Goldberg Grateful To Ex-WWE Boss Vince McMahon

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Goldberg has outlined why he is thankful to controversial former WWE boss Vince McMahon.

The legendary former WCW Champion spent an unhappy year in WWE after debuting in March 2003 but returned for a significantly more successful spell of sporadic appearances beginning with a feud against Brock Lesnar in late 2016.

Induction into the WWE Hall Of Fame would follow in 2018, with Goldberg going on the compete against the likes of ‘The Fiend’ Bray Wyatt, Bobby Lashley and The Undertaker before falling short in an attempt to dethrone WWE Universal Champion Roman Reigns in his final outing to date at Elimination Chamber 2022.

Goldberg had previously revealed that Vince McMahon had promised a retirement bout that had never come to fruition, but the 57 year-old former Atlanta Falcons NFL star confirmed recently that he holds no ill will towards McMahon, who himself departed WWE in January 2024 amidst a string of allegations from former WWE employee Janel Grant.

During a recent appearance on Busted Open Radio, Goldberg revealed that he was grateful to the former WWE boss for allowing his son Gage the opportunity to take part in his WWE storylines:

“It was integral in the cap of my career. I could talk on it for hours, but I never wanted to get my family involved, ever. That just wasn’t part of the Goldberg schtick. I was an invincible, uncaring monster in the ring. But I never wanted to have that crutch.

I never wanted to have it as a storyline until I retired for 15 years, and I wasn’t 300 pounds anymore, and I had to come back with some type of a crutch, some type of a bullseye that I hadn’t had before they overcompensates for something else. So as a father, it was awesome. It was unbelievable. It’s like having your kid out after you won the Super Bowl hoisting the trophy with you.

To have your family be part of it in such a special time, it’s something I will forever be grateful to Vince McMahon for.”

Goldberg Discusses Potential Retirement Bout

Goldberg has stated that the door for a retirement match remains open and one former WWE Championship contender believes he could be the man to finish the Atlanta natives legendary career once and for all.

Former WWE Intercontinental Champion Ryback has put himself forward for the match and even suggested a potential location for the event.

H/T: Fightful for the above transcription.