Goldberg is challenging Bobby Lashley for the WWE championship on Saturday, Aug. 21, at SummerSlam 2021.
During an interview with Sports Illustrated, Goldberg admitted that he hasn’t always given back to the wrestling business, but working with Bob gives him a chance to do that:
“I was fortunate to run through the wrestling world like a hot knife through butter in my career, and then I was gone. 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.”
“I can provide a star like Bobby Lashley a worthy adversary. I need to come back for that reason. There is also a plethora of talent that I believe is on the cusp of stardom, and I am here to help elevate them to the next level.”
Goldberg also made an appearance on WWE’s The Bump this week, where he mentioned that he only has a couple matches left on his WWE contract. Before calling it quits, he’d love to square off with Roman Reigns or John Cena:
“Neither one has stared across the ring and seen me as an opponent. So, I look at both of them the same. They’re just future victims...I only got one more match, or two more matches on my deal here, so we’ll see what happens.”
Goldberg was originally booked for a match against Roman Reigns at WrestleMania 36, but the coronavirus pandemic changed those plans; Goldberg ended up dropping the Universal championship to Braun Strowman inside an empty warehouse.
If Goldberg only has a couple matches left in WWE, do you think he should wrestle against established main event stars like Cena and Reigns, or should he instead try to help talented talents like Keith Lee and Big E reach the next level?