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Bill Goldberg On Beating The Fiend: “I’m Not A Booker. I Don’t Make The Decisions.”

Bill Goldberg may not have been successful in his attempt to topple Drew McIntyre at the 2021 Royal Rumble but he found more luck in Saudi Arabia last year, defeating The Fiend to scoop the WWE Universal Championship.

Bray Wyatt’s mystical alter ego was in the midst of his strongest run with the company when he had the misfortune of running into the Hall of Famer in Riyadh.

Whilst an unpopular decision with the fans, Goldberg took a more fatalistic approach to the match outcome.

Speaking with Ryan Satin of FOX Sports, the former WCW Champion spoke frankly on the matter:

You know, again, at the end of the day, Ryan, I do a job, right? I’m asked to go out and perform and I don’t pass judgment on it. I don’t worry about a finish. I don’t worry about who’s winning. I don’t worry about who’s losing.

At the end of the day I’m there to provide a service and I do it with a smile on my face either way. And I’m not a booker. I don’t make the decisions. I really don’t. I just come in and provide “that guy” and the only thing I can do in a situation like that is be the best package that they remember.

Goldberg, who himself went on a historic 173 win streak in WCW, was also pressed for his feelings on breaking another man’s run of victories:

Yeah, there’s no question I always have a feeling. I’m a psychology major, man. I have an opinion about everything and it’s when to vocalize it and when not to.

It’s when to elocute your feelings and when not to. It’s when are you out of place, when is it not your job to voice an opinion. I’m a soldier. I’m not the general.

The 54 year old’s Royal Rumble tilt with McIntyre was only his second outing since defeating The Fiend, with the other coming at WrestleMania 36 where he dropped the title to late notice opponent Braun Strowman.

With thanks to Wrestling Inc. for the transcript.