When WWE Legend Goldberg Busted Open Cousin Sal on Jimmy Kimmel Live

Published 09/13/2021, 2:55 PM EDT


WWE Hall of Famer Goldberg is a dangerous man. There are no two ways about it. He has been larger than life inside the squared circle as well as outside of it.

ADVERTISEMENT

Article continues below this ad

The former WWE Universal Champion actually hurts a TV personality

Back in the early 2000s when Goldberg was a megastar and at the peak of his career, he was a special guest on Jimmy Kimmel Live. However, being the physical specimen that he is, Goldberg bust opens one of the show’s personnel on national TV.

ADVERTISEMENT

Article continues below this ad

Jimmy Kimmel Live (ABC) 2003 – Shown: Jimmy Kimmel, host

Watch this story: John Cena, Brock Lesnar and More: WWE Superstars With the Most Extreme Crashes in WWE History

The former WCW Champion bust open Jimmy Kimmel’s cousin, Sal, who challenged him to a Pillow Fight. Although the pillow-fight segment was a planned spot, the injury sustained by Sal was no joke because he had to get 19 stitches right in the middle of his forehead.

PHILADELPHIA, PA – June 18: Actor/ Former WCW/WWE wrestler Bill Goldberg attends Wizard World’s Philadelphia Comic Con 2011 at the Pennsylvania Convention Center on June 18, 2011, in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. (Photo by Gilbert Carrasquillo/FilmMagic)

Goldberg apologized to Sal for accidentally hitting him, which led to the incident during the pillow fight. This is not the first time Goldberg manhandled an average person.

Back in the 2000s, Goldberg threw a fan in a nearby lake during a golf game when the fan was teasing Goldberg by imitating punches and forearms on his face.

Bill Goldberg keeps the same no-nonsense mentality in the ring, and he had his eyes set on ‘The Almighty’ Bobby Lashley’s WWE Championship. However, ‘Berg could not win the title because of an “injury” sustained during the match at the SummerSlam PPV.

LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA – OCTOBER 04: Bill Goldberg attends WWE 20th Anniversary Celebration Marking Premiere of WWE Friday Night SmackDown on FOX at Staples Center on October 04, 2019, in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Jerod Harris/Getty Images)

Goldberg is not through with Bobby Lashley after he attacked his son Gage

After he could not compete during his title match against Bobby Lashley at the SummerSlam PPV, Lashley accidentally attacked Goldberg’s son Gage with the ‘Hurt Lock’.

ADVERTISEMENT

Article continues below this ad

Soon after the match, Goldberg screamed, “I’ll kill you” to Lashley for hurting his 15-year-old son, Gage.

Since the match, the former Universal Champion said in a WWE interview he is not through with Lashley and he doesn’t care about the WWE Championship. Instead, he wants Lashley’s soul.

“I just left the house. Gage’s shoulder is all jacked up, his neck hurts. God knows what a dude that size could’ve done to my son. So, the objective has changed. I’m not coming for the WWE Championship, I’m coming for Bobby Lashley’s soul, and I will rip it straight from his chest.” said Goldberg.

ADVERTISEMENT

Article continues below this ad

SHARE THIS ARTICLE :

ADVERTISEMENT

Prithvi Mishra

354 articles

Prithvi Mishra is a WWE and AEW author for EssentiallySports. Having started his career as a UFC writer, Prithvi has nearly 2 years worth of experience in covering combat sports. Eventually, Prithvi decided to write for his passion and first love- pro wrestling.

ADVERTISEMENT

ADVERTISEMENT