Although the big "hatch" reveal from WWE on Raw last night was just the announcement that Goldberg will be a part of the WWE 2K17 video game, it has led to some speculation that it could mean he will return to WWE for another match someday. After all, Ultimate Warrior used the video game as his reintroduction and Sting used it to dip his toe in the water before both worked out deals with the company for on-screen appearances and Hall of Fame inductions.
Could Goldberg be next?
When asked, he told The Ringer Wrestling podcast:
"Oh, who knows? Firstly, Sting and I's circumstances were much different. Sting had never been here prior. I had already been there. I did my time there for a short period of time. Had some ups and had some downs. It was a different, really cool experience, though it was a little different. Does my inclusion in WWE 2K17 mean the next step is to get back in the ring? That's not my intention by any stretch of the imagination. I initially just want to put a smile on my son's face and show him what his daddy used to do, ripping guy's heads off. If it leads to something like that then I... I don't know, man. You never say never, you really don't, and at the end of the day it's water under the bridge. Things have happened in the past. Would I love to be a wonderful father and provide more entertainment for my son? Hey, why not. But that's not why I did this. If it happens it happens. It would be a huge honor of mine but my involvement in this game, my intention... I have no more intention beyond my involvement in this game by any stretch of the imagination. If it came up then it would be a conversation that I would have to address but right now you're going to see two versions of Goldberg on WWE 2K17 and I think that's the only version you're going to see for a while."
Goldberg has had his issues with the company in the past, but they all come back eventually, right?