Two stars who get compared a lot these days are Sting and Goldberg. Both are most famous from their roles in WCW and both recently returned on AEW Dynamite and Raw respectively. However, one person who knows the characters of these men very well is Eric Bischoff.
Bischoff recently spoke with Sportskeeda about Goldberg and Sting. More specifically, he discussed why fans prefer Sting to Goldberg. Here is the quote:
“I think it goes back to the beginning of Goldberg’s career. Bill Goldberg became a megastar almost overnight. And, as a result of that, Bill Goldberg was thrust into the limelight in main event matches with top-level talent, without really having the experience that would enable him to have longer, more dramatic types of matches that you would see out of a Sting, or a Chris Jericho, or you name it, any of the other top stars.
I think because of Bill Goldberg’s limited experience in the very beginning, and the fact that Bill didn’t really develop a much broader skill-set in terms of his technical abilities in the ring, fans sometimes look at Bill Goldberg as a limited star in terms of in-ring ability. I think there’s some resentment in the eyes of fans for that. They understand the character, how powerful the character is, but because of the limitations that he has in terms of what he can do in the ring, I think there’s a little bit of resentment or resistance to Bill Goldberg.”
Eric Bischoff also returned to television recently as he made sporadic appearances on AEW Dynamite in 2020.