posted on May, 12 2003 @ 12:06 PM
Check out this story on Goldberg and Jericho by the Hitman.....
People ask me if sometimes tensions in the ring ever carry over into serious fights in the dressing room. Not usually because nobody wants to fight
and get hurt -- and not get paid for it.
But, now and again, sometimes the best wrestling matches take place in the dressing rooms or showers. One such incident happened a couple of weeks ago
when Goldberg made some less than kindly remarks about young Chris Jericho.
Goldberg's wrestling ability often resembled the gorilla in those old Samsonite luggage commercials. He had a tendency to injure everybody he worked
with and took his own publicity a little too seriously.
My sense about Jericho, a local Calgary kid, is he's always been easy-going with an even disposition.
The one little thing Goldberg didn't take into account is Jericho was trained in my dad's dungeon. Although I'm sure Jericho doesn't pretend to be a
shooter, he does have a decent wrestling background.
As I understand it, Jericho approached Goldberg in the dressing room and asked him politely if he'd come out in the hallway where they could talk in
Heads turned when Bill suddenly broke into character, bizarrely growling like he does on TV.
Goldberg suddenly gripped Jericho by the throat in a furious rage. The little scrappy Calgarian, who is nowhere near Goldberg's size, nonchalantly
wrestled him to the floor, clamping on a front face lock, which is every shooter's last resort and is comparable to having a bear trap clamped on your
For the next several minutes, Goldberg did everything he could to shake Jericho off but no doubt all those long sessions in the dungeon paid off for
Jericho. He choked Goldberg outright on the dressing room floor, in front of everybody. A reality check for Goldberg that's been long overdue.
I know when I talk with my dad, he has a bottomless pit of these kinds of stories going back 50 years and I know he's gonna love adding this one to
Maybe Goldberg should come up to Calgary and spend some time with Stu in the dungeon learning how to wrestle.