I got around to watching a tape of Monday's Raw and after reading about what happened at Backlash, I realized that it'd been a month since WWE was "graced" with the presence of Bill Goldberg. That leads me to the next Fact or Fiction.
FACT OR FICTION: Goldberg's WWE run has failed
I'll once again get the ball rolling by saying FICTION. Ok, so he's not the indestructible superman that he was in WCW, but Goldberg's run shouldn't be stamped a failure just yet. Monday's Raw gave me a little hope for the guy's WWE tenure. If WWE spends the next few weeks tossing the jobber squad at him (Stevie one week, Rico the next, the Fatass Samoan Squad the next, Christian the next), then the fans can get to see what made Goldberg a star in WCW. If WWE is really lucky, the fans will buy Goldberg as a threat to Triple H in time for June's PPV.
Of course, if Triple H uses any kind of pull to weasel Kevin Nash into the main event of the June PPV, everything I said is subject to go out the window.
You know it won't be long now. May God help us all!
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Given how this is stated, it says "Goldberg's WWE run has failed" in the past tense. He hasn't failed yet, he really hasn't had a chance yet. I would also say that "Goldberg's WWE run has succeeded" would be fiction as well.
However, Monday night was a success for Goldberg. So that was a good first step, and if they continue on that course, he could succeed. But we will have to wait and see.
Fiction, but only because we have a few weeks to base things on.
He will fail, though. It's only a matter of time. He has a one-dimensional character (although wearing wigs will change that, right?) and doesn't fit in well with the WWE universe... then again, nothing fits in this universe these days. And they changed his music to some crappy musak.
It's going to take a radical change, both on Goldberg's part and WWE's in portraying him. Due to the stubbornness both Vince and Goldberg have shown in the past, I don't see that as likely.
Either way, Goldberg was always overrated and given success way too early in his career to really be considered a success on his own merit.
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Much too soon to tell if it HAS failed. It IS failing, and needs more life support like we got Monday night to avoid failure. Then again, the Invasion was the one sure-fire, can't-miss angle of all time, and that failed miserably. Goldberg is failing, and he's close to being a complete failure.
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It's been barely a month. Let's judge by SummerSlam...if he's still around.
Now: Scott Steiner's WWF run has been a FAILURE. Kevin Nash hasn't been doing enough wrestling to justify his employment. The Hulkster HAS done enough to justify his employment, and some of it has been quite good.
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Well, I'm go to against the grain here and say it's a FACT. Listen to you people. "Just have him beat random people for a few weeks..." The whole point in bringing established stars into your promtion is that they're ESTABLISHED. If you need to build them up for them to be any good, that's a failure. Could have just built up someone in the company and saved a $#itload of money.
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On future reflection, it was because I was planning to go to the WWF show the following month. Unfortunately it was during the European tour when the European title was created, so this is the card I got (thanks interweb).