NFL rookie Robert Griffin III recently spoke out about his favorite pro wrestling memories, matches and wrestlers.
Griffin on what wrestling he watched: “I watched a little WCW and WWF at the time. I was a huge Goldberg fan when he had that long winning streak, which I think was ended by Kevin Nash when he was fighting for the title. I was a huge fan of Shawn Michael and Stone Cold Steve Austin. Shawn Michaels, the Heartbreak Kid… one of my earliest memories was him beating The Rock, the rock was early in his career, and then Shawn Michaels getting beaten by Stone Cold, which kind of ended the first part of his career with that Stone Cold Stunner.”
Griffin on why he watched WCW more than WWE: “It seemed like it was a little more exciting at that time, WCW was. You had nWo, with Kevin Nash, Goldberg then Sting in there, Ric Flair. Hulk Hogan was still hanging around a little bit in WCW at taht time. It was pretty exciting, but they were on separate nights so I did get my dosage of both, but I definitely leaned toward WCW.”
Griffin on his favorite wrestler of all-time: “It’s definitely Goldberg with Shawn Michaels a close second.”
Griffin on his favorite matches of all-time: “Unfortunately, my two favorite matches were probably the matches that the guys I wanted to win didn’t win. Shawn Michaels vs. Stone Cold Steve Austin where Shawn Michaels lost. Then Goldberg when he was going for the title against Kevin Nash and Kevin Nash put him in that Jacknife powerbomb and pretty much ended his winning streak even though Goldberg came back later and won the title. Those were probably my two favorite matches just because of the buildup and the stories behind them. [Nash] didn’t win fairly . . . He did cheat. That’s the only way you can beat Goldberg, though.”
Check out the full interview online at CBSLocal.com.