Washington Redskins QB Robert Griffin III knows, and loves professional wrestling.
In a recent interview with ProWrestling.net (which apparently went below the radar) RG3 was asked a variety of questions, from his favorite matches to who he’d like to see in the ring. Here’s an excerpt:
“…I was a huge Goldberg fan when he had that long winning streak, which I think was ended by Kevin Nash when he was fighting for the title. I was a huge fan of Shawn Michaels and Stone Cold Steve Austin. Unfortunately, my two favorite matches were probably the matches that the guys I wanted to win didn’t win. Shawn Michaels vs. Stone Cold Steve Austin where Shawn Michaels lost. Then Goldberg when he was going for the title against Kevin Nash and Kevin Nash put him in that Jacknife powerbomb and pretty much ended his winning streak even though Goldberg came back later and won the title. Those were probably my two favorite matches just because of the buildup and the stories behind them. [Nash] didn’t win fairly . . . He did cheat. That’s the only way you can beat Goldberg, though…”
When it came to who could possibly beat The Undertaker at Wrestlemania and end “the streak”, he said maybe Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson.
The Rock? I don’t feel he deserves that honor. As of late, he comes back, promotes a movie, and sells a few T-Shirts. The Rock wouldn’t be able to carry that match. He barely carried his match at Wrestlemania last year against John Cena.
I also disagree with his choice of WCW wrestler. If you’re gonna go WCW, go NWO–the greatest era of WCW history next to the Four Horsemen. Bill Goldberg was oversold to WWE fans and they buried his career. Goldberg should have left wrestling after WCW. He would have left on top.
Ricky Allen is a Washington Redskins Blogger with Rant Sports. Follow him on Twitter @UltimateRedskin