When it comes to legends of WWE airing their views, the company often welcomes any opinion. With the case of Bill Goldberg however, WWE is not always as keen on hearing what he has to say.
This may well be because of the negative terms Goldberg left the company on some 11 years ago, but for now he does not shy away from having an input on the state of WWE now.
A former football player as well as wrestler, the 48-year-old made it clear which direction he wants his eight-year-old son to take in the future:
"One thing's for sure ... I'll buy a company and have him work for ME before he went into the WWE...I hope to god he goes to the NFL."
Since his departure from the company, Goldberg has often criticised Vince McMahon as well as WWE as a whole, taking to Twitter to say that he would only return if 'they knew how to do business' and that Triple H would 'hands down' be the person he would love to spear.
During a more recent interview on The MMA Hour, Goldberg explained that his first love was always football and that professional wrestling was something he grew to love.
He explained: "That passion was an acquired passion, but it will never leave me. Any time someone stops me in the street and asks me for an autograph, pro wrestling gave me that."
His feelings on a WWE return and potential WWE Hall of Fame induction however, did remain very clear:
"I'd love to get back in the ring so my son could see me, but that's it. I've expressed my feelings once or twice on the phone. I'm not picking up my phone and calling anyone for employment. I've made my opinions known. Would it be an honor to be bestowed Hall of Fame credentials? Yeah. Does it define me as a person? No."
There is little argument that the inclusion of WWE legends has been a vital part of the company with regard to maintaining the interest of the WWE Universe of late.
With the upcoming WrestleMania XXXI event which takes place this coming Sunday at the Levi's Stadium in Santa Clara, California for example, huge professional wrestling names such as Sting and The Undertaker will be making welcomed appearances.
Although The Undertaker had his streak emphatically defeated by Brock Lesnar at WrestleMania XXX last year, his inclusion at this year's event was always going to be one which WWE fans were hoping to see.
As for Sting, his impact on WWE has been huge despite him only have made few appearances, but his match with WWE Authority member Triple H, will doubtlessly be one of the most exciting moments of the biggest night on the WWE calendar on Sunday night.
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