He stood out just because of his move list and his staunch and stern look. His mike work was great too but very scripted which is why he moved into the movie world. This DVD has some awesome matches on it. The United States Championship Match from Nitro – April 20, 1998 saw Goldberg vs. Raven and his cronies the Flock. I remember thinking this was going to be his first proper ass kicking cos of Reese Horace and billy Kidman but it was the complete opposite. This match was one that people would remember and lead on to his Perfect run. Another great match was the WCW World Heavyweight Championship Match Goldberg vs. Diamond Dallas Page at Halloween Havoc – October 25, 1998. It seemed to go on forever but you knew that these two would work the whole arena and do so back and forth. Ending with either the diamond cutter or jackhammer! When he moved companies one match that everyone was waiting to see was Goldberg vs. Chris Jericho (Badd Blood – June 15, 2003) just for the pure fact you had the Ego vs the Gold Run. Jericho had been getting it easy being the big name transfer then Bill came in to stir the pot! A great bouncing match and one worth waiting for till…. The Elimination Chamber Match SummerSlam – August 24, 2003 Goldberg vs. Triple H vs. Randy Orton vs. Shawn Michaels vs. Kevin Nash vs. Chris Jericho This match was something else. One of the first great chamber matches. A gimmick match full of gimmick over run characters with outstanding skills! Orton and Jericho of course stand out but Goldberg would steal it with some outstanding moves through chamber doors and ring posts!
There are of course some things missing from this DVD like interviews or backstage segments that are worth putting in but it’s still watchable even with bad matches like Goldberg vs. Steve “Mongo” McMichael at Starrcade 97. This match should just have gone on the delete pile! They could have swapped it for one against glacier or the demon and it would have been better!
It’s a shame that nowadays there is not really anyone who stands out like Bill. There are a few up and coming but they have really got to go some to wipe the name Goldberg from the list. And when are they going to enter him into the Hall of fame…I mean “whose next?”
This is a well put together DVD in all I enjoyed the glimpse back at a brilliant time for wrestling fans but just wish they had added a few backstage interviews or stories from behind the scenes. Either way it’s definitely worth a buy!
Release Date: Out Now
Age Rating: 15
Format: DVD & Blu-Ray