Road Dogg is a legend in the wrestling business. The legend has always been vocal about what he feels for different factions of the business. Bret “The Hitman” Hart defended the WCW World Heavyweight Championship against Goldberg at the Starrcade pay-per-view in 1999. During the fight, Goldberg kicked Hart in the head, causing “The Hitman” to suffer a severe concussion.
Hart retired from the ring shortly after, and since then, Hart has blamed Goldberg for his career being cut short, describing the three-time WWE World Champion as “dangerous” in a number of interviews. In response to Hart’s repeated criticism of Goldberg, WWE’s SVP of Live Events, Brian “Road Dogg” James, has shared his thoughts.
On the “Oh, You Didn’t Know?” podcast the legend shared what he felt about the aforementioned situation. It may have left a void in the mind of Bret Hart, but Road Dogg thinks otherwise. He believes that you need to be clear in what you think.
I think you do have to get over it and go, ‘it was an accident, man. Nobody meant to hurt anybody. I know Goldberg … I can’t imagine him having malice in his heart when any of this stuff went down. I see that as an accident, and I see that worthy of forgiveness and I think in time, maybe Bret will do that … In time, I think Bret will find forgiveness in his heart for even Goldberg.
Hart wrestled for WCW nine more times on television and at house shows after his Starrcade match with Goldberg before retiring from the ring due to post-concussion syndrome. Hart had a stroke in 2002 as a result of a bicycle accident.
Following his recovery, Hart returned to WWE, where he worked from 1984 to 1997, and was inducted into the WWE Hall of Fame in 2006. At WrestleMania 26, “The Hitman” returned to the ring and defeated Vince McMahon in a No Holds Barred Lumberjack match.
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