Goldberg Wants Randy Orton To Be ‘Next’… After He Gets His Match With Roman Reigns
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Who’s the next ‘next’? If Goldberg gets his way, he’ll square off with Randy Orton once he’s finished with Roman Reigns.
In an interview promoting the WWE Untold episode covering his iconic undefeated streak, WCW icon Goldberg spoke with Bleacher Report about his future in the wrestling business, which would seem like a match with Reigns is inevitable at this point. Goldberg is under contract through 2023 and says as long as he can physically compete, he’s going to look at things from a business perspective.
“We always have to cross that bridge when we come to it. I’m 53 years old, I’ll be 54 here in a couple of weeks. Hey, as long as my body can still do it, I’m still going to do it. It’s very tough because being a power wrestler at this age, I’m not the person I was back in the past. You have that sense of, ‘Oh, am I ruining my legacy?’ Well, you know what? I still have to put food on the table for my family. There are a lot of things that come into consideration, and at the end of the day, I’m a businessman,” he continued. “I do what I got to do to stay afloat and stay out there. I don’t see myself hanging it up any time soon, but then again, I also don’t see myself wrestling until I’m 60.”
Goldberg made headlines this week when he told WWE’s The Bump that Reigns is next, and he says that’s a match that needs to happen and needed to happen for a long time. Despite knowing Reigns is a top priority for him, he says he’s still looking ahead to what else he can do, and Randy Orton is a very appealing opponent for him.
“If the Roman Reigns match isn’t the match at the top of my priority list, then I wouldn’t be Goldberg,” he said. “That’s a match that needs to happen. It’s a match that’s needed to happen for a very long period of time. I wish I would’ve been able to have that match 10 years ago. People in hell want ice water, too. You can’t have everything the way you want it, but I think I can still be a very formidable opponent for him. Georgia will always be better than Georgia Tech at the end of the day, anyway.”
“I’m a business guy, I’m a company guy, but I would be remiss in saying I didn’t want to tangle again with Randy Orton. Hands down, he’s one of the best in the business. His professionalism, his character development, his in-ring work, his promos, his everything. I’m a huge fan, I have been for a very long time. It’s been in his blood and family for God knows how long and he’s at the top of the food chain as far as I’m concerned. I’d love to tangle with Randy again. I’d love to get in the ring with Drew [McIntyre]. I’d love to get in the ring with [Keith] Lee. There’s a lot of people that are still attractive out there.”