On this week’s episode of Heated Conversations, Booker T interviewed Bill Goldberg and asked him what he expects his moment to be like on the stage at the WWE Hall of Fame ceremony.
“Hey man, the only negative to it is that it makes you feel mortal. That’s all. Like, there’s an end to something. I don’t ever like there to be an end to anything. As long as I’ve got two feet and I can walk and kick and punch with my hands, there’s always a possibility for me headbutting somebody to sleep.
“Next week, I’m going to Tulsa, my hometown, and I’m taking my family and I’m being inducted into the Tulsa Public School Hall of Fame. It’ll be a precursor for me getting up in front of people and looking at my family and let’s see if I can hold it together.
“I’m so appreciative of so many people that got me there. Whether it’s next week in front of my hometown or it’s at WrestleMania Hall of Fame in front of all my peers. The fact is that it ain’t me. We’re not celebrating me. We’re celebrating a journey that I took, and I couldn’t have done it without guys like (Booker T). So it’s a celebration of everybody, man. Because the journey I had was surely not and could never have been done on my own. I needed so many people’s help with every step of it. I feel so appreciative of everybody.
“I grew up wanting to be in the NFL Hall of Fame. I grew up watching Texas Championship Wrestling with my grandmother, watching Brody, Ernie Ladd, the Von Erichs. That was an enjoyment thing for me. It was a release. It wasn’t something that I ever aspired to do. So for me to reach a pinnacle such as the Hall Of Fame, I had to have a hell of a lot of help from a hell of a lot of people, teaching me the business, tutoring me, and holding my hand along the way to a point where I could do it on my own, because it was nothing I ever aspired to do. Therefore, I had no knowledge of how to be good at it.”
The interview also touched on Goldberg’s most recent run with WWE, including his WrestleMania match against Brock Lesnar. To listen, check out Heated Conversations.
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