Bill Goldberg is constantly tied to WWE rumors. Will he return for one last match or run? According to the PWInsider, it seems like he’s closer to a return than most of us thought.
PWI spoke with Goldberg before WrestleMania 30 and the former WCW champ revealed that he has indeed talked with Triple H recently, but that the two never discussed a WM 30 or return match.
Here’s a quote from the retired, possible future hall-of-famer:
“Would I love to do it again and have my son and my wife, who has never seen me wrestle? Abso-d***-lutely. Would I jeopardize what I’ve done in the wrestling world just to make that happen? No. So if I wasn’t ready to do it, physically ready to do it, and it wasn’t the right situation, I wouldn’t do it just to do it. If that was the case, I’d probably be at WrestleMania this year. It just has to be right and if it’s not right, then I’m retired, for good.”
So there you have it. Goldberg is down for one last run/match, if it’s done right. But what are the odds of that happening?
It’s really hard to see WWE letting Goldberg ride off into the sunset in typical legend fashion. I doubt they’d give him time to do a farewell speech or even put him over in his final match. If he comes back, it’s going to be as a villain and he’s going to lose his final match.
Even though it’s been over 15 years since WCW beat WWE in the ratings, Goldberg still represents all that is WCW. He was their top original guy and the guy that basically went head-to-head with Stone Cold during the Monday night wars. The chances of that guy getting put over in his final WWE run, aren’t good.
WWE doesn’t need Goldberg. If he wants one last run, he’ll have to be willing to swallow some pride and do a job for someone. His run could still be booked the right way, but it’s not going to be a win-win situation for him.
The safe bet is that we never see him in a WWE ring again.