Goldberg says he has "50 more" WWE matches left in him

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Earlier this week, Goldberg was announced as the bonus playable character for those who pre-ordered WWE2K17.

Since then, the idea of the legendary wrestler returning to the organisation in real-life and not just in pixelated form has been speculated upon by fans. Rumours have even sprung up about a potential feud with Brock Lesnar, the man he last fought in WWE back in 2004.

Now, speaking in an interview with WWE themselves, Goldberg has done little to quieten such talk - telling fans that he feels like he has 50 more wrestling matches left in him.


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"I’ve got 50 more (matches) in me. It just depends on the ability to keep it up to my standards," Goldberg told WWE.com.

"I love everybody to death, and I greatly appreciate their opinions, but none of it matters except for mine because I hold myself to such high standards.”

The WCW legend and one-time World Heavyweight Champion did, though, temper his claims by admitting there are a lot of obstacles that stand between him and a return to in-ring action:

"The reality is, you’ve got movies, TV appearances, a kid, you're 49 years old...things aren't like they used to be.

"It's a completely different day. I'm 20 to 30 pounds less than what I was because I just don't need to be that dude with traps from his ears to his shoulders. Would I like to be that guy again? Absolutely. He's still in there."

After spending the best part of the last decade pursuing ambitions in TV and movies, Goldberg did return to wrestling in some capacity back in mid-2015 when he appeared at a 'Legends of Wrestling' show alongside the likes of Rob Van Dam and Scott Steiner. He followed that up with another appearance in January 2016.


Whether he is really capable of another half century of high-intensity matches, however, is another question. That is before we get to whether the WWE hierarchy would actually want him back in the organisation moving forward.

If anything, the WWE appears to be moving towards a more youthful roster rather than relying on legends of the squared circle to build up interest.

Having said that, with the impending brand split now on the horizon, Vince McMahon and co. will need plenty of Superstars to fill both rosters.

Bringing back Goldberg, even if it was only for a brief stint to seek revenge against The Beast Incarnate, would be a pretty dramatic way to kick off the latest brand split era.

If that proves to be wishful thinking, at the very least the WWE Universe can take solace in being able to see Goldberg wreak havoc on the main roster on WWE 2K17.

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