There were a lot of rumors that were swirling around before WrestleMania 32, and some of them ended up coming true. As the event came and went, there were also a lot of rumors that didn’t come true at all. One of the biggest rumors was Bill Goldberg signing with WWE and making a huge return at the pay-per-view, and it didn’t happen. Of course, he never said anything about it either. Now, however, he has addressed the rumors about possibly returning to WWE.
Since about December, the rumors were that Goldberg would be signed by WWE in time to make a return at WrestleMania 32. As time came closer, the rumors heated up more and more, but then he didn’t show up.
The thing is, Goldberg made no comment and hinted at nothing. The only time he spoke about WrestleMania 32 was when he referenced Shane McMahon being trained for his big Hell in a Cell match against The Undertaker.
As WrestleZone reported, Goldberg took to Twitter to finally comment about two hours after WrestleMania 32 ended.
“Never in the cards to show up tonight but I refused to spoil it for everyone by commenting…..thank you all for giving a sh*t,” he wrote.
It would appear that Goldberg had no contact with WWE. He knew he wasn’t going to be returning to WWE anytime soon. He knew he wasn’t going to be showing up at WrestleMania 32 in any way, shape, or form. Yet, he still didn’t say anything.
In a way, it’s almost as if he was keeping the ruse up and letting the rumors flow and swirl. Goldberg was just going to let WrestleMania 32 happen without squashing the rumors, and it’s almost as if he was just waiting for everyone to see the truth with their own eyes.
Many on social media have stated that they had heard the rumors of his return, and that was the reason they ordered the pay-per-view. WWE can thank Goldberg for at least a good number of buys.
Last summer, Goldberg had a talk with Triple H about a possible WWE return. He wanted it known that a deal could happen one day as long as it was respectful and mindful of both sides — the company and him.
Goldberg told Triple H that he was “willing to put all the bad feelings aside” and move forward with things. The thing is that after those talks, there was no progression whatsoever. Unless it’s been kept a secret, the two sides haven’t spoken again.
Still, never say never in the world of professional wrestling. Even though Goldberg did say that he was never actually going to show up at WrestleMania 32, he did let the fans know that there is always a chance of something happening.
— Bill Goldberg (@Goldberg) April 4, 2016
Next year, WrestleMania 33 will be taking place in Orlando, and unless he shows up or returns to WWE before then, the rumors will happen again. Goldberg isn’t getting any younger, and there is still plenty that he could do and a number of big feuds to be had.
For years, there have been rumors that Bill Goldberg would be returning to the ring or returning to WWE. Nothing has ever gotten further than talking, but he is always going to leave the door open. He may not have shown up at WrestleMania 32, but if WWE doesn’t do it soon, it may be too late for him to come back.
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