Goldberg’s streak was without a doubt one of the most talked about streaks in all of professional wrestling, and it’s safe to say that the vast majority of fans were not happy with how the streak ended.
Kevin Nash was the one who broke the streak, but during a recent interview with Inside The Ropes WWE Hall of Famer Diamond Dallas Page noted that there was talk of him breaking the streak.
DDP challenged Goldberg for the WCW World Heavyweight Championship at Halloween Havoc in 1998, and before the match Dusty Rhodes went to Eric Bischoff to pitch the idea of DDP going over.
“I never knew it until later. But Dusty Rhodes went to Eric and said… [Impersonating Dusty] ‘You know, E, this night tonight could be Dallas’ night.’ Eric didn’t drop the strap on me that night because Goldie was going to be on Entertainment Weekly, big magazine in our country, and TV Guide, when that meant something, wearing the title the next day. What would have been great as if I’d have heard that. Oh, my God, I would have… Because it made sense for me to beat him and it would have just bumped me up to that Austin level. It would have, really. Especially to beat him clean. It would have taken me to a different spot.
Not that I’m not super happy with everything that happened in my life. The career I had was unbelievable and I’m super thankful for it, but if that would have happened, Goldie wouldn’t have had to get hit with a Taser and then the finish… That mortified him. It would have been a lot for him to swallow, me beating him, but the Diamond Cutter was so over at that time, you know, it would have really made sense – but that is what it is. To go back in time, it would have been fun but the match was still great. I always say, ‘it doesn’t matter if you win or lose, it’s how you win or lose, on both sides.’”
Even though DDP didn’t win the belt at Halloween Havoc, he did go on to win the WCW World Heavyweight Championship three times in his career. So all’s well that ends well.