On this date in WCW history: Chris Jericho vs Fake Goldberg at Fall Brawl 1998

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The very best incarnation of Chris Jericho was the one who did whatever he wanted late in his run with World Championship Wrestling (WCW) because he knew he would face little or no consequences for it.

Such was the case, in many ways, with his phantom program with then World Heavyweight Champion Bill Goldberg.

It was 1998 and Jericho badly wanted to work with the former footballer. He was the biggest name on the WCW roster, after all, and Y2J thought he could have an entertaining feud with him. So he started calling him out in the hopes he would get his way.

But that never happened.

The generally accepted story is that Goldberg simply didn't want to work with the much smaller and far less famous Jericho. And if he didn't want to, well, he didn't have to. That left Jericho to resort to doing things like he did on this date in history (Sept. 14, 1998) when he wrestled a Fake Goldberg at Fall Brawl.

Even better than that, though, was what Jericho did before the match. He parodied Goldberg's infamous long backstage entrance with security by getting a security team of his own to lead him out to the ring. Except they kept getting lost along the way, finally making it out to the stage after a few good minutes.

Jericho squashed Fake Goldberg and became the Fake World Heavyweight Champion. Watch it all go down after the jump.

Also on this date in history: Curt Hennig turns heel at Fall Brawl and slams a cage door on Ric Flair's head

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