Goldberg on Roman Reigns: ‘I feel for this guy, I just don’t get it’ on WWE Universe’s hate

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World Wrestling Entertaienment (WWE) and World Championship Wrestling (WCW) legend Goldberg recently was a guest on former WCW boss Eric Bishoff’s podcast, Bischoff On Wrestling. During the conversation Goldberg admitted he didn’t understand all the negative reactions aimed at Roman Reigns.

“These fans are completely different! When I went out there … you always have an alternative worst case scenario for what you’re going to say and if you don’t you’re not prepared. The crowd these days, they like to be the ones who say “hey, look at me.” They like to dictate what’s going on and when they voice their opinion, its deafening,” Goldberg said on the podcast.

“And they, for some reason man, have a disdain for him that is completely misguided because as you say, he oozes talent and oozes star quality. He’s like Rock, physically and … he’s a good guy, too. How the crowd thing is handled is, I don’t know. I feel for this guy. I just don’t get it.”

Reigns will be WWE’s biggest star

Reigns is going through a tough time at the moment as his real-life brother, and former WWE Superstar Rosey passed away on April 17, 2017. Despite the tragedy, The Big Dog is still set to face Braun Strowman at WWE Payback on April 30, 2017, in the next chapter of their feud.

Bischoff, who still maintains that Roman will be the biggest star on the roster, echoed what many fans have been feeling when he wished WWE would let Roman lean into the hate. The conversation sprung from Bischoff asking Goldberg who he believed would be the WWE’s next big mega-star. While Goldberg admitted it was a tough call, he picked a pretty strong choice.

“Whatever the landscape looks like now, it can drastically change in the next 6-12 months, but if I had to just go based on a package and based on what can be done with it, I’d say Braun has a lot of potential,” Goldberg added

“If every scenario everything was done properly, cultivated, I think with what he has to present against others, I think his package is pretty good. He’s got a high ceiling. He’s like the big guys from the past.”

Goldberg’s future in professional wrestling

After losing his WWE Universal Championship to Brock Lesnar at WrestleMania 33, Goldberg’s in-ring career is on ice for now. However, it won’t be surprising if the former WCW Champ makes a return if the WWE comes at him with a decent offer on the table.

Braun Strowman will face off with Roman Reigns this Sunday at WWE Payback. It will be interesting to see how the crowd reacts to each of the top RAW stars.

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