Goldberg has wanted to face Roman Reigns for a long time.
At WWE Elimination Chamber, Goldberg will challenge Roman Reigns for the Universal Championship in a match that was first scheduled to happen at WrestleMania two years ago. Unfortunately, the pandemic put a pause on their clash.
Just hours ahead of their bout, Goldberg joined La Previa de WWE to discuss the matchup, saying that in his prime he would have walked all over Roman Reigns. He would've preferred to face him years ago, and even though he's physically banged up, he's not about to make any excuses.
"I feel very indifferent. Goldberg in his prime would eat Roman Reigns for lunch and there would be absolutely no competition, period, end of story. I think by him keeping himself away from me to this point, I think he's got a chance, but it's a match that's a long time coming. It's a match that I wanted to have happen 2 years ago, 10 years ago, but the fact is that I'm not in control of everything and I asked to compete no matter what the time, no matter what the location, no matter what stage I am in my life. My shoulder is completely destroyed, my knee is still messed up from Bobby Lashley, but none of that is going to matter, because to me I'm still the same guy. I'm still going to eat him up and rip his face off and do what I have to do. It just so happens that I would love to have done it 20 years ago, 10 years ago, 5 years ago, 2 years ago at WrestleMania, but we all can't dictate our present, our future, or our past and I'm going to bring 1000% of what I have in my heart and my body to be able to compete on his level and I'm going to show that kid a little about what heart is all about," Goldberg said.
The WWE Hall of Famer concluded by saying that Roman has been an adversary of his for a long time, whether he knows it or not.
"Long time coming. It felt pretty good. People have obstacles in life and I'm not going to sit here and I'm not going to cry and I'm not going to moan and I'm not going to make excuses, the fact is that when the bell rings, I'm going to be across the ring from somebody that I've wanted to destroy for years. Hopefully, I'll still be able to do it. I question myself every day of the week and every second of the day but all the questions hopefully will be answered once we're standing across from each other because he's been an adversary of mine for a very long period of time whether he realizes it or not. I've got a job to do and it's not going to be fun for him, I can guarantee you that," he said.
Roman Reigns has held the Universal Title for 537 days and is now the longest-reigning champion in three decades.
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