Bill Goldberg recently appeared as a guest on Busted Open Radio to talk about his upcoming induction into the WWE Hall Of Fame at the ceremony scheduled to take place at the Smoothie King Center in New Orleans, Louisiana during WrestleMania 34 weekend.
During the interview, Goldberg spoke about being nervous about coming back to WWE after 13 years, particularly because he left on a bad note after what he considered a “tumultuous” first run with the company.
“It was all a dream come true in that I was able to come back and try to vindicate the character in the WWE setting to the WWE fans,” said Goldberg. “The first run was a bit tumultuous for many reasons, and to be able to come back 13 years removed and get an opportunity to get in front of the people who made you who you are and ask for their acceptance again. I’ll be honest with you, it was nerve-racking. I assumed everybody was gonna boo me.”
The soon-to-be WWE Hall Of Famer then shifted to his actual return to the company and how his character evolved into him being himself.
“So, you have these impressions about what’s gonna happen, but you never know. It’s a mystery, and thank God it went well,” said Goldberg. “And, it was for all the right reasons, man, and I mean the character coming back at 50 years old had to have a chink in his armor because he was 50 years old. I’m not 285 with veins on my traps anymore. So, the fact that my family was the storyline, which truly was the storyline in real life, was something that was needed. It was the truth! I was able to come back and be Bill for the first time. You know, whether that worked in the setting, I guess it did. But, I’ll be forever grateful for [guys in the locker room] for welcoming me with open arms.”
Check out the complete Bill Goldberg interview above, or at YouTube.com.