Bill Goldberg was asked whether his WWE run was successful during a new interview with the WWE website to promote the WWE 2K17 video game. “Hell yeah, it was successful,” Goldberg said. “I got paid and I put smiles on people’s faces, so I don’t think you can say that it wasn’t a success by any stretch of the imagination. At the end of the day, leaving WrestleMania, having my hand raised, beating Brock Lesnar… I’d say it was a pretty successful tenure.”
Goldberg was also asked whether he has another match left in him. “I’ve got 50 more in me,” he said. “It just depends on the ability to keep it up to my standards. 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 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.” Read the full interview at WWE.com.
Powell’s POV: Goldberg’s WWE run was a creative letdown and he has spoken at length in the past about his belief that Vince McMahon and Triple H didn’t like him. Triple H and Shawn Michaels were both sour on the idea of Goldberg being inducted into the WWE Hall of Fame in a 2010 interview. Triple H pointed to Goldberg’s brief run in pro wrestling as a potential con, and Shawn Michaels stated that Goldberg is “not even in the ballpark” for Hall of Fame consideration for the same reason. Of course, things tend to change as time goes on and Goldberg even stated in 2015 that he told Triple H that he was willing to put their differences aside and do business if they wanted him to do another match, but he noted in the same interview that it didn’t go anywhere. Goldberg did not address those topics in the new interview, but he did speak about his friendship with Sting, mentors, the tension that existed when he worked for WWE (without mentioning Vince or Hunter by name), and more.