Goldberg Recalls Meeting Big E During His WCW Run

Goldberg joined WWE's The Bump Wednesday morning, where the discussion turned to former Intercontinental Champion Big E. Goldberg was asked how he'd match up with Big E, either in a different era or in current times.

"Let's be perfectly honest; a different era of Goldberg could match up against anybody," Goldberg said. "The question is could this era of Goldberg match up still with people and have it be interesting. I think the answer is absolutely yes. I think Big E could bring some stuff out of me I would want to do just to make Big E proud of me."

Goldberg then shared a story of his first ever encounter with Big E. As it turns out they met long before Goldberg ever set foot in WWE, all the way back when Big E was a kid.

"The story goes, with Big E and I, that the only match that I was ever late for, or missed, in WCW coming up was a match I called in and told them I couldn't catch the plane because I was at a signing. And I had to stay until everyone was taken care of. Big E was one of the kids I stayed for.

"So I'll never forget his face, I'll never forget that day. And the fact that I made a positive impression on somebody like that who's been so successful at what they do, it's an honor and a privilege for me.

"So you know, getting in the ring with him would be a different situation. But it be really cool in its own way."

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