Goldberg
Goldberg. Image Credits: Twitter

Professional wrestling legend and WWE Hall of Famer Goldberg who is a former three times WWE world champion recently revealed that he did not have the best backstage reputation. He also said that he is proud of his Jewish background.

Goldberg did not have a very long career in professional wrestling, but in a very short amount of time he became a huge name in the world of professional wrestling and he is indeed a fan favourite. He started his professional wrestling career back in 1996 in the WCW and he continued a very long undefeated run.

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Goldberg. Image Credits: Twitter

Goldberg Reveals He Did Not Have Good Backstage Reputation

In WCW he won the WCW World Heavyweight Championship and other titles as well. He was one of the fewest wrestlers that WCW created during the famous Monday Night Wars. After WCW was sold to WWE back in 2001 he was nowhere to be seen in a wrestling ring. But he returned to the world of wrestling once again in 2003 and it was in WWE for the first time in career.

He had a short one year career in WWE and he was one of the biggest names of the promotion during his time. But after he departed in 2004 he remained missing from the world of pro wrestling for nearly 13 years. In 2016 he made his return to WWE and he still makes sporadic appearances. In 2018 he was inducted into the WWE Hall of Fame.

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Goldberg. Image Credits: Twitter

Goldberg who is a former three times WWE world champion recently spoke to Talk Is Jericho Podcast where he revealed that he did not have the best backstage reputation. He also said that he is proud of his Jewish background. He said;

“I put up a smokescreen, man. [laughs] The main reason I did it was because I am proud of who I am. I am proud of my Jewish heritage and growing up in Tulsa, Oklahoma where there weren’t many prominent Jewish sports figures walking around — let alone in the national spotlight — I just wanted to give little kids something to look forward to. Something against the grain, something different than the norm. I wore it on my heart like a shield and I’m extremely proud of the decision I made.”

Goldberg
Goldberg. Image Credits: Twitter

“You’re hilarious because you could answer all of these questions, you were there. [laughs] You’re just teeing me up. The best analogy I could give you is that I was like a college football player walking into a frat party. Nobody wanted me there, at least that’s how I felt. At the end of the day, football is a ‘big team, little me’ sport, and that’s all I ever knew.

“Wrestling is a business and whether you see people coming in as attributes to your roster or you see them as detriments to your career, they are taking a spot of yours,” Goldberg explained. “There are a lot of things that are held back. There are a lot of attitudes that are put forth and I felt like my back was always up against a wall. Maybe because I did that to myself a lot of times, but I don’t think everybody was very happy that I was there.”

H/T and transcribed by WrestleZone