Originally Posted by Jack-Hammer
"Would Goldberg be able to be a full timer in wwe?"
"Would you like to have Goldberg in wwe?"
Not at all. Personally, I think Goldberg is one of the most overly hyped overrated stars in wrestling history. I understand why he was pushed, he got a great response from the WCW fans, but I never really saw anything to justify it. He had a great look and great intensity, I'll give him that. But his streak is extremely overrated, probably the most overrated thing about him. The vast majority of Goldberg's wins during his streak took place against jobbers in 2 minute squash matches. Goldberg was a success due to his look, his intensity and the way he was booked & marketed. It worked great. However, once you took the guy out of those squash matches and put him into actual matches that went 5-10 minutes, most of the time, his limits became very apparent. At the end of the day, I see Goldberg as an overly hyped, one trick pony that made good in wrestling for a few years, made a good deal of money and left it behind without ever really looking back.
I have to disagree. I used to think that then I went back and watched. I am not sure what WCW could have done different. It was one of the more intelligent ways to build someone. You give him a bunch of squash matches and go from there. The fans went ape-shit. Literally. He certainly wasn't the greatest wrestler but he actually had a surprisingly well-rounded repertoire. His mic skills get criticized but he was a monster and honestly they were not that bad.
His 1998 run was memorable up until he beat Hogan and then unfortunately WCW did not know what to do in the follow up. He had that great DDP match but not much else as he was relegated behind Jay Leno and the Warrior. Still, I don't think he was overrated. Even at the end in 01 the fans chanted for him. Also, his name still gets bandied about and there are still Goldberg chants.
What WCW did with Goldberg is the epitome on how to push a guy and then give him the title. Sure inherent problems cropped up later but that moment in Georgia is still one of my favorite TV moments of all time.