Goldberg on WWE Return: ‘You always have doubts’

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Goldberg recently spoke to Eric Bischoff about his motives and hesitations before his recent World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE) return in 2016. The 50-year-old spoke about a lot of issues and also about his recent stint with the WWE.

Goldberg reportedly had issues with WWE management during his 2003-04 stint. Eric Bischoff was quick to probe him about the aforementioned issues.

“You always have doubts. You like to think the scenario is set to where it’s a slam dunk and everything will go as planned. In any business these days things can go awry. Go against the grain and go against what was in stone and written down,” Goldberg spoke on the recent edition of Bischoff on Wrestling.

“As rough as I am and staunch as I am about things I believe in. Whether they be right or wrong, I have conviction in them. I am not a bad guy. I have feelings and I want these guys to understand that I am greatly appreciative.”

Goldberg’s early run with WWE

Eric Bischoff worked with the WWE in the past. However, it was not before his time with the World Championship Wrestling (WCW) wrestling promotion. It was the time when Goldberg was WCW’s top star.

The WWE bought WCW back in 2001 following which a multitude of WCW stars including Goldberg jumped ship to WWE. The legendary performer competed in the WWE for a few months from 2003. The man from Bonsall, California won the WWE World Heavyweight Championship until his run with the company ended at WrestleMania 20 in 2004.

Goldberg could make a potential WWE return in future

Goldberg made his WWE return after 12 years in 2016. He would go on to defeat Brock Lesnar and Kevin Owens. He won the WWE Universal Championship defeating the latter.

However, the man with the longest undefeated streak in professional wrestling lost his Universal title at WrestleMania 33 to Lesnar. Following his ‘Mania loss, Goldberg addressed the fans stating that he’d be stepping away from the sport once again.

“The business is the business. I had tension coming in because I am always defensive with stuff like, “I’ve gotta protect this…” or, “I’ve got to protect that.” I was as open as possible,” Goldberg added.

“I think more open than I ever have been in wanting acceptance from the guys. Needing that so that I felt better about coming in and not being that guy who hides in his back room and comes out when it’s just his time.”

Goldberg has stepped away from the ring for the time being. However, he has not ruled out a potential return to the ring in the future.

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