|Goldberg in WWE (2017)|
By Kevin Hunsperger
@kevinhunsperger & @my123cents on Twitter
WWE and ESPN announced Monday morning that former WCW, WWE and Universal Champion Goldberg is going into the WWE Hall of Fame. No doubt he'll be the "main event" of the Class of 2018 when the ceremony is held the Friday night prior to WrestleMania 34. There had been rumors circulating for weeks, maybe even months that Goldberg would go in this year.
When he returned to WWE in late 2016 it was clear any tensions between he and the company were put aside. That is often the case as we've seen mended fences come between WWE and the likes of Kurt Angle, Bruno Sammartino and The Ultimate Warrior in recent years. Goldberg's induction is well deserved. I know some reading that sentence may be surprised as I've been a pretty outspoken Goldberg critic on this blog and on the My 1-2-3 Cents podcast. Despite not being a fan of the performer, it's hard to argue the contributions he made to the business during his brief run in the late 90s.
|Goldberg vs. Kendall Windham|
Goldberg was a nice guy and treated me well throughout the course of the interview. However, his character never resonated with me. I will admit that's likely a bias on my part as I grew up a wrestling fan but always put WWF first. Goldberg's rise was at the peak of the Monday Night Wars and I was firmly behind Vince McMahon and company.
|Rock vs. Goldberg|