Goldberg's relationship with Vince McMahon has certainly changed in the past few years, but the former WCW champion said it's gotten better to the point where both sides are amicable.
In an interview with Sports Illustrated, Goldberg said the to men are in a working relationship that is in good standing, a far contrast from their relationship throughout the past decade.
"At the end of the day, it’s a business," Goldberg said. "Sometimes ego gets in the way, and sometimes people do things that aren’t conducive to a good business relationship, and I think that was done on both sides [in 2003-04 with WWE]. I’ll take full credit for being a jerk at times, but we grow up. Times have changed, I’ve changed, he’s changed, the business has changed, and, guess what, I’ve got a family now."
That improved relationship led to Goldberg signing a video game deal with 2K Sports to be in WWE 2K17, eventually leading to Goldberg signing a deal to wrestle for WWE. Goldberg later shocked the wrestling world by beating Brock Lesnar in less than two minutes at last year's Survivor Series.
It is a triumphant return so far since Goldberg's first run in WWE. Goldberg did win the World Heavyweight Championship in 2003, a reign that lasted less than three months. His last match during that run was the infamous WrestleMania 20 match against Lesnar that had fans boo both men as it was the last day in both men's respective contracts.
Goldberg is set to compete at the Royal Rumble tonight, as well as Fastlane and WrestleMania 33 this year.
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