Bill Goldberg’s return to WWE and his impending match with Brock Lesnar (likely at the Survivor Series) has almost everyone excited. Ratings are up, WCW nostalgia is running wild, and Ryback is complaining about stuff. But there’s one person who isn’t entirely on board with this big return: presidential candidate Ric Flair.
On the latest episode of The Ric Flair Show, the Nature Boy explained why he doesn’t think this comeback is such a good idea, and why Goldberg should have thought the whole thing over a little bit more.
“The truth is I think Bill would be a nice addition, but, I mean, when you’ve been out of the business as long as he has, here’s the same deal: you’re wrestling Brock Lesnar, brother. That’s not a way to start out. It just isn’t. Do you know what I’m saying? Not that Bill’s fragile by any means, but when you’ve been away that long, your body hasn’t been in the ring, that’s why I say all the time, ‘time off is a wrestler’s worst enemy’. And he [has] been off a long time and to jump in there against Brock who is in peak condition all the time, because of his dual roles, either MMA or professional wrestling, he stays in top shape and I don’t know that Bill has. Bill looks great, but I haven’t seen him in the ring, so it’s a tough call. I think it’ll be interesting for the fans, but I’m glad it’s not me getting in there with Brock. I’ve been there and done that, man.”