Teddy Long Wants Goldberg To Have Retirement Match Against Bret Hart

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It's a good thing former SmackDown General Manager Teddy Long wasn't actually making the matches, because his idea for Goldberg's retirement bout is perhaps one of the most ill-conceived of all-time. 

Goldberg's retirement match is rumoured to take place at some point this year and Long believes Bret Hart would be the ideal opponent for Da Man. 

Asked about his fellow WWE Hall of Famer's swansong by Bill Apter (for Sportskeeda), Teddy said:

"I was just thinking, you know, the person that I'd like to put him with is the person that really helped him along the way, but I don't know whether Bret wants to get back in the ring. But I'd like to, you know, for him and Bret Hart to have that final thing. I think that will be it because Bret is the guy that could hang. He can hang with Bret. Bret would make him look like a million dollars".

When Apter pointed out that The Hitman has long blamed Goldberg for ending his full-time wrestling career, Long replied: 

"That's what makes it even better...That's what makes it even better. Right there. You got a real story. This really happened between these two. So there's something to settle here. So let's see what's gonna happen"

Hart was forced to retire from in-ring competition after suffering a series of concussions, beginning when Goldberg struck him with a stiff kick to the head in their WCW Starrcade 1999 main event. 

Though Bret was able to make a brief comeback in 2010, he was limited in what he could do physically. 

Last year, Hart called for Goldberg to be removed from the WWE Hall of Fame and replaced with Barry Horowitz. 

H/T Wrestling Inc.

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