Number one contender to the WWE Championship, Bill Goldberg, has admitted that he purposely bleeds before matches for the fans.
The routine that comes before a Goldberg match has been well documented in the annuls of professional wrestling history. It often begins with security guards pounding on his door, some disturbance from the opposing side and then the appearance of the man in question as he’s escorted to the ring by multiple law enforcers.
On occasion, it has also included the meaningful movement of furniture, blood and headbanging on the locker room door in order to psyche himself up.
Now, the master of the Jackhammer has sat down with FOX Sports to discuss his pre-match routine and state in no uncertain terms that the mood he gets himself into, known as ‘The Goldberg Zone’, is all for the benefit of the capacity crowd and those watching at home:
“What people don’t understand about that is that, you know, people bitch and moan about me hurting myself prior to getting into the ring and bleeding and gigging myself. Hey, man, I do that for y’all. They don’t understand. I do that for them because I have to do something beyond human belief to get myself into the ‘Goldberg Zone.’ And if they think … here I am caring about what people say … but what could be the other reason for that happening other than me trying to get in that zone to provide them with the best character humanly possible?”
Goldberg made his return to WWE on January 4 at the conclusion of Monday Night Raw: Legends Night to challenge Drew McIntyre to a WWE Championship Match at the Royal Rumble on January 31. With the challenge accepted, the pair will collide in a dream match to decide one half of the main event at WrestleMania 37.
Credit for the interview: FOX Sports
h/t for the transcription: Fightful