Goldberg Recalls The Atlanta Falcons Saving Him From The NWO In The Georgia Dome

The biggest night of Goldberg's career came on July 6, 1998 when he defeated Hulk Hogan in the Georgia Dome for the WCW World Championship.

Fans saw the show go off the air with Goldberg standing tall, but once the cameras stopped rolling, the best moment of Goldberg's wrestling career happened.

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"[The Atlanta Falcons/NFL players] were my idols and I worked my ass off to be like them. They were my guests that night," Goldberg recalled on Talk N Shop. "When we went off the air, the NWO beat the shit out of me. Who came to my aid but the Atlanta Falcons. For me to hang out in the corner and guys like Jessie Tuggle, Cornelius Bennett, Chuck Smith, Jamal Anderson, and guy after guy who I admired and wanted to be like; for that one minute or five minutes, those dudes didn't care about a damn thing but being me and being in the ring and wrestling. Other than marrying my wife and the birth of my boy, it was the coolest thing ever because I could sit back and say, 'My hard work is paying off.'"

Goldberg went on to say that he is thankful he's helped inspire others through his career, with Big E being pointed out as an example. Big E has been very complimentary of Goldberg in the past, naming Goldberg as a dream match for him.

Elsewhere on the podcast, Goldberg recalled a meeting Big E at an autograph signing in Georgia, saying the line was so large for that signing, it was the only time he's missed a house show.

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