Report: Goldberg could be making a comeback to wrestle Brock Lesnar
Rumors of a potential WWE comeback for Goldberg have been swirling for months, and it seems that a long-awaited WrestleMania XX rematch with Brock Lesnar may actually be happening. WWE legend and Hall of Famer Jim Ross tweeted Tuesday night that sources have informed him the 49-year-old could be returning for his first WWE match in more than 12 years later this year at Survivor Series.
Goldberg, for what it's worth, shot down the report on Twitter. He is scheduled to appear on SportsCenter Wednesday night for an interview with former WWE reporter Jonathan Coachman.
Reading the Internet.... you never know who to believe do you? #WhosNext— Bill Goldberg (@Goldberg) October 5, 2016
Renewed speculation over a Goldberg-Lesnar match began when WWE 2K17 promo videos cleverly showed Goldberg being taken to Suplex City. Goldberg is playable character in the game, and Brock Lesnar is the cover star. Since then, Goldberg's said in an interview with Stone Cold Steve Austin that he's still been training intensely in the gym, and he looks to be in great shape. Here he is wiping his nose on a Brock Lesnar t-shirt before tearing it in half.
At SummerSlam in August, fans inside the Barclays Center chanted Goldberg's name after Lesnar defeated Randy Orton by TKO, hoping that the former WCW phenom would emerge and confront Lesnar. Lesnar has not appeared on WWE programming since SummerSlam, though he did defeat Randy Orton at an untelevised live event on the eve of Clash of Champions. Orton has moved on to a feud with Bray Wyatt on SmackDown, which opens the door for Lesnar to face anyone.
Goldberg's final match in WWE was against Lesnar at WrestleMania XX in 2004 (with Austin as a special referee) - and it was an absolute disaster. Fans knew going into the match that Goldberg was about to leave WWE, and that Lesnar intended to launch an NFL career, so both men were showered with boos throughout the match. Goldberg won, and after leaving the ring fans sang "Na Na Hey Hey Goodbye," which prompted Lesnar to flip off the crowd.