Goldberg recently spoke about the rumors that he will return at WrestleMania 30 and more. Here are the highlights….
On Rumors of a Return at WrestleMania 30: “I don’t know where that rumor came from. Have I spoken to them at times? Absolutely. Is my DVD coming out? Yes. Am I going to WWE to be at WrestleMania? No, but there is eight months until WrestleMania. So, at this moment, I can tell you I’m not planning to be there by any stretch of the imagination, but you never know. Things could change. If the offer is to go to WrestleMania and to wrestle [Ryback] and put him over, at the end of the day, me in the ring with Ryback wouldn’t be my ultimate opponent of my choosing. I’d like to wrestle Undertaker with the streak versus streak. You know I’ve never gotten in the ring with him. Let’s give the people something they’ve never seen before. I think after everybody sees what I did out there, I can still do everything I used to do, even at 46-years-old. I’d love to wrestle him. Obviously, [Steve] Austin is a dream match, but the reality is I just want to give the people what they want to see.”
On His Heel Turn in WCW: “The reality is it is a fictional business, and sometimes that isn’t the case. Sometimes business wise it’s not the smartest thing to do. That’s why some people didn’t like me and the way I treated my character. The night I turned bad they had me go against Hacksaw Jim Duggan, who came back from cancer and I had a Make-A-Wish kid in the back. She had no clue as to what we were doing. Therefore she took it to heart and was balling when I got back to the room. The next day I told them I was going back. Is that a good business thing? No, but sometimes there are other things more important than business. So if I ever leave a legacy and when I’m gone, you think about the difference he left in wrestling. They talk about John Cena and all the Make-A-Wish’s he has done. That’s what I want them to remember me because I made a difference with the kids because the kids are our future. There is nothing more important than putting a smile on a kid’s face.”
On Ryback Being Compared to Him: “I don’t think it was his idea to change his gimmick up,” Goldberg said. “He is just taking direction. It gets annoying. It surely got annoying when people called me Steve Austin, but at the end of the day, I took it as a compliment. If I was Ryback or whatever his name is, and I’m not going to be sitting here on my high-horse, but hey man, you have to look in the mirror and thank God that they are comparing him to me. I got more talent in one finger than that punk has in his entire body. I have at 46-years-old more presence than he could have in his entire life. The only reason I’m adamantly antagonized is because he has opened his mouth a couple of times as of late. I guess he was over in Europe and said he took a big Goldberg or something. Ask Triple H. I don’t like people talking about me when I’m not in the business. Ryback, if I see you around, you better hold on tight. That’s all I got to say. This ain’t the WWE. This is called life.”