Bret Hart and Bill Goldberg were former tag team partners. Recently, Hart revealed a few things about the wrestler Goldberg used to be inside the ring. In another revelation at Confessions of the Hitman, Hart has claimed that it was Goldberg who ended his wrestling career.
According to Hart, Goldberg’s vicious kick that injured him was the reason he could not move forward in his career the way he wanted to. He believes that had Goldberg had not injured him, WCW would not have sacked him.
“I would have been part of that deal. I would have been paid out in full, I wouldn’t have to go back and work for WWE, I wouldn’t have to have had to work for anybody, I would have cashed in and made $15 million. But because Goldberg’s kick ended my career, they terminated me 10 months after I got hurt and I never got anything.
“My contract was null and void. If I couldn’t wrestle within six weeks, you’re done. And it’s one of those loopholes in my contract, but my contract was always with Ted Turner – not with WCW, and that was the key. That’s what Hogan had and that’s what Goldberg had. They had their contracts with Ted Turner.”
Goldberg’s attack was not the scripted blow that it should have been. Instead, it was a career-ending kick. Even after WWE bought WCW, Superstars such as Hulk Hogan and Bill Goldberg received their due. Unfortunately, Hart did not.
“If I hadn’t got hurt when I did– they ended my [contract]. I hung on ’til it wasn’t quite a year; I hung on for 10 months and then they sacked me. But [WWE] bought out WCW and the guys that both got paid out where Goldberg and [Hulk] Hogan. They both got paid out in full in their contract what was owed to them by Ted Turner as part of the deal.”