One of WCW’s top stars during the Monday Night Wars was Bill Goldberg. His 173-0 undefeated run captured the imagination of fans, even having several runs as WCW Champion. Recently 2KSports announced that Goldberg will be a playable star for the first time since WWE Smackdown Here Comes the pain back in 2003. With the news Bill was was interviewed by WWE.com to talk about his new deal with 2K Sports. You can see highlights below, and the full interview at this link.
How the deal 2K Sports deal happened:
“I just got the phone call. It was something that we had been in talks off and on over a number of years. As a father and an ex-wrestler, it’s a dream come true. To be able to come back and be included in WWE 2K17, it’s a huge honor. That the people would even want me back after such a long hiatus is another honor.”
Goldberg joined the 2003 following the expiration of his TimeWarner contract. He immediately made an impact facing The Rock in his debut match and winning the World Heavyweight title from Triple H at Unforgiven 2003. When asked about his time in WWE, Goldberg gave his opinion on whether his run in WWE was a success:
“Hell yeah, it was successful. I got paid and I put smiles on people’s faces, so I don’t think you can say that it wasn’t a success by any stretch of the imagination. At the end of the day, leaving WrestleMania, having my hand raised, beating Brock Lesnar… I’d say it was a pretty successful tenure.”
Goldberg was heavily rumoured to appear at last years WrestleMania; whilst these were pure speculation rather than any truth, Goldbergs deal with 2K Sports has certainly sparked some interest in him having another match. For the record, Goldbergs last match was against Brock Lesnar at WrestleMania XX. Does Bill have another match in him:
“I’ve got 50 more in me. It just depends on the ability to keep it up to my standards. I love everybody to death and I greatly appreciate their opinions, but none of it matters except for mine, because I hold myself to such high standards. The reality is, you’ve got movies, TV appearances, a kid, you’re 49 years old … things aren’t like they used to be. It’s a completely different day. I’m 20 to 30 pounds less than what I was because I just don’t need to be that dude with traps from his ears to his shoulders. Would I like to be that guy again? Absolutely. He’s still in there.”