Goldberg Reveals He Met With WWE Officials Prior To Signing With WCW At Start Of Wrestling Career


Bill Goldberg's legendary undefeated streak and iconic early run in the pro wrestling business could have taken place under the WWE umbrella.

The WWE Hall of Fame legend recently appeared as a guest on The Roman Atwood podcast for an in-depth interview, during which he spoke about how he met with WWE officials prior to officially signing with WCW when getting his pro wrestling career started after making the transition from his professional football career.

Featured below are some of the highlights from the interview where he touches on these topics while taking a stroll down memory lane.

On meeting with WWE officials prior to officially joining WCW: “I lived in Atlanta where WCW was and it was based, and all those guys I knew. ‘Oh no, [I didn't have an agent] Mr. McMahon hates agents.’ So I immediately thought, ‘Okay, I gotta get one, right now.’ So I go in there and I meet with [Vince] and Jim Ross, and they offer me a training deal, and I flew back to Atlanta and I called the owner or the President of WCW [Eric Bischoff].”

On how he joined WCW and later became one of their main faces, citing a prior relationship with Eric Bischoff as the reason: “Our paths had crossed, I’m not gonna tell you how, but we had seen each other a number of times in a number [of] places. I called him and said, ‘Listen, here’s the deal. I want to do this wrestling gig. I’m not gonna be one of those $500 throw-around-the-ring punks, I’m gonna make a difference in this business.’ And that’s just the confidence that I had.”

Check out the complete Bill Goldberg interview by visiting Apple.com. H/T to WrestlingInc.com for transcribing the above quotes.