It all started with a video game commercial. Can you believe that’s how Bill Goldberg was reintroduced to WWE audiences after a 12-year sabbatical from the wrestling business? But here we are, nearly two years later, and Goldberg not only became a playable video game character, he beat Brock Lesnar at Survivor Series, won the WWE Universal Championship from Kevin Owens at Fastlane — and then lost it in spectacular fashion to Lesnar at WrestleMania 33.
The night after Mania, Goldberg hit the ring and kinda-sorta announced his retirement, and ever since then, scuttlebutt has been he will be the marquee name for WWE’s Hall Of Fame Class of 2018.
Well, what was once conjecture is now confirmed, thanks to WWE itself, who announced Goldberg’s induction via press release. He will headline a class that is rumored to also include the Dudley Boyz, Bam Bam Bigelow, Ivory and Kid Rock.
Here’s what Triple H had to say about Goldberg getting the nod:
“Goldberg’s unique athleticism, persona and intensity captured the imagination of sports entertainment fans around the world throughout his illustrious career. We are honored to have Goldberg take his rightful place in the WWE Hall of Fame.”
Twitter was abuzz following the news of Goldberg being honored:
The WWE Hall of Fame class of 2018 induction ceremony will take place Friday, April 6 at New Orleans’ Smoothie King Center, and tickets go on sale this Friday, January 19. No word on who will induct Goldberg yet, but honestly, if it’s not Duane Gill, what are we even doing, people?