Inducted by Brock Lesnar’s advocate Paul Heyman, who had a close up look for his client’s epic battles with Goldberg, the dominant Superstar arrived in classic Goldberg style (police escort and all) to take his rightful place in the WWE Hall of Fame.
Goldberg reflected on his transition from football to sports-entertainment, thanking WWE Hall of Famer Diamond Dallas Page for his influential role in helping him break in. The Man then looked back on his time in WCW, both his highs and the company’s lows, as he reminisced on all those he worked with during his iconic run in World Championship Wrestling.
Goldberg then looked back at his time in WWE and interacting with the likes of The Rock and “Stone Cold” Steve Austin in 2003-2004. Bill then shifted his focus to his love for his family and the steps that led to his WWE return in 2016. Goldberg illuminated on how his comeback was motivated by his desire, both to leave an impression on the WWE Universe, as well as his wife and son. He then thanked his family and friends, “Team Goldberg” as he called them, for their great impact on his life, getting a bit emotional in the process.
Goldberg also thanked Sting for being a shining example of what a man in sports-entertainment should be. He also commented that being inducted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame was his original dream, but being inducted into the WWE Hall of Fame is a greater honor than the Pro Football Hall of Fame could’ve ever been.
And, in closing, Goldberg once again asked one final question: “Who’s next?”