Bill Goldberg

Bill Goldberg talks the reaction to Survivor Series finish

Brian Campbell of ESPN.com is featuring an interview with Bill Goldberg regarding the finish to his match with Brock Lesnar at the Survivor Series this past weekend.

“I think at this time in my career, the best way to take [Lesnar] down was shock and awe, to do something that nobody would expect against a monster like that. At the end of the day, you have smart marks all over the world thinking that they know the outcome of a match. I don’t believe any of them thought that was going to be it.”

Goldberg also discussed how his focus is now on the Royal Rumble in January.

WWE Network special about Goldberg in production

According to a report by The Wrestling Observer Newsletter, a new WWE 24 special for the WWE Network following Goldberg’s return is now in production.

12 COMMENTS

  1. Ah, not really. It was a stupid finish. What was actually the most shocking (cause nothing surprises me about finishes anymore) was how much the Toronto crowd continued to cheer this guy. A 49-year old guy that was out of shape & couldn’t last long in the ring. And after 12 years, WWE automatically makes him the biggest threat by handing him a quick defeat over their “beast” and “conqueror”. Its just plain dumb. Makes Lesnar, Undertaker, Cena, & Triple H all look weak now.

  2. He had a solid Match with Hunter in 2003 that I think ran like 12 to 15 minutes and ones where opponents worked over his leg or an injury that ran 10 minutes but given the nature of his in-ring gimmick he was never a long match guy.

    He certainly wasn’t out of shape physically for 49 at Survivor Series but the big question is could he have stayed in for an amount of time – I guess we’ll know during his next match with Brock and his Royal Rumble appearance.

    The biggest surprise I heard in relation to his Brocky match is the fact that it was reportedly Brock who approached Vince about the finish once they knew Goldy was up for more matches.

    Apparently Brock and Goldberg are still friends, Brock sees money in him and Goldberg wrestling and felt this type of finish would get people talking for their next matches. Vince agreed and that’s what we got.

    So I agree Goldberg is a short match guy but he is over big right now and it got people paying attention so I don’t know that they got it wrong yet, and therefore the short match thing plays into that.

    Just too bad WWE couldn’t book new talent as well.

  3. One of the reasons that the match went down the way it was was becos Brock knew that “Cold beer” was not going into the match at a 100%. He complained he hurt himself prior to the “Mega Match” and if things would have gone the way it usually went, “Cold beer” is not gonna make it to Royal Rumble and that’s not good for business for the Beast Incarnate.

  4. Nope, not blind at all. I can very well see that picture of your mother that you use for your avatar. No wonder you turned out to be a piece of waste.

  5. Indeed he was, my point exactly. There are LOTS of other wrestlers on that roster that are way more deserving of a main event push. Guys that are actually real athletes who train in the gym and are in great physical condition. Goldberg was used just for name value, because he was a big name from the past. You might as well just bring back Hogan then. I’m sure Hulk could last 90 seconds also, and at least he doesn’t sweat during his promos.

  6. We all saw how much Goldberg was sweating after just walking to the ring at RAW, could you imagine him wrestling a long match?

  7. Personally, I agree that a few weeks wasn’t enough training time after 12 years outside the ring but that’s more on WWE for agreeing to the match in such a short time span. It’s not enough time but per my comment below I don’t think that was the reason for the way it finished. That said, what they did (whether intentially or inadvertently) is give him time to train a little more properly SO the true test will be how he handles things at RR and forward.

    BTW, Goldy always sweated more in his matches and I recall Batista wearing a suit and being drenched after he had been back a while.

    You did notice for that promo that Goldberg was wearing a thick jacket, etc. right?

    After not being under those lights for 12 years, I think anyone (regardless of whether they were in shape) would be covered in sweat doing a promo. Yes, a PROMO.

    Of course he was in amazing physical shape for 49 (he jackknifed Brock like he was toilet paper) BUT was he in ring shape? Maybe not, but now he has the time to get there.

    There may be other newer talent that deserved the type of push Goldberg (and Brock and Sting and Jericho even) have gotten BUT they they don’t bump the ratings in the same way yet.

    Plus, people complain all the time that WWE doesn’t have enough content for 3 hours so why care if he gets 10-15 minutes of it when a lot of the show is backstage segments and plugs for products?

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