Goldberg Speaks On His Past Fight With Chris Jericho, A Possible WWE Return

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The following are highlights of a new Phoenix New Times interview with Bill :

Getting advice from Jim Ross before launching his podcast: “Well, yeah. Absolutely. I’ve been taking Jim’s advice for the past 30 years. He and I go way back to my Oklahoma days. So why reinvent the wheel and why not talk to people who have tread before you? And he obviously knows what he’s doing. And I’m not a radio personality by any stretch, but if you stop learning, you die, and I’m firmly a believer in that. So I’ll take advice from everybody, doesn’t mean that I’m actually going to act on it. But you gotta admit, when you’re not an expert at something and are able to hear advice from different people and discern between the good advice and bad advice, you do that and go from there.”

His podcast being different from others: “Yeah. At the end of the day, man, the reason I did the podcast is because I went through my Rolodex and thought, “There has to be a way to take advantage of all the cool people that I know.” So, in the beginning, by not [featuring] wrestlers, I wouldn’t be able to gain that much traction as the other guys, but I’m not at all like the other guys. I’m different.

I’m not a wrestler. I am a football player who looked at wrestling as a business. I do not live it, I do not breathe it, I do not eat it and shit it like everybody else does. And I truly believe that there’s a lot more interesting content out there that I’m going to try turning these wrestling fans on to that’s cool. I’ve been leading a pretty cool life and have some really cool friends.”

Would he have on as a guest? “Absolutely. Why not? We’ll do a co-promoted podcast where it should be aired on both simultaneously. Yeah. No big deal. I’m 47 years old, man, I don’t hold grudges with people. If he’s got a problem with me, say it to my face. Other than that, shut up, you know?”

Jericho tweeting Goldberg is his “bro” and that anyone “trying to stir the shit can piss off”: “Yeah, that’s how I feel too, man. And I very much appreciate him saying that. Until I talk to him face-to-face, which I haven’t done since the B.S. went down years ago, which…it was ridiculous. It was the furthest thing from a fight that I think I’ve ever seen. But he knows the truth and I know the truth, and the reality is we’re grown men, dude, we’ve got bigger and better things to do than [dwell] on a ridiculous little subject that people seem to bring up every couple minutes.”

Is he a tough guy or a softie at public appearances and : “Well, they know that I’m the antithesis outside of the ring of the character that I am inside, except for the fact that, you know, you piss me off or do something that’s wrong then I’m going to show that other side of Goldberg. I mean, the reality is, I’m multi-dimensional in the person that I can become at the snap of a finger. But the most important aspect of my personality is the one that’s caring and the one that tries to give back to people who have put me in a position that I’m already in.

The wrestling convention or the signings are not the place to show that I can punch somebody in the face. It’s a place where the people can look at you as an idol, this big strong guy, but yet, at the same time, have a nice conversation with you, so you smile, put your arm around them and make them feel welcome. That’s what you do at these autograph sessions. But, if Scott Hall mouths off to me, then they’ll see the other side.

This would be a rematch that he’d never book, believe it. He’d never sign it, because this one would be done in the street or at my gym, which I’d rather take it there, you know?”

A possible WWE return: “I’ve expressed my desire…well, not my desire, my willingness to maybe consider it again, but I’ve said it once, I’ve said it 50,000 times, once they learn how to do business, then I’d consider it.

I’d love to do it too, man. I mean, like I said, I’ve said it before, I think the WWE and I will never see eye to eye, so I don’t think [it] will be very logical, and I think the chances of seeing me elsewhere are between zero and zero, unless it’s Japan or unless somebody comes out to be a competitor to [WWE’s owner Vince McMahon], because I’m not just gonna do it to do it.”

What’s next for him:
“I’ve got a movie [Minkow] coming up in September [and] just got off a conference call with a new TV show. I’m pretty damn busy man. I’m as busy as I want to be. And at this time in my life, at 47 years old, I just want to be able to make my own decisions and live by it. So as long I’m still able to do that, then I’m good, man.

