This past Monday on RAW, Shawn Michaels was revealed as the first name to be a part of WW Hall of Fame Class of 2011. Michaels will be inducted with other yet-to-be-announced legends at Phillips Arena in Atlanta,GA , the night before Wrestlemania 27. The Hall of Fame ceremony is always a special event during Wrestlemania week, and is always a heart-warming event for the veterans of the ring and longtime wrestling fans. So who should be inducted in the HOF who has yet to receive the honor?
Goldberg: The biggest in-house superstar produced by WCW during the Monday Night Wars, Goldberg hit the scene and hit it hard. A legit heavyweight beast who moved like a cat and hit like a semi-truck, and within a year became a World Championsip sensation. The erruption in the Georgia Dome when Goldberg planted Hollywood Hulk Hogan with the Jackhammer and beceame the champion is one the most moving responses that has ever rolled through a pro wrestling show. Many will debate his charisma and hard-nosed style, but Goldberg was one of the biggest names during the hottest period in wrestling. Yet with all those accolades, Triple H (who has a lot of influence in WWE) has already written off Goldberg for a Hall of Fame induction or a marquee match at the big show in Hotlanta.
Here is a look at some of Goldberg’s accomplishments
- The Undefeated Streak : Goldberg’s slaughtering undefeated streak that sent him through almost the entire roster in his first year on TV, capturing the U.S Championship and the big World Championship win over Hogan. It was repetitive to Goldberg squash everyone yet simply explosive to see this unknown guy come out of nowhere, get in the ring, and physically destroy people and doing it with a gimmick of being an butt-kicking monster.
- Wolrd Champion in WCW and WWE: Bill Goldberg is one of the few men to be the top Champion in both of the most well known wrestling promotions.
- Great athleticsm: Goldberg’s background as a pro football player added mainstream legitmacy and incredible power to his matches.
- Check out the video showing some of Goldberg’s best stuff and check out a photo slideshow showing some his big moments.
Now when I wrote this profile, I expected to get some flak. You can tell me how wrong I am with this HOF pick in the comment box below.
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