Just when the wrestling world was about to give up on CM Punk returning to the WWE, they received a glimpse of hope from another former World Heavyweight champion. At WrestleMania 20, Brock Lesnar wrestled Goldberg in the absolute worst WrestleMania match in history. Both men were leaving the company after the match and neither of them cared. It was all about the money, and the passion for wrestling subsided. That former WWE superstar may return to the company pretty soon.
When Goldberg is brought up to a WWE fan, they immediately think of that infamous match with Lesnar. The only way they saved it was due to Stone Cold Steve Austin giving both of them the Stunner and drinking beer after the match. It was clear neither man wanted to be there, but TNA and WWE are trying to court the former World Heavyweight champion.
The ink is still drying on the dotted line. The newest TNA roster member to sign a new multi-year contract? Bram! pic.twitter.com/xk9KxK2BAx
— TNA Breaking News (@TNABreakingNews) December 19, 2015
TNA’s attempt to sign Goldberg comes straight from desperation and the will to stay relevant. The fact remains the same: Impact Wrestling just isn’t working out right now. Jeff Hardy is out for a lot of 2016, and Kurt Angle is gone. A lot of their top stars left for Global Force Wrestling. Signing Goldberg would enhance the product, however, if Vince McMahon is trying to do the same, WWE will most likely win that battle.
Amid those rumors, Goldberg talked with Sportstown Chicago and revealed his favorite match, which included WCW and WWE.
“Diamond Dallas Paige had a lot to do with the success of my career. When he approached me with a 14-page wrestling match, I was a bit indifferent. You just got to wrangle Dallas a little bit. He’s very enthusiastic, he’s got a very creative mind. My mentality and my persona and myself and my character more so there‘s a lot of lessons more in there, but everything was impactful. I obviously never replicated a match like that because I never had a main event like that with Dallas again and that should show you and tell you who was responsible for that match. Obviously, it takes two to tango, but I was absolutely honored to take part in a monumental match with Dallas. It was awesome, it really was. There’s no doubt it was the best match of my career.”
Giving DDP that amount of praise is a testament to the type of man Goldberg is. He’s always been a man who told the truth and was blunt about it. The rumors about the WWE bringing in Goldberg for WrestleMania 32 began with a report from Wrestling News World.
“In a recent premium news piece Richard touched upon the fact there has been some communication between Bill Goldberg and WWE about potentially working a match at WrestleMania 32 with Brock Lesnar.
“The interest of TNA in Goldberg is sure to have increased speculation about a WWE return, but it’s going to come down to money as much as anything. Goldberg is still considered a huge draw in my opinion, despite not being seen in WWE since that ill-fated match at Wrestlemania 20 against Brock Lesnar.”
Goldberg would absolutely be a huge draw for Vince McMahon. The WWE’s ratings are steadily dropping, but that man would instantly bring in a bigger audience. He’s acted in movies like The Longest Yard and remained a household name years after he became the hottest man in wrestling in his time in WCW.
— 24Wrestling.com (@24Wrestling) December 19, 2015
Would WWE fans want to see a match between Brock Lesnar and Goldberg? Personally, Goldberg would take a spot away from a younger wrestler. Then again, that match would bring in a lot of revenue and even be the main event Vince McMahon is looking for in the WWE’s biggest show of the year.
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