Bill Goldberg is well known for his wrestling fame but he is also a former Georgia football player. And part of that shone through in his induction speech into the WWE Hall of Fame on Friday.
Goldberg was a defensive tackle at Georgia in the late 1980s and had a brief NFL career before becoming one of the biggest wrestlers in the world during the ’90s.
During his induction speech on Friday night, Goldberg made sure to sneak in a dig at the Bulldogs’ in-state rival.
“And have the knowledge and wisdom to know that there is no way in hell that a Georgia Tech Yellow Jacket can ever — and I mean ever — be as badass as a Georgia Bulldog?” Goldberg rhetorically asked the audience.
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Georgia and Georgia Tech play every year, and the Bulldogs have dominated the rivalry since 2000. After Mark Richt became the Bulldogs coach in 2001, Georgia has won 14 of the 17 matchups, including every one that has been played in Atlanta. Georgia won the 2017 version of the Clean Old Fashioned Hate game, crushing the Yellow Jackets 38-7. Georgia went on to play for the national championship and won the SEC title, while the Yellow Jackets didn’t even play in a bowl game.
The Bulldogs and Yellow Jackets are scheduled to play again in 2018, with the game on Nov. 24 in Sanford Stadium.