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Bill Goldberg Interested In WWE Return At WrestleMania 31

WWE WrestleMania often features a legend or special attraction stepping back into the ring. Unfortunately those legends or ex-stars are becoming slim pickings for the WWE. While the available list is short, there is one man who is ready for the right price. He could be next!

[adinserter block=”1″]The WWE are running out of legends and former stars. This year’s returning star was Batista who on paper looked like a great fit for the role. Timing wasn’t on his side and the power of his return was greatly minimized. The WWE will need to up their ante next year and here are just a few realistic possibilities for the spot. Can a former WCW champion fill that spot?

Dave Meltzer reports in the latest edition of The Wrestling Observer newsletter that former WCW star Bill Goldberg is ready for the right price. Goldberg has claimed that he was in negotiations with the WWE to appear at WrestleMania 30 until negotiations fell apart. According to Meltzer, Goldberg is keeping himself in shape and is ready if a deal can be reached.

The question at this point is what do you do with Goldberg if you sign him? The obvious match at 30 was Goldberg vs. Ryback. However, Ryback has cooled off quite a bit in the last few months. Any interest the company would have had in that match is gone. Could they repackage him over the next few months? Sure they can, but I have seen nothing out of Ryback that leads me to believe that push is coming.

Unfortunately the difference between Goldberg’s price and the remaining legends is quite a bit. The only other available stars are Stone Cold Steve Austin and The Rock. Both guys have shown little interest in returning to the ring, especially Austin. Rock’s last Mania match resulted in some terrible injuries that almost cost him a starring role in a major motion picture. If the WWE are looking for a special attraction, Goldberg may be the best bargain for their dollars.

These stories about Goldberg being a tough negotiator are almost infuriating. On the one hand I do applaud the guy for being a good businessman and playing hardball. On the other hand I get the feeling that he feels he is a much bigger deal than he really is. Let’s face it. Outside of the WCW marketing machine, he was a bit of a flop in the WWE. While booking had a lot to do with it, I just don’t know if fans are truly clamoring to see him back in the ring.

Let’s also not forget about his last WrestleMania appearance. He was booed out of the building at WrestleMania 20 against Brock Lesnar. Many regard that as one of the worst matches in Mania history. That said, Brock has certainly gotten that monkey off his back and has looked great overall since returning. I just don’t know how a 48-year old Goldberg will fair in today’s environment.

So what do you do with Goldberg if you bring him back? I wouldn’t even know where to start. I suppose you could play off of the real heat between he and Triple H and make that match. With Ryback at the bottom of the cards, I am not sure where you go. Keep in mind you’d probably have to put him over which makes it even more difficult.

[adinserter block=”2″]I am not saying the WWE shouldn’t sign him. I just have no idea what you’d do with him. Plus, with the new business model I don’t know if bringing back a high-priced guy for one night at Mania is worth it financially. While the deal may not be dead in Goldberg’s mind, I think timing is everything and unfortunately for old Bill, that clock is no longer ticking.

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  1. THE MAN GOLDBERG WITH A 173-0 WINNING STREAK IS WELL WORTH BRINGING HIM BACK HE WAS AWESOME AND STILL IS. HE HAS THE BEST SPEAR IN THE WWE AND HE IS STILL IN AWESOME SHAPE IF THE WWE DONT BRING HIM BACK THEY ARE REALLY DUMB MORONS. HELL THEY ARE PAYING BRAY WYATT AND HE IS THE BIGGEST BORING LAME ASS IN WWE HISTORY. AND LOOK AT THE OTHER MORON THEY JUST BROUGHT TO THE WWE ADAM ROSE REALLY WHAT A LOSER .WWE NEEDS TO WAKE THE HELL UP AND GET GOLDBERG BACK .

  2. WCW did a great job building him up to his match with Hogan. Hogan was out matched physically from the beginning and once Goldberg won the title I wasn’t really interested in him anymore. I barely remember him in WWE, that is how bad it was when he came over. I would love to see the WCW Goldberg back in the ring, but I don’t know if he is still around.

      • Well Eric according to your other post you think the Undertaker would be tied up with Lesner. So why not a legend vs legned match, Sting vs Goldberg. Not sure how you would heat up the match besides putting them in the Rumble and have the heat start from there. Other than that maybe have goldberg enter the rumble and spear Ryback to get that feud started. Or and this might work have Goldberg confront Trips and have Mr. Wrestlemanis superkick him out of his boots. That way a match with Shawn is always good for business and putting Goldberg over on Shawn wouldn’t hurt Shawn in any way.

        • Thanks for the feedback. Shawn is out since he isn’t coming back. I can’t imagine anyone clamoring for a match with Goldberg vs. Sting although if they were going to do a “WCW One Night Stand” it may be an idea. I like your idea about Ryback but they really need to do something with Ryback immediately because he is becoming less meaningful by the day.

          • WWE always throws Shawn in there some how and I understand he is done, but nothing else is at all interesting. How about Randy doing his whole legend killer angle and punt Goldberg in the head? That could be a good Wrestlemaina match and it keeps Randy of the title picture for a bit. Problem there though is Randy is not going to “lay down” for Bill. I seem to be running into the same problems you have, nothing is exciting enough for that price tag.

    • really barely remember him in WWE ? GOLDBERG IS ONE OF THE BIGGEST STARS IF NOT THE BIGGEST NO ONE WILL EVER BEAT HIS RECORD 173-0 STRAIGHT WINS

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