Goldberg recently spoke with Complex.com to promote tonight’s WWE Survivor Series pay-per-view. The full interview is at this link and below are highlights:
Its been 12 years since you’ve stepped in a WWE ring. What’s the weirdest thing that you’ve experienced going back into the WWE today?
My body’s reaction. It’s just all overwhelming, physically, mentally, emotionally. It’s a completely different story. Every aspect of it, to try to prepare to be the Goldberg that everybody remembers in a six-week period of time. It’s just been very overwhelming, man.
Had you been keeping up with what’s going on in the WWE at all? Are there any stars that you think might be able to carry the torch?
I really don’t know. I haven’t been around long enough to give it a good opinion. AJ Styles is a heck of a kid. Roman Reigns is a heck of a kid. There’s a lot of people with a lot of talent there, and I really don’t know because I haven’t been there long enough to pass proper judgment. They need intensity, that’s for sure. They need some realism. I think that’s why I was well received.
It doesn’t get more intense or real than Goldberg vs. Lesnar this Sunday. It’s going to be massive. What can fans expect from that battle specifically?
A lot of violence. [Laughs.] A lot of violence. A lot of punches, a lot of kicks and a lot of suplexes, a Spear, and a Jackhammer.
Speaking of everything happening for a reason, do you ever wish that your previous run with the WWE was different than what it turned out to be?
We always wish for things to be different. Let’s look at the brass tacks of it. I had the opportunity to work at the WWE as one of their superstars. How bad could it have been? Would I have liked for it to be a little different? Absolutely. Would I have liked to not have a wig on two weeks into the deal and then change my music and have everyone and their mother [use the] Spear? Absolutely. But if my aunt had balls, she would be my uncle. You can’t always have things your way, man. You have to adapt and overcome like the military, the true heroes of the world.
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