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June 16, 2003 Observer Newsletter: Goldberg's run in WWE examined, more on Freddie Blassie


We are less than three months into the Goldberg in WWE experiment and it’s doubtful many would argue that it’s been anything but a complete failure.

Even going in, I don’t know anyone who expected it to work in the long-run, even though fans were clamoring for a Goldberg vs. Brock Lesnar match, and there were potential big money dream matches with Rock and HHH that appeared to be easy money. I also didn’t know many people who thought, if done correctly, it wouldn’t work big. The scary part of this failure is that now, all excuses go out the window. The WWE creative side is worse than the WCW creative side. WCW never once had an opportunity even close to this since the first Hulk Hogan vs. Roddy Piper match, and even that in 1996, had no business being as big a deal as Goldberg’s first matches against several different opponents.

WCW, and some of this fell into their lap and wasn’t their own creation, made Goldberg into literally not just a wrestling star, but a household word.

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