Goldberg, a WWE superstar and WCW legend, was hosted by Eric Bischoff in the podcast called Bischoff On Wrestling. They covered various topics, starting from their time in WCW, Goldberg’s recent comeback to the world of wrestling and they even talked about the modern crowd. At some point during the conversation, Goldberg said that he didn’t quite understand all the negative comments about his rival Roman Reigns.
“These fans are completely different! When I went out there … you always have an alternative worst case scenario for what you’re going to say and if you don’t you’re not prepared. The crowd these days, they like to be the ones who say “hey, look at me.” They like to dictate what’s going on and when they voice their opinion, it’s deafening,” said Goldberg.
He continued: “And they, for some reason man, have a disdain for him that is completely misguided because as you say, he oozes talent and oozes star quality. He’s like Rock, physically and … he’s a good guy, too. How the crowd thing is handled is, I don’t know. I feel for this guy. I just don’t get it.”
Bischoff believes that Roman is going to be the biggest star and this is what he said: “It seems to me that the natural heat that he has is either going to work for him or against him and I kind of think deep down inside that’s what’s going to happen. I think that at some point they’ll embrace the heat and he will embrace that reaction.”
Bischoff asked Goldberg an interesting question – who is going to be the WWE’s next mega-star? Although this is a difficult one, Goldberg had a pretty good answer. He said: “Whatever the landscape looks like now, it can drastically change in the next 6-12 months, but if I had to just go based on a package and based on what can be done with it, I’d say Braun has a lot of potential. If every scenario everything was done properly, cultivated, I think with what he has to present against others, I think his package is pretty good. He’s got a high ceiling. He’s like the big guys from the past.”
This Sunday at WWE Payback, the fans will have a chance to watch Braun Strowman and Roman Reigns square off and crowd’s reaction will be interesting to see. You can hear the entire podcast here.