Bill Goldberg has been part of wrestling folklore for close to two decades now. Goldberg became a staple of WCW’s run years ago in their battle with the WWE. He was known for having a long match streak that ended controversially. It is said that the end of his streak actually helped lead to the WCW going out of business. Truth was WCW went down for multiple other reasons; the streak ending just lost some ratings for them.
When WCW went out of business, several former WCW stars ended up with the WWE. This led to many wondering if Goldberg would make his way into the WWE. In the past, Goldberg expressed that he never wanted to work for Vince McMahon, and was open about not liking him. It’s wonderful to hate someone without knowing them or ever having worked for them.
Goldberg ended up with the WWE in 2003 and was quickly used to his fullest. The WWE had him in some top rivalries with people such as The Rock and Triple H. He was even a World Heavyweight Champion once again. The return to wrestling was short-lived, however, as Goldberg ended up leaving in 2004 after a match with Brock Lesnar at WrestleMania XX.
The problem with this was that everyone knew both Lesnar and Goldberg were leaving the company after the match. So boos were heard, loud and often. The WWE figured that adding Stone Cold Steve Austin would help the cause, and the fans would not boo the match out of the building. Sadly, even the Austin addition did not help things.
Now, Goldberg could be coming back. According to the Wrestling News Observer, Golberg has mentioned he’d love to come back for one more match. If this is true, WWE may be able to convince him to sign a multi-year deal similar to Brock Lesnar where he can have a lot of time off and only wrestle a few times per year, as well as only work TV tapings.
Golberg claimed that he wants his son and wife to see him wrestle; which is why he has been vocal in the past about a possible comeback. WWE is set to be in the California area for WrestleMania 31, and it is said that Sting will be at the event. Goldberg wants to work WrestleMania if possible, and now that Sting is with WWE, he could very well feel like coming back.
The obvious match WWE would want from him would be versus Ryback. However, Goldberg may not want this to be his only match. So, it’s possible that Goldberg could wrestle Ryback at WrestleMania, then do a few more matches throughout the year with various performers. This could lead to him being in the WWE Hall of Fame the following year as a headliner.
The big issue going into this is that Goldberg would be around 48 years old by the time WrestleMania 31 came around. However, Goldberg has managed to stay in amazing shape. On top of this, plenty of people know him in and out of the ring. So his cross-over appeal would interest WWE enough to sign him back on for a final run.
Goldberg could be back within the year, according to sources. The biggest issue is that he’d have to find the right deal, for the right price. If he and WWE can come to terms, Goldberg will be back by next year, if not a bit before. The last run he had with WWE left a bad taste in his mouth, and this could be a great redemption time for him.
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