*Note: I’m aware the clip above isn’t from the first time this happened in WCW, however in my eyes it’s the best executed Jackhammer Goldberg ever did to The Giant.*
When I was young, I really bought into the Goldberg hype machine.
I dug the fact that he had an undefeated streak.
I dug his over-the-top theme music.
More than anything though, I really dug his wrestling style and the way he’d utterly obliterate most of his opponents.
He was the borderline mute and utterly unstoppable force of late 90’s wrestling, and by golly; he was damn good at it.
It’s a shame his acting ability never really measured up to his wrestling prowess, as I remember my childhood perception of him getting knocked down a peg or 2 by his appearance in the utterly craptacular Universal Soldier: The Return.
Oh well, at least his appearance in the Megadeth music video produced for the movie was good for a laugh, what with his repeated mouthing of the words “Crush ’em” into the camera and…… No, that’s actually all he did:
It’s funny, as dumb as it is, I actually happen to like this song quite a bit.
To this day it still surprises me that MTV aired the video for it as much as they did.
Even more surprising was how many times I actually sat through it…
Anyway, watching Goldberg Jackhammer The Giant was one of the cooler moments in wrestling moments that I ever got to witness on live television, so I figured I would share it with all of you.
In case you couldn’t tell, I’m a little starved for writing inspiration at the moment…. And have been for the past few weeks now.
In that sense I apologize for the “memory lane” posts about dumb wrestling, but frankly it’s all I’ve got in me at the moment.
Hopefully I’ll get my act together sooner rather than later.