he doesn't really understand, he doesn't know how to push it.

Vader, Booker T, Ric Flair and CM Punk are other great examples
 

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On one of the Legends of Wrestling round table episodes they discuss why Goldberg's run wasn't successful in WWE. He was used to being the big fish in WCW but when he came to WWE there were several big fishes and he wasn't used to not being the top guy. They also said Hall and Nash got in his ear as well telling him he should be getting pushed over WWE's top guys.
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Riiiight.

Tell me someone who got more pop than Goldberg? He was a WCW wrestler that if he was off TV for more than a Week on WCW Nitro then people on Raw started chanting his name.

This guy, regardless of your diluted opinion was super over, period.

If they played Goldbergs music at the next show it will be the biggest pop that has ever been heard, the guy was money. WWE just was sh*tting on itself at that point and the writing was on the wall.
 
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