During a match against Goldberg in WCW, Bret Hart suffered a concussion after Goldberg hit him with a botched kick. This injury caused Hart to retire from wrestling.
Goldberg spoke to Inside The Ropes, where he talked about that night when he kicked Bret Hart in the head. He said while accidents happen, he will “forever be remorseful for the misplaced kick.”
“You know what happened happened. There have been things that have been said on the internet by Bret or by other people that I was malicious or he should not have been in the ring with me, and I’m really sorry man, but if I really wanted to hurt the guy, he wouldn’t have gotten up. No joke.”
“But accidents happen and he was an idol of mine, still is, and that’s one thing I forever be remorseful for is the misplaced kick. There are a couple things in my career that I wished I could have changed. That was one of them. The length that I had an angle with him and my ‘inability to be professional enough’ to pull the kick, but it meant very much to me to be believable. “
The world of professional wrestling is a dangerous one as injuries can happen at any given time. Goldberg is certainly sorry for what he did, after all these years.