The Bill Goldberg returning to WWE rumors are heating up once again. A few days after it was reported that there was interest from both parties, more details have leaked about potential plans which would be much bigger than originally thought for the former WCW champion.
[adinserter name=”366 left”]Dave Meltzer reported last week that Goldberg was still interested in a return. Meltzer reported that Goldberg was keeping himself in shape for a hopeful match at WrestleMania 31. Meltzer’s partner in crime at F4Wonline.com Bryan Alvarez has even more details about the story.
Alvarez reports in the latest edition of Figure Four Weekly Online that the WWE plan to market Goldberg in the same way they did with the Ultimate Warrior last year. The plan would be to tie Goldberg into a major marketing campaign for the upcoming WWE 2K15 video game. This would be announced around SummerSlam according to Alvarez.
This news led to immediate speculation about this year’s WWE video game. 2K14 built off of the 30th WrestleMania and featured an entire Mania mode in the game. I think a logical guess would be that WCW will play a big part in 2K15 if Goldberg is involved in the promotion. This would also tie in the upcoming Monday Night Wars series on the WWE Network. I would have to guess that there will be some kind of WCW vs. WWE mode or just a standalone WCW mode.
I don’t see why they wouldn’t go down the WCW road at this point. They already have Ric Flair under contract and just acquired Sting a few weeks ago. This could also play a part in Sting’s role once he appears on-air. Maybe they do some kind of a rehashed invasion angle with Sting and Goldberg? It is about time that they do a little more with WCW in terms of branding and promotion.
I speculated last week about Goldberg’s match at WrestleMania. Maybe they do some kind of WCW legends vs. WWE legends match? Sting and Goldberg could team up with someone or just each other and take on a team of Rock and someone else. Before you jump to Steve Austin I’d think that you have a better chance of seeing Austin elsewhere than a nostalgia match. Either way, the video game should dovetail into something bigger down the line.
[adinserter name=”366 right”]It would appear at this point that there is some kind of a deal in place. Nobody has confirmed that Goldberg is signed and sealed but the plans seem to indicate that they believe negotiations are close, if not agreed upon. I don’t know how many people are clamoring to see Goldberg back in the ring but that could change with a focus on WCW nostalgia relating to the video game.
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