WWE Legend Goldberg compares the similarities between himself and the NXT Champion Bron Breakker
Since his debut NXT Champion Bron Breakker has been an exhibition of power and ferocity in the ring. A second generation superstar, Breakker is the son of Rick Steiner and the nephew of Scott Steiner.
Although he didn’t use the Steiner name, he definitely adopted their The ‘Powerhouse’ style of wrestling. A style that has helped Bron capture the NXT Championship twice.
Another WWE Legend that was know for this style was Bill Goldberg. Goldberg had a streak that built him up to be the apex of the ‘Powerhouse’ style. He powered through and demolished 173 opponents before finding defeat.
Recently in an interview on ‘The Roman Atwood Podcast’ Goldberg said that he could some similarities between himself and the NXT Champion.
The Hall of Famer said he sees Bron Breakker as a younger version of himself. He spoke of about Bron Breakker and what he sees of himself in the rising star.
“Rick Steiner’s son, who’s now Bron Breakker, who’s the champion of NXT. It’s kind of like the farm… it’s not the farm league, I’ll get lambasted for that. But it’s another segment of WWE of the new up and comers basically.” “Well, he’s me basically. He’s spearing dudes and they wanted him to jackhammer people. He’s the son of one of my best friends and I love this kid.”
Goldberg’s and Breakker’s paths have crossed before
Wrestling style isn’t the only similarity the two share. Bron Breakker revealed despite being a big fan of Goldberg. He does regret getting the same iconic tattoo as Goldberg when he was 18 years old.
Another area of common ground for the two is they both made the transition from the NFL to wrestling “He went up and he tried to play for Baltimore, I think he was a free agent for the Ravens. The kid is unbelievably athletic but he’s one of the smartest kids, man. He’s knowledgeable in the business because he grew up with it.”
Goldberg also shared how he may have had an influence on Bron Breakker growing up “I was hanging out with him and his dad when he was Gage’s age. Now look at him.”
The Legend even spoke as though Bron wanted his childhood friend to join him.
“He’s calling me last night and we’re talking about the business and he’s like ‘Man, if Gage ever needs anybody to make a phone call for him, I’ve got a rolodex of these coaches.’ I’m like, is this really Steiner’s son man? I remember when he was Gage’s age.” (H/T www.fightful.com)
Goldberg’s reflection lends a little insight into how close he is to Bron Breakker and his family. There’s no wonder he’s had such an influence on the current NXT Champion in and out of the ring.
With both wrestlers active on WWE’s roster some may speculate there’s a chance these two may even cross paths one day.
Whether it be a tattoo or using ‘The Spear’, Bron Breakker is making sure Goldberg’s image and style remain fresh in the WWE. Keep an eye on www.WrestlingRepublic.com to see what’s next for Bron Breakker.
(Bron Breakker Photo Credit : WWE.com)