Bill Goldberg has clarified his position in WWE as a gatekeeper to ensure that the current crop of talent are up to scratch in order to represent the company.
On January 31, Goldberg will challenge WWE Champion Drew McIntyre for the Scot’s coveted strap at the Royal Rumble with the match being his first championship outing since dropping the WWE Universal Championship to Braun Strowman at WrestleMania 36.
However, with many fearing that the bout will be a complete domination of a man who has been a leading light of the company in the COVID-era – flashbacks to WWE Super Showdown 2020 are still prevalent – Goldberg has taken to After the Bell with Corey Graves to clarify that he hasn’t returned as a replacement, but a measuring stick for the rest of the roster:
“I’m not going to bitch, I’m not going to moan, I’m not going to cry. I’m ecstatic to be in the position I’m in and it’s my job to come in and make sure these kids are worthy of doing what they’re doing. And I’m not only going to answer the question for myself, but I’m going to answer it for everybody else.”
Goldberg returned to WWE on January 4 at the conclusion Raw: Legends Night to cut a perplexing promo on the champion about him not respecting the legends that the paved the way. Though Drew McIntyre was diagnosed with COVID-19 soon after, the champion accepted the bout on January 11 via satellite.
On the January 25 edition of Monday Night Raw, Goldberg and McIntyre came face-to-face for the final time before the Royal Rumble to take out The Miz and John Morrison.
Credit for the interview: After the Bell