Updated: Aug 14
On December 19, 1999, during the main event of WCW Starrcade, Bill Goldberg delivered a real vicious kick to the head of Bret Hart, an injury causing “The Hitman” to retire as a result of a severe concussion. Bill Goldberg was on the 900th episode of Talk is Jericho, where he voice that he has apologized for Bret Hart's career-ending injury enough.
"There was absolutely no malicious intent whatsoever. None. Zero. So, does it bother me? Yeah, I’ll take it to my grave. But, also, I’ve gotta say, man, and I’m at a turning point, I’m done saying I’m sorry. I’ve said it a million times and I’m not gonna continue to tear myself down. I’m done. I’ve said I’m sorry. If he can’t accept my apology, it is what it is. You’ve gotta move on, and I’ve moved on."
In 2020, Bret was on Steve Austin’s Broken Skull Sessions, saying that Goldberg was “One of the most unprofessional wrestlers”. The Hitman claimed his former in-ring rival “...hurt everyone he ever worked with”, and compared him to a gorilla.