For pretty much the entire summer, we’ve been awash in a sea of Goldberg news, rumors, interviews and content. The WWE and WCW legend who will be spearing his way into your own video game console this month has said how much he wants to return to the ring and recent reports indicate he could be back as soon as Survivor Series, to have a 12-years-in-the-making rematch against Brock Lesnar.
During an appearance on ESPN’s “Off the Top Rope” SportsCenter segment on Tuesday night, Goldberg walked those comments back a bit, claiming that he is still weighing a potential return to the ring, but it’s not such a simple decision, as he’s currently pushing 50. But he did insist that if he does come back, that Lesnar match is at the top of the list.
“I’ve been preparing to answer that question for 12 years. Look at me, Coach. I’m an old man, here, I’m 49 years old. A guy like Ric Flair at 49 can go out and do his character, a guy at 49 to go out and do Goldberg again? I don’t know what the odds are. I want the ability to be that guy again, but there’s a compromise there. To be that guy at 49 years old, do you risk losing your legacy?
” … I really want to do it, but is it smart for me to do? Is it something that I’m going to regret? But, you know, who knows?
“There’s a plethora of people that I haven’t had the opportunity to kick their ass yet, so the list would be very long. But I would be remiss in saying that I don’t owe Brock Lesnar a rematch … I think that if I ever came back, that’d be the match.”
By the way, big ups to the ESPN editing team for playing clips of Bill murdering Super Calo over his answers. They truly understand our brand here at With Spandex.