I don’t need to vindicate anything because of my last match against Brock Lesnar, by no stretch of the imagination. Because I haven’t seen anybody press [slam] him over their head yet. When that’s a normal occasion, then I won’t feel as though I accomplished very much. But I haven’t seen anyone jackhammer The Giant [a.k.a. WWE’s The Big Show] yet. So, if I’m the “flash in the pan,” as a couple people have said I was, so be it. But this “flash in the pan” put asses in seats, money in a lot of people’s pockets, and I was able to jackhammer The Giant at will.”

Check out the complete interview at PhoenixNewTimes.com.

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    • MalaysianInvasion

      “Never see eye to eye”-Goldberg wants to get paid way more than he thinks he is worth and vince wants to pay Goldberg gillberg salary

      • theleagueofjonas

        I believe Goldberg is worth the money he is assuming. Invest in him, ppv numbers will rise.

        • Ayatollah of rock N rolla

          He hasn’t been in the business in 10 years, and hasn’t been really that relevant aside from like the speed network. not worth big bucks, worth more than most talent sure, but not big bucks.

    • Matt Gallagher

      Why would they still hold a grudge? That happened like 15 years ago

      • https://twitter.com/StrangeDeranged Pozessed

        Because Y2J owned him, lol.

        • Matt Gallagher

          Does it matter? Even Chris said it himself that it’s not that big of a deal

          • https://twitter.com/StrangeDeranged Pozessed

            It is just funny, who really cares? Nobody, but big bad Goldberg who thought Jericho was too small to have a real feud with got his backside handed to him by Jericho lol.

            • brad

              At least he doesn’t flat out deny it.

            • Knock

              deny what?

            • The One, The Only, The Ellis!

              I heard Y2J made Goldberg cried by head-locking him and beating the living s**t out of him. It’s rumored that he was rushed to the hospital and nearly died, but someone could had made that part up. I was young when I read that, so I might be wrong, which is VERY UNLIKELY!!!!!!!!

            • http://youjizz.com/ Jomo

              Dude no one responds to you, no one cares about your aunt becky, just go away

            • The One, The Only, The Ellis!

              You responded to me, Tyrone!!!!! THAT MEANS YOU CARE ABOUT ME, IDIOT!!!!!!!

            • brad

              Getting his a$$ whooped.

            • The One, The Only, The Ellis!

              I HATE PEOPLE THAT DENIES THE TRUTH WITH LIES!
              SO, I AGREE WITH YOU THAT GOLDBERG DESERVES TO BE CELEBRATED FOR ADMITTING THE TRUTH, UNLIKE SHEMUS WHO KEEPS LYING ABOUT GETTING HIS A$$ KICKED BY YOSHI TATSU!!!!!!!!

            • brad

              Yep and don’t forget Batista and Booker T. Well at least they didn’t really talk about it much it kinda like happened and that was it, but I love both of them cool guys.

            • The One, The Only, The Ellis!

              I remember seeing Batista having some bruises on Smackdown, which I curious how he obtained them, but I would had never guess Booker T was the one to do that to him.

              Did you know if Booker T got in trouble for doing it?

            • brad

              Honestly I think he did I mean I’m not for sure but I think that was right around the time that he lost the belt to Dave.

            • brad

              He also went to Tna not too long after that as well.

            • The One, The Only, The Ellis!

              That makes sense, thanks!

          • WTF

            Did you read the article???

            • Matt Gallagher

              Yup

      • The One, The Only, The Ellis!

        I still hold a grudge at my Aunt Becky for 11 years now due to personal reasons, which I am not allowed to legally talk about!

        What may sound simple to you would not be the case for everyone. However, it’s good that Goldberg and Y2J had patched things up and appear to be “friends” now.

    • Dixie Carter

      Funny that these talents come back for the cash. Not for the company. In TNA they enjoy the work but in WWE they on all the meds just to get passed the awful garbage storyline.

      Like Nat was depressed from her farting gimmick.

      • http://www.sescoops.com Undertaker316

        really they come back for the company in tna? can you explain why when tna went bankrupt all the older wrestlers who were getting paid big money left the company?

      • WTF

        In TNA they enjoy the work?? Hmmm. Probably explains why TNA has a small roster.

        • Dixie Carter

          We have one show each week. Not several flops like WWE.

          • Cujo999

            Because only one network is dumb enough to pay to air your garbage show.

