Eric Bischoff Reacts To Goldberg Defeating The Fiend

Eric Bischoff explains his thoughts on Goldberg defeating The Fiend after the events of the Universal Championship.
Vince Russo, Goldberg, and Eric Bischoff

Following Super ShowDown, the internet is a flutter with everyone’s thoughts on the main event: Goldberg vs The Fiend for the Universal Championship. Eric Bischoff was the latest to give his take on the match.

On Eric Bischoff’s podcast, 83 Weeks, he spoke about how shocked he was that the WWE had Goldberg defeat the Friend and win the title.

“I’m surprised, honestly, for a couple of reasons,” Bischoff said. “At least when I was in WWE, I don’t know what the situation is now, but his [Fiend] merchandise, they couldn’t produce it fast enough. It appeared to me, at least, that Fiend was going to be one of those characters that could be an Undertaker-esque type character over the long term.

So given the trajectory of the Fiend character, I was really surprised. Nothing against Bill but he’s not a full-timer, he’s a part-timer, and Bill pretty much shit the bed last time he was in Saudi Arabia, so I found that shocking, particularly the way they did it, as quickly as they did it, and a lot of that might have had to do with the fact that Bill’s not really the right guy to go out there and have a 20 minute match with a guy like the Fiend.”

83 Weeks Podcast
Eric Bischoff Talks Goldberg
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Who Is Eric Bischoff?

Eric Bischoff is not some nobody who is just a fan of wrestling. The reason The Monday Night Wars and the Attitude Era are a thing is because of Bischoff.  He was in charge of WCW in the mid-nineties to its demise.  Bischoff also has a lot of history in the WWE and worked for TNA as well. 

Fiend’s Momentum Grinds To A Halt

I absolutely agree with Bischoff.  It is just so hard to understand why and what WWE gets out of Goldberg winning.  The Fiend is a destroyer and has wins over and has destroyed big names, including the likes of Seth Rollins, Daniel Bryan, Finn Balor, Kane and Kurt Angle.

However, with Goldberg defeating Fiend it means Goldberg is better than all those wrestlers.  To make it even worse, because Goldberg beat the Fiend so easily it means he is a lot better than all of them. The Fiend had so much momentum going his way and he needed to lose eventually. And it needs to be a loss to someone who has a future in the company  For example Brock Lesnar, Aleister Black or Roman Reigns. That’s three much better people to beat the Fiend. If they want a legend to beat Fiend then the F’n Undertaker could do it.

WWE Bray Wyatt and Goldberg
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Part-Timers Are Taking Over

Having a part-timer win the title doesn’t make sense, but there are ways to do it right.  If John Cena won it at least he brings in money and fans. The same could be said about the Rock, but Goldberg doesn’t.  Goldberg almost died when he wrestled Undertaker last year after he hit headfirst into the turnbuckle pole. WWE needs to stop their elder abuse and stop giving Goldberg matches.

Spoiler Alert Goldberg Will Lose At WrestleMania

This situation just keeps getting worse.  Reigns has challenged Goldberg for the title.  Do you think Goldberg is going to be the champ for six months and defended it multiple times?  Hell no he won’t. Goldberg will drop it to Reigns when they meet WrestleMania.  So we already know who will win that match.

I don’t understand why WWE thinks they owe Goldberg anything.  He sucked in WCW and he sucks now. Goldberg can’t wrestle longer than 5 minutes and has to be carried through a match.  However, now is the best Goldberg has ever been. In his “prime” in WCW he could only wrestle 30 seconds. I don’t get it at all.

What do you think of Goldberg beating the Fiend?  Drop your comments on Goldberg and WWE in the comments and on social media.

Sources: LordsOfPain, 83 Weeks with Eric Bischoff, WWFOldSchool, WWE


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