Goldberg never thought he'd be in the Hall of Fame, yet here we are.
Speaking to Booker T on his podcast Heated Conversations, Goldberg was rather blunt when asked if he ever thought he would be a part of WWE's Hall of Fame.
"Hell no!" he said. "Let’s be perfectly honest man. You asked me and I answered it. You lived right next to me for a long period of time. I think it’s a shock to a lot of people. I think that by Brock making them bring me back and by them giving me the opportunity I maybe showed a little bit of something worthy of an accolade of some sort."
One of the main driving factors in his return to WWE was a match between him and Brock Lesnar at last year's WrestleMania. Goldberg talked about how his body handled being thrown around in such fashion after years off the road and a decade or so older.
"Being older, how did I feel afterwards?" he said. "I think my groin turned black. The back of my right leg turned black I think like two weeks after Mania. I think my body was in shock. I was ready to go that night and I was waiting for Brock to hit me with like ten more suplexes. I was amped. If there was ever a time I realized a good formula it was that night. I was so relaxed."
There is one drawback to being in a Hall of Fame, and it's the notion that the best years are already behind you. Goldberg knows this, but at the same time doesn't dismiss a return to the ring someday.
"The only negative to it is that it kind of makes you feel mortal," he said. "That’s all. I don’t like there to ever be an end to anything. As long as I’ve got two feet and walk and kick and punch with my hands there is always a possibility that I’ll headbutt someone to sleep."
Goldberg will be inducted into the WWE Hall of Fame on April 6 during WrestleMania 34 weekend in New Orleans.