With Goldberg winning 173 matches without defeat, he finally fell to Kevin Nash in a big-money match at Starrcade 1998.
This saw him drop the WCW Championship to the NWO member, when Scott Hall stunned him with a taser in a controversial ending to the match, followed by a powerbomb by Nash.
The following week, Nash would drop the title to Hulk Hogan, in one of the most controversial matches of all time.
Nash and Hogan feigned fighting each other, Hogan early on Hogan pushed the champion in the chest with one finger.
Nash then leapt to the ground, allowing The Hulkster to pin him and win the WCW Championship.
During a shoot interview with RF Shoot, Kevin Nash spoke about a wide range of topics over a three-hour video.
One of these topics was his infamous match with Bill Goldberg on Nitro, when he ended Goldberg’s undefeated streak, thanks to help from Scott Hall and a taser.
Nash revealed that the win did nothing for him, and Goldberg was actually being booed during this time, despite being a babyface.
He also noted how the win made him look worse, especially given his match the week after against Hulk Hogan.
Speaking with RF Video, Kevin Nash said about beating Goldberg;
“You know, oh yeah, but this is the thing that people say. Oh yeah, well, you beat Goldberg. I don’t know, man. I was at the building every night when they were chanting ‘Goldberg sucks,’ you know?
Right? I’m thinking, okay, so he’s your top baby face. I never heard them chant ‘Austin sucks.’ He’s your top baby face, he’s undefeated, he’s now the New York Yankees. So, you follow this time too.
And it wasn’t like I went out there and had a baby face, baby face beat him clean match, right? We ran in more, did more to protect him, besides having Oswald shooting from the Book Depository, right?
And that’s why I did it. And then I turned around and gave the belt away four, four days later, five days later. Yeah, because I wanted to run with the strap and I wanted the merchandise.
I looked like the biggest douchebag of all. It’s funny, though, you know? I mean, how does that get me over? I suffer way worse without it.”
Kevin Nash was then asked about the infamous “Finger Poke of Doom”, asking who thought of it and whether it was “good for business” or not.
To this, Nash replied that it would have been a good idea for business, if Goldberg had not injured him (and almost lose his arm in the process, getting one of the worst injuries ever seen in wrestling).
“It would have been a good idea if Bill wouldn’t have put his hand through a limo a couple of weeks later because he got all pissed off because Scott said something on TV.
And he would have done it. He would have mowed through all of us to finally get to Hogan, beat Hogan, get the strap, get another run.
You know, we had seven months of television planned right there, and he lost his head and put his fist through a window.”
Bill Goldberg may have lost to Kevin Nash, but he went on to become a World Heavyweight Champion in WWE and is now a WWE Hall of Famer.
However, he is the cause of Bret Hart’s decline and eventual retirement, after kicking him in the head and causing a massive concussion.
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