More From Goldberg: Speaking With WWE, WM30, Project With Austin, Lesnar, Injuring Bret Hart, HOF
The last time he speared someone: "Brock Lesnar, WrestleMania 20 or 30 or whatever it was, was the last time I did that. So, it's been over ten years."
If he will return to action at WrestleMania 30: "I don't know where that rumor came from. Have I spoken to them at times? Absolutely. Is my DVD coming out? Yes. Am I going to the WWE to be at Wrestlemania? No. But there's 8 months 'till Wrestlemania, right? So, at this moment I can tell you I am not planning to be there by any stretch of the imagination. But you never know. Things could change."
Batista joining MMA and if he would: "They're doing it for business. They're doing it purely for business. And it's brilliant, it's absolutely brilliant. But I'm old, comparatively. I used to own the largest MMA gym in the United States back in the late 90's when [Randy] Couture and [Kevin] Randleman and [Don] Frye] and [Mark] Coleman were coming to my gym. Before it was even cool. Where do you think my character came from? I went to the first UFCs, I knew it was going to be big. I patterned my character after a 295 pound defensive lineman that knew Russian Sambo and savate kicks and stuff like that, I thought it was cool. So my opportunity to get in it was way back then. [But] there was no money."
Feeling remorse over ending Bret Hart's career with an errant kick: "Everytime I mention the Bret Hart thing, I feel remorseful about the kick. Though Bret and I are very good friends, and he doesn't hold it against me, 'till the day I die am going to feel bad about it. And there's nothing I can do to take it back. I've explained myself millions of times. I am remorseful, but like I said, what else can I do? Anytime I'm in the ring with a legend like that and have the honor of being there, it's a dream come true."
His future projects, including a project with Steve Austin: "We've got two movies on the horizon. That and the car show stuff, I've got two new car shows on the slate, hopefully a couple networks will pick them up. Actually I hopefully got a project, cross my fingers, one of these days with [Steve] Austin, maybe."
His "funnest" opponent: "Scott Steiner, my feud with Scott Steiner was electrifying. I was so excited every time we got in the ring, because it was a stiff working match and I liked that. It means you're alive, it means you're there, it means it doesn't look staged and pre-determined. What you wanna do is you want to put a question in everybody's head of it was real. So that was my goal, to make people wonder. The Giant was fun too."
Critics saying that he can't work: "Everybody saying that Goldberg can't wrestle, and Goldberg can only do two minute matches. Why should I do anything more? Why would you do anything more to satiate the people when they're already standing there and on their feet. So, am I a good wrestler? Hell no, I've never wrestled."
If he would be interested being inducted into the WWE Hall of Fame: "I don't know. To me, does it mean that I've accomplished greater things in wrestling? Absolutely not. Is it something that before I die, I have to strike off my bucket list? Absolutely not. If it was offered to me, I'd seriously consider it. But is it something that I'm longing for, and my life is not complete without it? I love Pete Rose to death, and Pete Rose is in the Hall of Fame. He didn't put asses in seats like I did. Maybe on the baseball field. So the answer's no."