Once news broke that Goldberg was going to be included in the newest WWE video game, WWE 2K14, rumors began swirling that this meant he would be returning to the ring at some point. Those rumors, evidently, may not have been so far-fetched as they originally sounded.
According Dave Meltzer of Wrestling Observer Newsletter, “WWE and Bill Goldberg are now in talks, which adds to the list of the people who in the past it seemed they would never do business with … there has been talk of him doing next year’s WrestleMania.”
Wow! Goldberg back in a WWE ring? I thought I would never see the day. His problems with Triple H and Vince McMahon have been publicized over the years, and it seemed that we would never get to see him back on WWE TV, but that doesn’t seem to be the case. It really is a testament to the work that Triple H has done over the past few years in mending problems with former employees, such as the Ultimate Warrior and Bruno Sammartino.
If this happens to be true and Goldberg does return at Wrestlemania XXX, this could be one of the most star-studded cards in history. Between Brock Lesnar, The Undertaker and possibly The Rock to go along with current stars like John Cena, CM Punk, Randy Orton and Daniel Bryan, this already has the makings of a great line-up, so just imagine if a legend like Goldberg is added.
As far as whom he would be facing, I think the only realistic option for an opponent would be Ryback. Though he has certainly slipped from the main-event level that he was once at, the matchup of power vs. power would just be too much for the WWE to pass up. Every time Ryback enters the ring, you hear “Goldberg” chants because their gimmicks were so similar, so the planning leading up to the match would be easy enough. Goldberg could come back, and say that Ryback doesn’t deserve to be mentioned as a comparison to him, and off they go; boom. Book it, WWE.
A comeback would also be a chance for him to redeem himself from his embarrassing exit from the WWE. His last match, as you may remember, was at Wrestlemania 20 when he squared off against Brock Lesnar. This may sound like a dream matchup, but they were booed throughout the entire contest as all the fans knew that it was each man’s last match in the WWE.
This disappointing last match had to have left a bad taste in his mouth, and would give more of a reason for him to make a comeback; I hope so, at least.
Many people say that the WWE relies on part-time wrestlers far too much to drum up ratings, and to a certain extent, I agree. But when you’re talking about a guy like Goldberg, you have to pull the trigger if you have the chance. Here’s to hoping that we get to see him at Wrestlemania 30.
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