While appearing on Steve Austin’s Broken Skull Sessions, Goldberg revealed that he pushed heavily to put Sting over during the middle of the streak. According to Goldberg, he was too young to understand why losing would have ruined everything for him, Sting was in his hometown and at the time he thought it was the right thing to do.
Here is what he had to say:
We’re still in the middle of my streak and I still don’t know s–t from Shinola, right? And we’re in [Sting’s] home-frickin’-town, right? And he’s putting me over that night and I am begging Arn Anderson to let me put [Sting] over. Whether it’s a show or not, I wanted him to be the man that night and it meant everything to me. And at the beginning I didn’t know the brevity of the streak, but, frick, as a man, I wanted to do that. I don’t want to say, ‘I’m a great guy,’ but I want people to understand that that’s me. That’s my thought process. In that night, in that moment, it meant more for me to make him the guy than anything including this streak thing that they were talking about.” Goldberg continued, “I wanted him to pin me. It would have ruined everything, but I didn’t know. It was [pro] wrestling, but for me, it was the right thing to do. And I loved him and it was the way I could pay him back. But I didn’t know much about the business at that point. ‘Why can’t I do it?’ Looking back, it’s the most ridiculous thing in the world, but it just shows my character.