Goldberg Discusses Negative Fan Reaction To Part Timers
Goldberg who continues to tease a one off return to WWE was asked if he fears the negative reaction that many part timers have got, during an interview with Ring Rust Radio:
Obviously in anybody’s mind, any type of failure, whether it be to yourself or the fans or management, is something that you don’t want to encounter and if you can keep yourself out of it then that’s always a consideration if you’re a smart person. How much that would play in my decision? Honestly, it wouldn’t play very much because that’s not why I would do it. At the end of the day, I would do it to invoke a positive response from my son and my wife. I’d love to be able to please the fans, so many of them that have asked me over the last 10 to 11 years to go back, I would obviously do it for them also. It’s always a crap shoot. Whether you’re away 10 years or you’re away 10 minutes every single time I’ve looked at it, you’re only as good as your next performance. So it would weigh in my mind but it wouldn’t be a factor in my decision.
Goldberg also discussed his winning streak ending:
From time to time I’ve shown displeasures to the way that it ended and Kevin was on the booking committee for a couple of weeks and it was just timing. I believe the creativity to keep it going could have happened, but I’ll plead the fifth again and just say I’m a performer, not an entertainer in that I can take direction and go out and complete it but I can’t develop the storyline. My job was not a booker by any stretch of the imagination and I try not to give my opinion as to who I think should’ve beaten me because I don’t get into the storyline as much as the next guy. It was those guys’ decision, they’ve been in the business, collectively, probably 100 years, so who am I to question that? As a human being you’re always going to question things but it’s not my place, I was just the talent. I wish Godzilla would’ve beaten me, or Big Foot, or something like that. I just think Scott Hall should’ve hit me with the taser that sticks in your chest from across the ring, but so be it.
Feelings on a Possible Hall of Fame Induction:
To get any type of accolade like that when you’re in a given sport or profession is the ultimate honor. But again, like I said about me stepping back in the ring, it’s not something that I long for every morning. Would I deem my wrestling career a failure if I didn’t join it? No. It would be a hell of an honor for sure. There are people there that deserve it and there are people there that don’t deserve it and I’m not anyone to say that I deserve it by any stretch of the imagination. It would be an honor for sure because there are a lot of legends there and it is a sport that put my name at the forefront and I owe it a lot of credit for me being able to talk to you right now and have my own podcast and be a television actor. Yes it would be an honor but I wouldn’t feel incomplete if it didn’t happen at the end of the day.
Female Fan Jumps Barrier At SmackDown
Live reports from last night’s WWE SmackDown tapings from Atlanta note that a female fan jumped the barrier when the Shield hit the ring. She was quickly apprehended and escorted out by security/police.
Kane Raising Awareness About Concussions
Kane and WWE doctor Dr. Chris Amann were recently in Knoxville raising awareness about concussions: