GOLDBERG SAYS WWE WAS STUPID TO TAKE THE BELT OFF HIM; COMMENTS ON INJURY,
MANIA XX, AUSTIN, NWA:TNA & MUCH MORE
by Mike Johnson @ 12:00:00 AM on 4/9/2004
BK Steven sent along a link to the transcript from
Bill Goldberg's chat on AOL earlier this week.
Highlights of the chat included:
Unhappiness with his character in WWE: A lot of promises
were not fulfilled and there were twists and turns for everybody that were counterproductive.
Things he didn't expect during his WWE run: I didn't
envision it to be counter productive and having the belt throughout my time there.
Being upset at Armageddon and Dropping the Belt:
Nothing necessarily at Armageddon. It just came to a head and they were stupid to take the belt off of me.
Working for NWA:TNA: I don't really don't know the
product so I can't really answer that. I would like to kill a couple of guys over there so yes, that would be an option.
Returning to WWE to face Steve Austin: I would love
nothing more then to wrestle Austin at Wrestlemania XXI. As I said before, I would consider going back if the circumstances
were a lot different. I only left for those circumstances. My knee is also not good, and I want to take some time to get it
operated on and get it taken care of. If I do another movie, that is what a stunt man is for.
Future Plans: No question that I will do more acting.
I am considering it. I am re-signing a Japanese contract to wrestle overseas.
Brock Lesnar's Decision to leave WWE: I believe if
anybody has a dream, before they die they should have the option to pursue it. He is entitled to that decision. More power
to him to make himself happy.
Scott Hall: He is a troubled soul. I wish him all
Issues with Chris Jericho: We don't see eye to forehead.
Wrestlemania XX: [The match with Brock Lesnar] could
have been a wonderful match in history but the fans in the arena wouldn't let that happen. They just wanted to heckle us both
for leaving. We didn't want to be there at that time, but give me a break. I wouldn't have been there if it wasn't for the
His WWE Debut: Rushed, very rushed. I didn't think
the match had the proper preparation, nor the did the angle have the proper preparation. Although it was an honor to be there
and an honor to wrestle the Rock, it could have gone better.
Creative Control in WWE: I think people know me much
better than to think I had control over any of that. I wouldn't change my entrance, my music, any of that. If it isn't broken,
don't fix it. Believe me, if I had creative control things would have been A LOT Different. If they paid me to be creative
what you saw is what I wouldn't have created. That's a fact, jack!
Goldberg also touched on a number of different topics including
charity work, Steve Austin, his movie, The Rock, Eric Bischoff and more.
You can check out the complete chat at www.BillGoldberg.com.