      • ibeBrave

        Is this what you do all day just troll? Are you happy?

        • Dixie Carter

          being honest giving the truth? I guess some people can’t take it. They rather live in a bubble. You don’t understand WWE. If any current WWE wrestler trashes the product that is not Cena. They’d lose money and be on Superstars or down in the bingo hall NXT!

          I’m speaking up for the voiceless

          • ibeBrave

            Theres no truth behind your words though. It’s evident that wwe is better than tna. And I’m sure many would agree with me. If you want to get technical right now.a.j. tyles christopher daniels kazarian guys who made tna are being booked in other companies their gone.. and guess what. It was because of the money. But let’s get on topic my comment was directected to you not about any company. Why do you day in and day out play the role of another person. Do you seek attention? Do you need help? You do nothing but talk blasphemy on here. You are not dixie carter. I’ll leave you with this.(Be Yourself ) what you are doing is (trolling).

            • Pappy

              WOW you a special kind of simple. I’m pretty sure everyone on this site except for you knows what a troll job is. Instead of just going along and having fun with it you have turn into Debbie Downer. You’re sitting there trying to get points across as if it’s actually Dixie Carter. You should be asking yourself if it’s you that’s happy.

            • ibeBrave

              Its apparent you don’t know what trolling is. I’m just telling this person to be their self……and if I ruined you “having fun with it” my bad.

            • Pappy

              So you’re telling a TROLL to be their self? Interesting…

            • ibeBrave

              No I’m telling a (person) to stop (trolling).

            • Pappy

              Who are you to tell anyone to quit doing anything? Are you their parent? How about you change your picture since you’re not an actual Super Saiyan

            • ibeBrave

              So I have to be a super saiyan to have my email picture as goku? You act as if I demanded dominance from this person. I simply said just be yourself to someone..Has that offended you by anyway? If this person wants to continue doing what they do that’s (their) choice. Understand that in some people’s eyes it is considered trolling. I suggest you read this comment in spite of anger. To read this comment in the state of mind that I wrote it in.

            • http://youjizz.com/ Jomo

              What if your trolling us to stop trolling

            • ibeBrave

              I’m not trying to. My bad if it comes off that way.

            • Pappy

              You mean to tell me that it’s not really Dixie Carter but a person trolling as her. Gee you don’t say…and yes I believe you have to be an actual Super Saiyan to use that picture because if you’re not, you know, might be considered trolling in other peoples eyes

            • ibeBrave

              Look man. I can’t take you serious. I’m not trying to troll. This convo had nothing to do with you so ill stop replying to to you. Have a great life.

            • Pappy

              If you were to actually take anything I said serious especially the Super Saiyan stuff, then I would have lost all faith in humanity.

            • Dixie Carter

              It is Dixie Carter who has Sting in the only wrestling HOF in existance. I have legends in my HOF…not white trash like Mr. Trump. At this rate Snooki would be in the HOF before actual wrestling talent.

              Call me a troll, whatever. I hope some of you think it’s not actually me. That’s the point. I’m very open about a lot of things so as long as some of the lines are gray like the trash on WWE. We’re good to go.

              Keep hating you pack of disgusting sick internet geeks behind y’all keyboard acting like you know sh!x about the WRESTLING business!!!

            • WWE Creative Team

              You only have 4 people in your hall of fame. Sting, Kurt Angle and Team 3D. And I’m sure all have expressed wanting to come back home to the WWE. We’ll be welcoming The Stinger soon and Kurt soon after that.

            • Noah

              Your right man.We’ll be seeing Sting soon as well as Kurt.Kurt has said lot’s of times he wants one more run and to retire in WWE.Both Bubba and D-Von both said they would like to come back to WWE.Actually it was on this site like last week Bubba said if Vince called him to come back,Bubba would go back in a heartbeat.No need to respond to fake Dixie.Her or him whoever it is says the dumbest things all the time.And that person always gives themself an upvote.That is dumb.That person thinks there’s no Legends in the WWE HOF and no talent in there also?.Hulk Hogan,Ultimate Warrior,Ric Flair,Stone Cold Steve Austin,HBK,Bret Hart to name a few.Legends right there!!!.Fake Dixie doesn’t know sh*t about Wrestling.I just ignore that person when they say dumb sh*t.

