Source: The Steve Austin Show
Recently on The Steve Austin Show, Bill Goldberg was a guest on the podcast in a three-part interview. Among other things, Goldberg discussed his current health and fitness level, the possibility of moving to Canada to avoid the upcoming American presidential election, and his brief WCW heel run.
On the subject of his current level of health and fitness, Goldberg admitted that he is in good shape as far as cardio is concerned; however, the former WCW World Heavyweight Champion admitted that he suffers from a lot of aches and pains.
“I’m getting older and things are going to slow down, but I wouldn’t change anything for the world.” Goldberg added, “if cardio’s the determining factor of my health [or] fitness level, f–k, I’m in the best shape of my life! If it’s predicated upon aches and pains, I’m 145 years old.”
According to Goldberg, he may follow in the footsteps of Brock Lesnar as an American living in Canada, as ‘The Creature From Planet Goldberg’ seeks to avoid the fallout from the upcoming presidential election in the United States.
“Yes, I’m going to vote. Am I going to vote like I’m blindfolded or I’m throwing a dart at a dartboard? Man, I think I’m going to follow in Brock’s footsteps. I’m moving to Canada. My wife’s down here on me. I’m going up there on her. Man, we’re in a real sorry ass state. Man, we really are. I don’t know. The irresponsibility on one side and the corporate politician on the other and the lack of trust. At the end of the day, we’re at the lesser of two evils, but as a responsible American, who is voting for the leader of our country, are you kidding me? That’s our choice?” Goldberg added, “I think we’re kind of in dire straights looking at the options, man. It’s a sad day. It really is. I mean, it sucks. It’s a sad day because the President of the United States is going to be chosen based upon personality, based upon outrageousness, based upon other factors like that as opposed to real policy.”
While Goldberg claimed that he will always regret not having a great heel run, he admitted that his connection to young fans prevented him from being a heel.
“The heel run, I didn’t want to do it to begin with because of the kid thing. I did so much with Make-A-Wish. I did a lot of stuff, man, to where I knew it would crush these kids’ hearts. Ironically, the night that I turned heel, I had a Make-A-Wish girl who had cancer, okay? So what’s the night that I turned heel? What did I do? Do you remember? I wrestled Hacksaw [Jim Duggan]. What did Hacksaw come back from? Thank you very much. So what affect do you think I had on that little girl when I came into that locker room? Whether it was a shoot or whether it was a work or whether I was getting paid millions of dollars, I still got a heart, a big heart. And f–k everybody who can’t see beyond the things that they read because I really don’t care about those people, but I am a really caring person and that tore me apart.”
In addition to these topics, Goldberg talked about how he came up with his ‘who’s next’ tagline, what his relationship with Hulk Hogan was like, and more. To listen to the interview, click here. If you use any of the quotes from this article, please credit The Steve Austin Show.