WWE Hall of Famer Goldberg had returned to the company five years ago when worked a program with Brock Lesnar and 10-year-old Gage got a chance to be on-screen with his father. He is currently back for this program with Lashley and MVP, creating memories that will forever last in Goldberg’s heart. Speaking with Justin Barrasso of Sports Illustrated the WCW legend revealed that he got a text from WWE Hall of Famer Ric Flair when Gage was featured in the programming.
“I came back five years ago for my family,” Goldberg says. “I wanted my wife and son to experience this and see an event where I was working, which they’d never seen before. As soon as Gage was back on camera this summer, the first person I got a text from was [Ric] Flair. We all know his affinity for his children, and he’s also someone that has had interactions with his children on screen. That’s priceless. So I am ready to risk anything and everything to provide my son and myself with that opportunity.”
Goldberg opens up on his return
He is set be in his second match of the year at SummerSlam that will fulfill his yearly contractual obligation with WWE. He last appeared at the Royal Rumble, giving a similar spotlight to McIntyre in their match together. At 54, his limitations in the ring are evident, but he still wants to contribute to the company.
“Whether I’m 25, 35, or 105, I’m still Goldberg,” he says. “My mentality allows me to still get in the ring and entertain the people to an extent that I don’t tarnish anything or everything that I’ve done. Those are considerations you need to make when you come back. I don’t need to come back, I don’t have to. I’m here because I want to be here. Mentally, I know I can do it. Physically, it’s a little harder. But given enough time, I still can do it.
I was fortunate to run through the wrestling world like a hot knife through butter in my career, and then I was gone,” Goldberg says. “Serving the business is a responsibility. That includes getting butts in seats and making sure people invest in the product, but it also means you have to give back. I didn’t always do that before. But that’s my duty, and that’s a big reason why I am here. I owe the business a lot more than I have given.
He is set to challenge Bobby Lashley at SummerSlam on August 21.