Welcome back to “Huge Crowd Reactions in Wrestling.” This series is basically an excuse for us here at Nerdopotamus to revel in some of the moments that made us lose our minds. I mean, we’re all pretty huge wrestling fans. We live for those huge crowd reactions. Even as at-home viewers, those are the moments we crave. We want to be on the edge of our seats, or even out of them entirely.
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For this issue, we’re going to take it back to the WCW days. Now, I am not a Bill Goldberg fan. I have never made any bones about that.
However, I cannot ignore the reaction he received when he defeated Hollywood Hogan for the WCW World Heavyweight Championship. It was in the Georgia Dome on July 6th, 1998. It holds the record for the largest WCW crowd with 41,412 tickets sold (30,000 of those came before the announcement of Goldberg versus Hollywood).
Again, I am no Goldberg fan, but even I remember being hyped to see this happen. I was 8. I actually turned off WWF, so I could see the match. I was not disappointed. I hated Hollywood and the NWO. They almost always won. Show after show, the bad guys stood tall.
Not on that night in Georgia, though. On that night, the bad guys were put down, and the good guy walked away with that big gold belt.
NOTE: The video linked directly below is only the final two minutes of the match. You’ll find the entire match at the bottom of the article.
NOTE: If you watch the full match, stick around after the finish. There are a lot of crowd shots. You can see just how excited everyone was to see Goldberg defeat Hollywood Hogan.
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