During a recent interview with Digital Spy, WWE Hall of Famer Goldberg talked about WWE not contacting him for a match at WrestleMania 34, rumors of him competing in the Andre the Giant Memorial Battle Royal, working with Kevin Owens & more.
Below are the highlights:
On rumors of him competing in the Andre the Giant Memorial Battle Royal:
“Oh, they were not true. Absolutely not, and I don’t know where that came from. But, when I read it online was the first I ever heard of it.”
On working with Kevin Owens (who Goldberg defeated for the Universal Championship):
“It was cool. I mean, you know, it’s tough. I’m greatly appreciative that he was a professional storyline-wise, and I went out there and beat him in a very short period of time. Unfortunately, I wasn’t able to have a little program with him of any substance because it was a conduit to get to getting somewhere else.
And he’s a great worker. Great heel. He’s a good kid. And it would have been exciting to be able to smash him a couple more times, as opposed to just once or twice. For a guy like me to go back, it’s tough to sit and have programs with all the guys that you want and with all the newcomers, because it’s just not apples to apples anymore.
I’ve created something very fortunately with the help of a lot of people and that’s what I stand on now. And thank God for that, because I’d hate to have to come back and earn my stripes again. You know, Kevin’s a great talent, and like I said, there’s a number of guys I’d love to work with, but things are a little different now.”
On if WWE had any interest in him having a match at WrestleMania 34:
“If they did, they didn’t eloquate it to me. Uh, I don’t think so. I mean, let’s be perfectly honest, if they did, they would have asked me to be involved, and then I would have had to consider it. Man, it’s a tough, tough deal for me, because even if I was offered something, you know you have to take your legacy into consideration and it’s how I came back after such a long period of time and what happened, I just don’t know how it could get much better than that.
To be able to share it with my family, to be able to come back and have at least one or two people remember who I was, and actually cheer for me, it was a very humbling experience. I’ll forever be indebted to Brock and to Vince McMahon for bringing me back and giving me that opportunity.
They didn’t have to do it, obviously it was a way of making some money for them, but for me it was a dream come true. For people to get one opportunity to do something special in their life is pretty rare, but I’ve had many. And this last one, as far as wrestling is concerned was the coolest one I could ever have had.”