Soon-to-be WWE Hall Of Famer Bill Goldberg recently appeared on Booker T’s Heated Conversations podcast for an in-depth interview about his recent run in WWE. Featured below are some of the highlights from the interview.
On being physically limited during his most recent WWE run: “It was surreal, man. I was far removed from the 290 lbs., traps popping out of my ears, and deltoids as big as 20 lbs. bowling balls. My adrenaline was there, everything was there, the honor couldn’t be any bigger, the responsibility was huge, the pressure was huge, but I would have liked to have been Godzilla doing it like I used to be and I would’ve liked to have been given an opportunity to maybe [gorilla] press a could of dudes and do some of the moves I used to do back in the day.
“I was limited with my repertoire because of everything, because of storyline or whatever it may be, but I would’ve liked to have given more because of the Goldberg two move crap. I’m sick of hearing it!”
On getting banged up during his match against Brock Lesnar at WrestleMania: “Well, being older, how did I feel after? I think my groin turned black. The back of my right quad turned black. The back of my quad, excuse me. The back of my right leg turned black, I think, two weeks after ‘Mania. It didn’t happen till then! My body was in shock, I think! But I’ll be honest with [Booker], man. I’ll be honest. I was ready to go that night and I could’ve gone. I mean, whatever.”
On being ready to go longer during the Lesnar match: “I was waiting for Brock to hit me with 10 more suplexes. I was amped. I was ready to go. If there was ever a match or a time that I realized a good formula, it was that night because I was relaxed!”
On being fortunate to get a second chance with WWE: “I’ll tell you what, I had a great time, man! All things considered, it was an unbelievable opportunity. I wish I could have done this, I wish I could have done that, but taking everything into note, man, I’m one of the luckiest dudes in the world to get to come back and get that opportunity to rectify a lot of the things that had happened before and I couldn’t do it by myself! I mean, Vince was a completely different person, at least to me. Our relationship is completely different, man.”
Check out the complete Bill Goldberg interview from the Heated Conversations podcast at Podbay.fm.