15The 173-0 Streak Was Greatly Exaggerated
Despite pushing it as the gold standard for WCW wrestlers back in the day in promoting his return to the WWE, Bill Goldberg’s actual winning streak was less than half of what it had been presented. When Goldberg showed up in WCW, the NWO storyline had started showing
cracks and people began questioning if the story had any ending. Almost every WCW talent made their fame in WWE. The only “exclusive” property WCW could claim was Bill Goldberg. Nobody sat through years of Goldberg wrestling in WWE the way they had with Hogan, Hall, Nash, Savage, etc. Goldberg was new. Goldberg was interesting. In building him as the savior, management invented a few things, like a winning streak that will never be matched because it never happened to begin with.