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1. Goldberg Says He Tweaked His Shoulder on Raw
During a recent interview with NBC Sports, former WWE & WCW World Heavyweight Champion Goldberg noted that he tweaked his shoulder on this week’s Raw. During the interview, Goldberg also talked about Conor McGregor & UFC 205. Below are the highlights:
You showed so much emotion in your first promo back that doesn’t seem to exist in the product anymore. How were you able to channel it and express it with the microphone?
“Man, I was just trying to be myself. I truly was. At the end of the day, that’s something that I haven’t been able to do in the wrestling ring. I put myself under so much pressure to be that monster all of the time. In my situation right now, it’s not a detriment to have a heart. That’s one of my strong suits, but at the same time, I will rip your face off if you do something that I don’t like. The reigns between the two are very admirable, I believe. I think it shows that I’m diversified. I’m not just one guy. I’ve added a little dimension that I didn’t have in the past. I don’t know how to explain it, I really don’t. I’m still horrible at them promos. I’m just trying to do what I do.”
The first time you faced Brock Lesnar back at WrestleMania 20, the crowd hijacked the match. Do you feel like this is an opportunity at redemption to deliver the match in proper context?
“In a way yes, but the unfortunate thing is people look at that match differently because of the situation that we were in. They don’t appreciate the fact that we really did put on a decent match I believe. I truly do. I don’t think I need redemption man. I really don’t. At the end of the day we give 100 percent in each performance and sometimes we can’t control the situation surrounding what’s going on and we have to do our best and that’s what we did.”
What do you think of Conor McGregor’s rise?
“I think it’s indicative of the culture we have now. You have to look at the star power. You have to look at the big picture. You have to look at the money that this guy draws. I don’t like the kid. I don’t like the kid’s attitude, but I greatly appreciate his ability to be that guy. He’s working everybody and he’s doing a heck of a job. At the end of the day, the kid can back it up. So, as much as I don’t appreciate some of the brash things he does, I greatly appreciate the fact that he’s one hell of a fighter and he’s even a better promoter.”
You told Brock “you’re last,” is this really the last time we’re going to see you in a WWE ring?
“I’m sure acting like it. At the end of the day, it’s all that I’m concerned about. I take one day as it is. My body feels horrible. I tweaked my shoulder on Raw, but that doesn’t mean in five days that I’m not going to come out kicking ass and taking names like I always do.”
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