3. Ending Bret Hart’s career
Goldberg’s name is also associated with an unfortunate incident. At Starrcade 1999, Goldberg challenged Hart for the WCW World Heavyweight Championship.
In the course of the match, Goldberg delivered a stiff kick to Hart’s head, legitimately giving him a concussion and tearing a muscle in his neck. Hart later speculated that he may have suffered up to three additional concussions within matches over the course of that day along with the days immediately following Starrcade, having been unaware of the severity of his injuries.
The sum total of those injuries left Hart with post-concussion syndrome and ultimately forced his retirement from professional wrestling. Hart later claimed that Goldberg “had a tendency to injure everyone he worked with.”