            • WWW Creative Team

              I know Dixie is fake and I know the stuff that person say is dumb. I got along and respond to that person cause I have a sense of humor and think it’s funny. I swear out if every sport, wrestling fans are the most sensitive and take stuff that’s fake, such as trolls, storylines and gimmicks to literal.

            • Dixie Carter

              They only wanna go back before retiring. Get that fat pay day…while they still can.

            • Noah

              Don’t reply to me.

            • Dixie Carter

              Don’t worry hiding behind y’all keyboard.

            • Dixie Carter

              Dude you’re pathetic. You can have the washed up talent for all I care. You are fine taking broken legs Hogan back. You can have Kurt Mangled. His best matches are in TNA now he has my blessing to finish his career in WWE.

              He’ll be working at 30% and likely have some awful gimmick and be buried by HHH and Vince who have personal agendas against him…and anyone else.

              HHH said we’d like to see Sting vs. HHH. He also called himself a legend. I think I’d rather see Sting vs. Earl Hebner than HHH…the pathetic cxnt who works with the people who draw cause he bangs the bosses daughter in her craxk!

          • Cujo999

            If we’re being honest and speaking the truth, Dixie, your old washed out carcass could probably still draw more paying customers on the right street corner than your no talent roster can for a live event.

            • Dixie Carter

              You need to do some soul searching because I am worth over 100million and have several houses. I am set for life. I do not need to run TNA…and I can retire. I run TNA because that’s what is best for business and ain’t anyone gonna tell me any differently. Especially not some low life unedcuated loser like yourself!!!

      • Cujo999

        The only talents TNA has on it’s current roster are only there because WWE doesn’t want them. How many TNA wrestlers have allowed their contracts to expire only to come crawling back when it became clear WWE didn’t want anything to do with them?

    • Noah

      Goldberg should come back for another run in WWE.His first and only run was decent.Actually it was good.He beat The Rock,Triple H (For the World Heavyweight title),HBK,Kane,Batista,Brock Lesnar.He wasn’t a monster,Destroyer that he was in WCW.He should of been in WWE.Goldberg should of NOT done that dumb segment with Goldust when Goldust put the wig on him.Goldberg should of destroyed Goldust for that.I know Goldberg doesn’t like Triple H.I just want to know what’s up with that.Was HHH a d*ck to Goldberg?.If he was,HHH was lucky Goldberg didn’t kick his @$$.For the Chris Jericho stuff,I wish there was a video or something of there little fight.Since there isn’t,I don’t believe Chris Jericho owned Goldberg.Jericho is full of sh*t!.And Goldberg ain’t no flash in the pan like some people think he is.If he was a flash in the pan,Why in WCW was he the top guy,Had that huge undefeated streak,Beat Hogan for the World Heavyweight title while he was the TV Champion,Beat Sting etc.He beat two Legends right there Hogan and Sting.And WWE like I said,Beat Rock,HHH,HBK,Kane,Batista,Brock Lesnar.Was World Heavyweight Champion in WWE.He ain’t no flash in the pan.Will Goldberg come back to WWE?.Who knows.I hope he does.GOLDBERG!!!! GOLDBERG!!!! GOLDBERG!!!! GOLDBERG!!!!.

      • TNA Live Crowd

        He was the US Champion when he beat Hogan. He’s said before if he gets one more run it’s so his son gets the chance to see him work before he retires for good

        • Noah

          Right US Champion.My bad.

    • FTV

      Who needs Goldberg when you have Goldust and Starrrrrduuust!

    • Rockfan84

      Never really dug Goldberg. I always got the impression that he didn’t want to put anyone over, can’t recall him ever losing fairly.
      Backlash 2003, when he battered the rock. I think rock went way overboard in selling Goldberg to the wwe fans that night. Even the promos leading to it, Goldberg was being made to look like superman by the wwes biggest star. I know rock was leaving and it made sense for him to lose, but I’m just saying there’s better ways of doing it. The rock had just beaten stone cold at wrestlemania that finished a story of the top 2 guys of their time in any organisation.
      I hope he does come back to wrestle the rock and puts rock over, but the likely hood of that is between zero and zero.