It was announced today by both ESPN and WWE that Goldberg will be the first member to be inducted into the Hall of Fame, Class of 2018. It had been previously reported that this may be taking place, but was confirmed today.
You can see a clip of Goldberg squashing Brock Lesnar at “Survivor Series” 2016 below:
From the article on ESPN:
Goldberg, 51, began his professional wrestling career with WCW in 1996. After playing football for the University of Georgia and the Atlanta Falcons, Goldberg began training at WCW’s Power Plant in 1996 and debuted on TV in late 1997. He came to be known for his short matches, his spear, a jackhammer and, eventually, the undefeated streak that would come to define his career. Goldberg was recognized as 173-0, during which he won both the WCW United States championship and WCW world championship before losing a controversial match to Kevin Nash.
“At the end of the day, any business, any venture that you embark upon, you want some type of acknowledgement,” Goldberg told ESPN.com, shortly after finding out about his entry into the Hall of Fame. “You always try to make it to a top. There’s no reason to do anything unless you want to be the best.”
It’s about time. He has always been one of the most important figures in the most important era of professional wrestling history, and to see how much being back meant to him and his family in his latest WWE run was very cool. Congratulations to “the man” on this prestigious honor!
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