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Goldberg on Reason He Left WWE, His Backstage Reputation in WCW

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Steve Austin recently interviewed former WWE and WCW star Bill Goldberg for The Steve Austin Show podcast. Below are some highlights (transcript via The Inquistr):

Goldberg on the talk of him being difficult to work with in WCW: “I had a lot of power, quote-unquote, in WCW at one point … I always felt bad about guys who had been in the business for twenty fu–ing years and they’re jumping off a building for twenty bucks, and here comes Goldberg six months into the business, and I got the fu–ing belt, and I’m making whatever. So as a businessman if I had no fu–ing heart then I wouldn’t have given a sh-t and I would have said, ‘You know what, my bank account is getting huge, f–k these other schmucks, put ’em in the backseat and who cares about them.’ But I cared. Bobby Eaton, I wanted to put Bobby Eaton over in his hometown on his birthday in a dark match during my streak. They wouldn’t let me do it. Nobody fu–ing tells you about that fu–ing story. But it’s always, ‘Goldberg, he was selfish, he was this-and-that’ … At the end of the day I had power at times and I never used it maliciously.”

Goldberg the reason he left WWE: “Up in the WWE I always felt there was something fighting against me … It turned out to not be very much fun for me.”