For years, wrestling fans have wanted Bill Goldberg to return to WWE, get back in the ring, and wrestle again. While it's not totally out of the question, as time goes on it seems less and less likely that the 48-year-old will ever wrestle again. Still, some think he will, and Goldberg actually spoke of a conversation he had with Triple H in which he told him what it would take to get him back in a WWE ring.
Goldberg sat down with Sports Illustrated's Extra Mustard to talk about life, his career, and what the future may hold for him. One of the biggest icons to ever set foot in a WCW ring is going to appear at a "Legends of Wrestling" event at Mets' Citi Field on Sunday, but when will he actually wrestle again?
Recently, Goldberg had a conversation with Triple H, who is now just about calling all the shots in WWE. Apparently, the former champion let Trips know what it would take to get him wrestling again and how it would work.
"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 one 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."It was way back in 2003 that Goldberg signed a deal with WWE and had feuds with The Rock, Kane, Triple H, and others. In Early 2004, Goldberg and then WWE Champion Brock Lesnar crossed paths, and their feud began.
Goldberg wrestled Lesnar at WrestleMania XX with Stone Cold Steve Austin as the special guest referee. That was the last time that Goldberg was seen in WWE, and since then, Lesnar has returned and is tearing up the company in fantastic ways.
Some wonder if he'll ever end up in the WWE Hall of Fame as well, and Goldberg admits it would be nice. Still, he's not going to beg to be put in there.
"I don't have a time limit and age is just a number for me. If the Hall of Fame presents itself, then I'll do it in a heartbeat. But it's not something where I sit here and go, 'Man, I wish the WWE would induct me in the Hall of Fame.' I don't think about what I would say in my speech or who would induct me. I don't think about that, by no stretch of the imagination."A semi-decent relationship seems to be in place between Bill Goldberg and WWE, and that seems even more true as rumors state he will be a part of the WWE 2K16 video game. In order to get him back in the ring though, a few certain needs and requests need to be met, but let's never say never.
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