With the release of WWE 2K17 edging closer, Bill Goldberg will appear on ESPN’s SportsCenter on Wednesday to promote the upcoming video game, which features Brock Lesnar as the cover star.
This may not be a simple promotion tactic, though, as it’s expected that Goldberg may announce that he’s signed a deal with the WWE.
GOLDBERG COULD RETURN
Dave Meltzer of the Wrestling Observer Newsletter has claimed that even if he doesn’t confirm that he’s agreed to a deal with the company, he’s still in very serious talks with them and they want him back just as much.
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He said: “There was a commercial for [WWE] 2K17, and boy did they feature Brock Lesnar and Bill Goldberg in that commercial.
“There are very serious talks with Bill Goldberg right now. They may already be done for all I know.
"Everyone is avoiding the question, but where there’s smoke there’s fire, and Bill Goldberg is going to be on SportsCenter on Wednesday, and he’s going to talk about his relationship with WWE, so there’s something going on.
“Put it this way, it’s in the very strong discussion stages at worst.”
Rumours have been circulating at a crazy pace ever since Goldberg was revealed as a pre-order bonus, and he’s not shied away from stating his desire to compete in the WWE again, and there are plenty of options available.
PLENTY OF OPTIONS
With the Royal Rumble approaching, it makes perfect sense to have him return there.
It’s going to be a massive event; the WWE could pull out all the stops with the likes of Shawn Michaels and Stone Cole Steve Austin rumoured to be making an appearance in Texas.
The match would allow Goldberg to return as a surprise entrant, and it would also lighten his workload rather than diving into a gruelling singles match at 49 years of age.
He’s remained vocal about taking on Seth Rollins, which continues to look unlikely so that means Triple H could also out of the picture.
The common assumption is that he’ll return to take on Lesnar, more than a decade after Goldberg won in their one and only match back at WrestleMania XX.
Now we have to tune into SportsCenter and see whether Goldberg will give away any hints as to whether his future lies with the WWE, or whether it's been wishful thinking all along.
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