When WCW went out of business, several former WCW stars ended up with the WWE. This led to many wondering if Goldberg would make his way into the WWE. In the past, Goldberg expressed that he never wanted to work for Vince McMahon, and was open about not liking him. It’s wonderful to hate someone without knowing them or ever having worked for them.
The problem with this was that everyone knew both Lesnar and Goldberg were leaving the company after the match. So boos were heard, loud and often. The WWE figured that adding Stone Cold Steve Austin would help the cause, and the fans would not boo the match out of the building. Sadly, even the Austin addition did not help things.