All eyes were on ESPN’s SportsCenter on Wednesday as Bill Goldberg was making an appearance, to discuss the upcoming WWE 2K17 video game as well as his relationship with the organisation he left over a decade ago.
Goldberg is the pre-order bonus this year, and he has been all over the globe promoting the latest addition in the series, but fans were just as curious to find out whether he’d be making a WWE return.
RELATIONSHIP WITH VINCE
Speaking to Jonathan Coachman, the former WCW World Heavyweight Champion revealed some interesting details regarding his relationship with Vince McMahon, and whether a comeback is out of the question or not.
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When asked about Vince, he said: “You know me, Coach, I’m completely transparent. I haven’t had a word with Vince McMahon since I left the business.
“He’s done his thing very successfully, and I like to think I’ve gone on my way and been fairly successful in my business. But at the end of the day, I’m sure that he and I will speak sometime soon.
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“I owe him a thankful handshake for giving me the ability to do this, truly. Things were different back in the day, man, this game right here, truthfully Coach, has given me thoughts of things I never thought I’d be thinking about again.”
UNSURE ON A RETURN
Perhaps seeing himself in action is giving him the itch to step inside the ring again, and he told Coach that there’s a plethora of talent he’d love to compete again, and obviously, Brock Lesnar was his first choice.
Although they looked like bitter rivals, Goldberg was full of praise for Lesnar, calling him barely human as he’s now a different type of athlete than he was back at WrestleMania XX, when Goldberg defeated The Beast Incarnate.
The interesting thing to note from his appearance is that he’s hoping to have an answer to an in-ring return by the end of the year.
Now that he’s said that, all signs are pointing towards a return as Dave Meltzer has also noted that the WWE want him to face Lesnar at Survivor Series rather than WrestleMania to coincide with the release of the video game.
He also previously noted that there’s a chance Goldberg may have already signed with the company, but nothing was confirmed on SportsCenter.
It looks like this waiting game will continue.
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