Former WCW and WWE superstar Bill Goldberg showed he still had it by hitting his signature spear after throwing the first pitch at the Miami Marlins baseball game on Saturday, Aug. 24.
The dominant performer brought his family to Marlins Park to witness the moment, part of “Legends of Wrestling Night,” as former and current wrestlers signed autographs and participated in a post-game wrestling show, following the Marlins victory over the Colorado Rockies.
“Being here in Miami it’s like a second home,” Goldberg said. “My mom still lives here, and my dad used to lived here. My brother’s business is here. I’ve been coming down to Miami my entire life. It’s an honor.”
Goldberg said it was the first time he used the spear since he battled Brock Lesnar at WrestleMania 20 almost 10 years ago. That his last match in a WWE ring. Rumors have surfaced of a Goldberg return to the company for possibly one more match. Goldberg sets the record straight.
“I don’t know where that rumor came from,” Goldberg said. “Have I spoken to them at times? Absolutely. Is my DVD coming out? Yes. Am I going to WWE to be at WrestleMania? No, but there is eight months until WrestleMania. So, at this moment, I can tell you I’m not planning to be there by any stretch of the imagination, but you never know. Things could change.”
Many fans have been dreaming up a match against Ryback, if the opportunity did arise. The imposing superstar has been compared to Goldberg with his style and look since his first appearance on WWE TV. So much, in fact, that “Goldberg” chants have filled arenas during Ryback matches.
“If the offer is to go to WrestleMania and to wrestle him and put him over, at the end of the day, me in the ring with Ryback wouldn’t be my ultimate opponent of my choosing,” Goldberg said.
“I’d like to wrestle Undertaker with the streak versus streak. You know I’ve never gotten in the ring with him. Let’s give the people something they’ve never seen before. I think after everybody sees what I did out there, I can still do everything I used to do, even at 46-years-old. I’d love to wrestle him. Obviously, [Steve] Austin is a dream match, but the reality is I just want to give the people what they want to see.”
When it comes to the members of the WWE Universe saying his name when Ryback wrestles, he feels bad for Ryback and can relate.
“I don’t think it was his idea to change his gimmick up,” Goldberg said. “He is just taking direction. It gets annoying. It surely got annoying when people called me Steve Austin, but at the end of the day, I took it as a compliment. If I was Ryback or whatever his name is, and I’m not going to be sitting here on my high-horse, but hey man, you have to look in the mirror and thank God that they are comparing him to me.
“I got more talent in one finger than that punk has in his entire body. I have at 46-years-old more presence than he could have in his entire life. The only reason I’m adamantly antagonized is because he has opened his mouth a couple of times as of late. I guess he was over in Europe and said he took a big Goldberg or something. Ask Triple H. I don’t like people talking about me when I’m not in the business. Ryback, if I see you around, you better hold on tight. That’s all I got to say. This ain’t the WWE. This is called life.”