When legends of WWE are discussed, there are few names bigger than Goldberg, whose career has given a huge amount of inspiration to current wrestlers.
Though memorable, there is little argument that Goldberg's time as a professional wrestler had its ups and downs with his exit from the field being a lot less welcomed than his arrival.
At WrestleMania XX, Goldberg was to take part in his final match against fellow WWE big name and real-life friend, Brock Lesnar.
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This bout however, was one of the worst ever to be received by the crowd in attendance at Madison Square Garden that night, as the fans persistently booed the two superstars who were to be leaving the company.
For the former professional football player however, the time had undoubtedly come for him to depart from the biggest industry in sports entertainment.
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During a recent interview with Sports Illustrated, Goldberg opened up about his relationship with WWE and how he feels they have prevented him from having any kind of beneficial input into the way the company is run now.
He explained: "I’m surely not going to be somebody who pounds his chest and professes I was somebody who couldn’t be replaced, but I think I made a difference. For that character, nobody could do it better. So to not get the credit for the impact that I helped make is frustrating."
Although the 48-year-old went on to explain how he was not trying to sound cocky, he had no need to point that out.
Goldberg had an emphatic career as part of WWE and should be able to reveal why the relationship he had with the company soured, as there is unquestionably a hole which would surely be benefited by including his input.
For someone who was so vital to the way professional wrestling was played out, it is somewhat sad to know that he now feels it is almost as if WWE do not value his opinion.
When speaking about how he felt while working under WWE, the professional wrestling idol seemed to give the impression that eventually. he could not wait to part ways with the company.
He continued: "I was out of there. It was like my claustrophobia was kicking in and I couldn’t breathe. I felt that way the entire time I was there."
This sentence alone underlines the turbulent relationship Goldberg had with the company, but there is more positive news for the WWE Universe as he explained that he had recently been in talks with Triple H about a possible WWE return.
Whether this comeback will ever take place, let alone in the near future, is doubtful.
But one is for sure - if Goldberg ever did set foot inside a WWE ring again, it would be to the delight of every wrestling fan who knows him.
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