Sunday, September 15, 2019

Elimination Chamber (2003)

In 2003, Goldberg had joined the WWE after his infamous run with WCW where he made a name for himself out of his streak of squash matches that was infamously ended by a taser shot from Kevin Nash. WWE had got the ball rolling just right with Goldberg early on, having him rain pure hell on superstars like The Rock, Lance Storm and Christian, but now he was facing the wrath of Triple H at his full “reign of terror” era might in the confines of the elimination chamber and… well… we all know how that went. Goldberg looked incredibly dominant for almost the entire match, picking off Randy Orton, Shawn Michaels and Chris Jericho with his trademark spears and jackhammers until he was finished with a single sledgehammer shot from THE GAMEEEE-UUHHHHHH. This was, to put it as bluntly as possible, completely ridiculous. Goldberg should have won this match fair and square and got a great run at the top of the company as the champion. Instead, we got subjected to WWE Champion Triple H yet again during the era of Triple H’s worst excesses (which, truth be told, likely wasn’t entirely his fault – Vince McMahon is probably just as much to blame if not more so than everyone’s favourite developmental league boss) and that is something the WWE crowds at the time definitely didn’t want. We may make fun of WCW for how the ended Goldberg’s streak, but it was WWE who truly dropped the ball with him, leading eventually to Goldberg leaving the company after his horrible match against Brock Lesnar at Wrestlemania 20 and his almost total absence from the wrestling world until he returned to WWE in 2016.

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