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Goldberg Talks WCW Run, Trying To Replicate Mike Tyson’s Aura

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Goldberg was a force of nature during his legendary run with WCW. Recently, the originator of the Jackhammer spoke about how he tried to differentiate himself during his time there. He would go on to note that Mike Tyson and the UFC were inspirations for his character. Goldberg stopped by WWE’s The Bump to talk about his time in Ted Turner’s promotion, and you can read highlights of his appearance below:

On trying to create a different aura for himself: “Oh, it meant everything for me to be different. It’s been documented a million times, and I’ll be the first person to say it: I’m not a chain wrestler. I never aspired to be, I don’t have a wrestling background. I have a martial arts background, I have a football background, and so I applied my senses and my techniques in my background and informed a character. I mean, quite obviously the UFC was huge at that point, and it was getting nothing but bigger. It was gonna be the biggest thing going. It was giving professional wrestling a run for its money. And I figured I’d combine the two, and everything I’d worked on throughout the years, and come up with this character. And I wanted to be completely different.”

What he aspired to with his character: “I knew I would feel the wrath of all the wrestling fans, and all the American wrestling fans, in that I wasn’t the chain wrestler, I wasn’t the guy that came out and did sequential moves. I was the guy that came out and just ate you and left. And I wanted to emulate what Mike Tyson did in the world of boxing. And I think that I completed my task pretty well. I wanted to be the guy that, no matter what had happened prior, you had to sit down and take two to five to eight minutes of your time and be solely invested on what’s on the screen. And I think I accomplished that.”

You can view the episode of The Bump in its entirety below:

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