Goldberg says that if he is booed by the fans during his match against Brock Lesnar at Survivor Series, he will take that reaction in stride.
Appearing on the latest episode of The Ross Report, hosted by Jim Ross, Goldberg discussed the chances of a negative fan reaction in his return match on November 20 at Survivor Series in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. The Goldberg-Lesnar match already has been announced as the main event of Survivor Series, and also billed as the final match for Goldberg, who has not wrestled in more than 12 years since he faced Lesnar at WrestleMania in 2004.
That match at WrestleMania saw the crowd turn on both wrestlers, as Goldberg's contract was expiring and Lesnar was leaving the company for what proved to be a failed bid to make it in the NFL.
"At the end of the day, I hope everybody has fun," Goldberg told JR on the podcast. "And if I just so happen to get booed, then, I am surely not going to go out and end my life because of it. At the end of the day, it's other people's interpretation upon your act at that moment, so if I get booed, then, I'll take it out on Brock more so than I'm doing already. And I believe that that's what we wanted to do to each other when we were booed the last time we met. And I think this time, the gloves, as we say, are off, so this is going to be a war."
Goldberg also discussed his preparation for the match.
"As far as taking bumps and giving bumps, I've been taking bumps and I've been giving bumps, but they are of a completely different kind, so just because I'm not up on my hitting the ropes skills, don't mean that I don't bring something to the table that will far exceed expectations as far as violence is concerned, so that's what we do, man," he said. "And I'm just trying to, I've got to reinvent myself and I've got to figure out the right combination to bring into that ring."
Goldberg will appear on this Monday's episode of Raw.