Bill Goldberg's return to WWE in 2016 was bigger than just about anyone expected. Goldberg ran through Brock Lesnar in the main event of Survivor Series 2016, was an entrant in the 2017 Royal Rumble and went on to win the WWE Universal Title from Kevin Owens at Fastlane.
His run came to an end at WrestleMania 33 when he lost the Universal Title to Brock Lesnar.
This past year, he was the headliner in the 2018 WWE Hall of Fame class. Despite being 18 months removed from his last match and having nothing left to prove, Goldberg would entertain a return, but doesn't expect his phone to ring anytime soon.
“I don’t really foresee that happening, but if Vince [McMahon] picked up the phone and asked me to do something of that magnitude, I’d have to listen,” Goldberg told Justin Barrasso of Sports Illustrated. “It’s always a possibility. If it’s just a money grab or it’s just a thing to throw me out there, I’m not interested. The biggest issue there is storyline. I don’t do things just to do them. If they can come up with a story or a reason for me to go back comparable to what they did last time, I’m in.”
Goldberg had previously stated that he would be open to finish up the arc with The Undertaker that went nowhere. The two interacted prior to the Royal Rumble and during the Royal Rumble, when Undertaker eliminated Goldberg.
With a bout between the two legends is unlikely, Goldberg looked back at his final run fondly.
“The last run was so special,” Goldberg said. “It was everything it could have been, I believe, storyline-wise. As a whole, I couldn’t have asked for much more. All things considered, nothing that they put out there is ever guaranteed to succeed, but I think the stars aligned. It was the right time and the right circumstances. I don’t know if the stars will align like that again.”
No longer involved in wrestling, Goldberg remains on television as the host of Forged in Fire: Knife or Death. The new season premieres Wednesday night at 10 p.m. ET on History channel.