WWE Hall of Famer Bret Hart’s in-ring career effectively came to an end following the WCW Starrcade 1999, as a result of a concussion suffered due to receiving a kick to the head from Goldberg.
In recent years, Hart has made no secret of his disdain for the former Universal Champion, often highlighting his unprofessionalism during his interviews, even when Goldberg isn’t the topic of discussion.
Speaking on the Michael Kay Show, Goldberg was asked if hurts him that Bret still harbours a grudge over the incident.
“Yes. As Goldberg the character and Goldberg the human. When an accident happens and you tell your side of the story and nobody believes it, especially the person who is negatively effected by it, yeah, it sucks. I will take it to my grave. I’m sure he will never forgive me. What else can I say? I said I was sorry and that it was unintentional and it was the furthest thing from my mind a million times. Of the million times, he’s come back with, ‘Yes, it was intentional, he’s a punk, he didn’t know what he was doing, he ruined my career.’ It sucks. You can lead a horse to water and shove their face in the damn water, but you can’t shove it up their esophagus. If you can tell, I’m pretty pissed off about the fact that he still harbors it. It sucks. I truly believe that it shows what a human being I am that I can forgive people for accusing me of something that is not true,”-Goldberg
Goldberg is set to be spotlighted on the upcoming episode of A&E Biography: WWE Legends, whilst it is currently unknown whether he’ll make a return to the ring any time soon, with his last match coming at Elimination Chamber where he lost to Roman Reigns.
H/T to Fightful for the transcription.