Um, maybe Bret Hart would live a couple years longer.
Yet Goldberg outdrew virtually everyone, aside from Rock and Austin. The point was to make money, which Bill did in abundance. Bill wrestled fine, the crowd loved him. That's all there is to it.Most of the guys who came into WWE/WCW already had an amateur wrestling background, including Kurt Angle. They all busted their asses off in the years when they were young kids. That's why they were better wrestlers and more experienced working in the ring than Goldberg was.
Yeah, sure, I'm just mentioning the rumoured plans from when Goldberg first signed (which was before Austin's WM19 incident). I like looking back on what the dirtshirts predict; they very rarely get it right.Well Austin wasn't cleared to wrestle at XX, Taker was already involved in a feud with Kane from the previous year & granted Angle would have been good, but why bother when Goldberg was already on the way out with sour grapes in his mouth.
Perhaps, but he wouldn't get over in the same way he did. A lot of Goldberg's explosiveness, stems from his Pro-Football training. That's why his spear looked so devastating. Take away that, Goldberg becomes just another big guy.I know he did, but please try to understand what I am trying to say over here.
I bet my money that if Billed wrestled instead of playing football back in his young years, he would be about on Brock Lesnar and Kurt Angle's level and many people wouldn't be criticizing his wrestling skills and lack of in-ring experience today. (Lesnar's wrestling is equivalent to Kurt Angle's according to their interviews)
Goldberg had the potential to be a pro wrestler aside from being a pro football player. He wasn't considered a "pro wrestler" even though he was in professional wrestling.
Brock Lesnar had an explosive finisher called the F5 and it didn't come from Football training, did it?Perhaps, but he wouldn't get over in the same way he did. A lot of Goldberg's explosiveness, stems from his Pro-Football training. That's why his spear looked so devastating. Take away that, Goldberg becomes just another big guy.
Brock and Kurt had intangibles you couldn't teach. They would have become megastars with or without amateur wrestling.
Missed what I was saying. Lesnar is a freak, unmatched by any big-man this generation. Goldberg's was unique in his general explosiveness around the ring. His spear's ferocity derived directly from his pro-football training. There's a reason it is still unmatched by other wrestlers who have taken it up as a finish. Lesnar could do some great power moves, but Goldberg was like a buzzsaw. Without pro-football, Goldberg likely doesn't have the same impact.Brock Lesnar had an explosive finisher called the F5 and it didn't come from Football training, did it?
Goldberg had wrestling skills. Just because he's not Lesnar doesn't mean he couldn't work. Trying to compare the two, is apples to oranges. No heavyweight in modern day WWE could work to the level of Lesnar, I include Taker in this. Even with an amateur background, he would not be as good as Brock. Swagger has similar credentials, yet he is nowhere near Brock in talent-level.It's a surprise to see that Goldberg can even get over with 100% of the crowd even with the lack of wrestling skills. Just imagine he got wrestling skills before that, he would be AT LEAST on the level of Brock Lesnar when it comes to who's the better man. or maybe just a bit beneath him.