On a number of occasions the WWE has attempted to lure Bill Goldberg back into the ring, but even today nothing has come to fruition.
Goldberg is still a big name in the wrestling industry as he was one of the key members during the glory days of WCW before the WWE purchased their rivals. Goldberg then made an eagerly anticipated move to the WWE, albeit only for one year.
He is well known for his lengthy undefeated streak in singles competition, which stands at 173-0.
The last time we saw Goldberg inside the ring was over a decade ago, March 14, 2004 saw Madison Square Garden play host to WrestleMania XX; the same night John Cena became United States Champion, The Undertaker returned after being buried alive at Survivor Series to defeat Kane and Eddie Guerrero retained his WWE Championship against Kurt Angle.
On the same night Goldberg met Brock Lesnar inside the ring with Stone Cold Steve Austin as the special guest referee. Goldberg went on to win that match as Austin hit a Stunner on both men as they made their exit from the WWE.
The WWE have reached out to Goldberg multiple times over the past few years, we have seen the return of many past superstars and Goldberg has always been seen as a potentially profitable one due to his popularity amongst the fans, and Goldberg has revealed that he and old rival Triple H discussed a potential return for him.
Prior to WrestleMania XXX PWInsider caught up with the former World Heavyweight Champion as he mentioned that they discussed general things about the company and contrary to the heavily speculated news that he was set to face off against Ryback, he denied that any discussions involved a potential match with Ryback, who has fallen down the ranks since his heel turn.
The rumours suggested that Goldberg would go over to Ryback which would elevate him in the WWE as a serious competitor, but nothing of that sort happened. But Goldberg said he would return so his wife and son can see him wrestle.
Regarding a potential WWE return he told PWInsider: "Would I love to do it again and have my son and my wife, who has never seen me wrestle? Abso-damn-lutely. Would I jepordize what I've done in the wrestling world just to make that happen? No.
"So if I wasn't ready to do it, physically ready to do it, and it wasn't the right situation, I wouldn't do it just to do it. If that was the case, I'd probably be at WrestleMania this year. It just has to be right and if it's not right, then I'm retired, for good."
So what is right for Goldberg? The Ryback feud is probably out of the question now as the WWE probably won't push him to the heights they have done so previously. Is another bout with his rival Triple H on the cards? Perhaps to settle an old score with Brock Lesnar or Stone Cold Steve Austin?
Goldberg was only involved in a few rivalries during his stint in the WWE, he made his debut in explosive fashion where he feuded with The Rock, followed by Chris Jericho and a lengthy feud with Triple H for the World Heavyweight Championship.
The talks have always broken previously strictly because of financial reasons, as Goldberg valued himself much higher than what the WWE were offering. That is understandable as the Goldberg DVD was the top seller in 2013, selling more than the 'Triple H: Thy Kingdom Come' DVD; so it shows that Goldberg is still relevant and profitable, so the two parties must have agreed on a deal of some sort.
It would seem as if Goldberg didn't accomplish as much in the WWE, and he has unfinished business. Perhaps if the right story does come up, Triple H will be on the phone to him again and this time it could actually happen.
WWE fans, do you think we will ever see Bill Goldberg in a WWE ring again? If so, who will he be up against? Let me know in the comments below or come discuss all things WWE with me on Twitter @RazK28.
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