For years now, WWE fans have wanted Goldberg to return to the company. Since his controversial departure after WrestleMania 20, the heat has fixated on him. Words were shared, and Goldberg announced his displeasure about the company many times before. In an earlier report on the Inquisitr, Goldberg talked about a WWE return, but noted that if he returned for wrestling, it’d be on his own.
Now, Goldberg spoke with Sports Illustrated about the WWE and why he doesn’t think they want him back.
“I had a conversation with Paul [Levesque] recently and I said, ‘Listen, I’m willing to put everything aside. If you guys want to sit down and make some money and have some fun, then let’s do it. My son wants to see me wrestle, and I’m willing to put all the bad feelings aside. If you guys want to move forward and do this thing the right way, then let’s talk.’ And that’s the way it ended. There’s nothing there.
Truthfully, I don’t even think they want me to come, period. I’m just not of them. The fact that I’m not far outweighs the financial gain, which they truly may not even believe is there. And I’m good with that. I’m absolutely fine with that.”
Goldberg did say that he would accept a WWE Hall of Fame bid if it were offered to him. The WWE and Goldberg may never see eye to eye, but most WWE legends come back. A few examples are the Ultimate Warrior and Bret Hart. For Warrior, his case was a bit different than Hart’s, but Hart’s return was very shocking.
The one thing about Goldberg that the WWE would benefit from is his stardom. People know who Goldberg is, especially WWE fans. During his original run with WCW, he was as over as John Cena was in the climax of his babyface run. WCW fans loved Goldberg, especially when he won the WCW Heavyweight title.
Since Goldberg promised that he wouldn’t return to the WWE months ago, where does he go from here? Global Force Wrestling is an option, but Jeff Jarrett may not have the funds to pay him. TNA is going downhill, so Goldberg might not even consider that an option. As far as the Independent scene is concerned, the only possibilities include Legends of Wrestling, which is a special event.
The WWE may want to consider getting Goldberg back, due to the star power and pop he’d receive alone. Nobody else will be able to afford Goldberg, so the WWE would be getting a lot in return. Plus, a WrestleMania 32 match including Goldberg would help sell out AT&T Stadium.
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