Goldberg Discusses His WWE Future, Wrestling Dolph Ziggler At SummerSlam
WWE Hall of Famer Goldberg recently did an interview with Sports Illustrated. This was done to promote his appearance on ABC’s Schooled show this week.
He will be reprising the role of Coach Nick Mellor, whom he portrayed on The Goldbergs last season, on Wednesday, November 20 at 8:30 p.m. on ABC. Here are the highlights:
Wrestling Dolph Ziggler at SummerSlam:
“I am greatly appreciative of what he did for me, and for his professionalism,” said Goldberg. “I can’t say thank you enough. I’m never happy with any of my performances, and I’d lost my mojo, I felt like,” said Goldberg. “But the reality is, the older you get, the more you’re going to lose your mojo because you can’t do it like you used to.”
“It’s by no means my farewell performance, nor was it my best performance, but you have to be realistic and take all things into consideration,” said Goldberg. “It’s a very good possibility I’ll be back, but you don’t know it until it’s done.”
His WWE future:
“That gets lost in the shuffle, but it’s actually the biggest factor,” said Goldberg. “I don’t know of a power wrestler that’s been able to come back after a 12-year hiatus and still be that guy. I had a really tough time keeping weight on when I was that guy, so now it’s exponentially harder. So I just need to reinvent myself. Instead of being 280 pounds with veins on my traps, I can be 260 with veins on my traps.
“I just moved to Texas, and the first pod that I loaded up was my neck machine, my upright rowing machine, and dumbbells from 60 to 120. Staying in shape and being that role model for my son is my priority. That’s a struggle, and it’s not just physical. It’s also mental. The physique, that was part of the package. If you take away parts of the package, then it isn’t as favorable as it was in the past. But I’m the man of reinvention, and anybody that says I can’t do something can kiss my ass.”