Goldberg Teases Another In-Ring Return, Talks SummerSlam Match, Maintaining His Physique and more

WWE Hall of Famer Bill Goldberg was recently interviewed by Sports Illustrated to hype his upcoming appearance on the ABC series Schooled. During his interview, the former Universal champion speaks about his matchup with Dolph Ziggler at SummerSlam, and whether or not fans can expect an in-ring return. He also talks about maintaining his incredible physique, and how he's adapted his training as he gets older. Highlights are below.

His SummerSlam match against Ziggler:

I am greatly appreciative of what he did for me, and for his professionalism. I can’t say thank you enough.

Bouncing back from the Undertaker matchup:

I’m never happy with any of my performances, and I’d lost my mojo, I felt like. 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.

Whether he plans on making another in-ring return:

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. It’s a very good possibility I’ll be back, but you don’t know it until it’s done.

Maintaining his physique at his age:

That gets lost in the shuffle, but it’s actually the biggest factor. 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.

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