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Goldberg Discusses WWE 2K17, Possible Return

After it was revealed that Goldberg would be the special pre-order DLC, rumors immediately arose about whether or not he might make a comeback in WWE, where he last worked in 2004. In the past, wrestlers appearing in WWE video games has often been a precursor to a return, including Bret Hart, Ultimate Warrior, and Sting. The former World Champion appeared on Bill Simmons’ podcast to do a little promotional work for the game, and of course, the question came up. Here’s what Goldberg had to say about a potential return to wrestling:

“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.”

It should be noted that while WWE’s permission is needed to include Goldberg in the game, his contract for appearing is with developer 2K Games, not WWE.

Stephen Randle

Stephen Randle

Stephen Randle is an avid wrestling and film fan. He's been writing about WWE, movies, and video games for Goliath since 2015.