WWE in Talks with Goldberg, Possible Role at WrestleMania XXX?

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WWE in Talks with Goldberg, Possible Role at WrestleMania XXX?
Goldberg at WrestleMania XX (from WWE.com)

It looks like WWE and Bill Goldberg are on speaking terms again, and a role at next year's WrestleMania XXX may not be out of the question.

Goldberg and WWE have had a tumultuous relationship. The former WCW World Heavyweight champion worked for the company from 2003 to 2004, but never found true success thanks to bad booking and shoddy storylines.

Indeed, his most memorable WWE moment, for all the wrong reasons, may have been that match against Brock Lesnar at WrestleMania XX.

Since then, a return has seemed unlikely. Goldberg wasn't happy with WWE when he left and has never been shy to say so.

As WrestlingInc notes, the star got caught in a war of words with last year with Ryback (the two men have very similar gimmicks.) Goldberg has also taken to Twitter to trash Triple H and blast the company for its lack of business sense.

However, in this week's (subscribers-only) Wrestling Observer Newsletter, Dave Meltzer writes talks have started up between Goldberg and the company again and even notes that there have been talks of using the star at WrestleMania XXX next year:

WWE and Bill Goldberg are now in talks, which adds to the list of the people who in the past it seemed they would never do business with. Goldberg, even more than Ultimate Warrior, had been someone in the past they had wanted no involvement with, but the policy now seems to be to mend fences with any former superstar to the public who had past bitterness. There has been talk of him doing next year’s WrestleMania.

Meltzer goes on to note that a spot in the Hall of Fame may even be possible. Granted, Goldberg wasn't in WWE for very long, but when you look at some of the bit-players who have made it in, he's not that much of a stretch. And he was WWE Champion.

But while a spot at the Hall of Fame would be fine, should we be as eager to see Goldberg stage a wrestling comeback?

Would you like to see Goldberg wrestle at WrestleMania XXX?

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Personally, I would say no.

We have to remember that Goldberg in 47 now. And even in his prime he wasn't that great a wrestler (he got over in WCW mainly due to his charisma and intensity). So how competent will the aging star be after a decade removed from the business?

And, sure, he was immensely popular in 1998. But if the floundering fortunes of Impact Wrestling have taught us anything, it's that just because fans reacted to something 15 years ago, doesn't mean that they will now.

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