JR Blog: Goldberg/WWE, More on Him Not Calling WMania

Nick Paglino

Jim Ross has updated his blog over at JRsBarBQ.com. Below are some highlights:

"Bill Goldberg reports that he is negotiating with WWE but my best guess is that it’s not about a return to the ring. Bill is a smart entrepreneur and the former Tulsa Edison and University of Georgia football star likely is looking at doing a marketing deal with WWE that might include video games, possible WWE HOF Induction next year in Atlanta, and merchandise sales…"

"After being involved in several of these type deals, I can see where both parties can benefit from an arrangement. Goldberg gets the opportunity to earn additional cash without putting his body thru hell and he gets some nice exposure for his various TV vehicles. The WWE could monetize Goldberg’s likeness in a variety of ways. Is it possible for Goldberg to come back and perform in a ‘farewell bout’ in the Georgia Dome next year at WM27? It’s possible one has to assume."

"I have had to delete many emails that were fixating on me not broadcasting at WM26. I am good with it even though I’ll admit that I’m disappointed that I won’t be a part of the broadcast team for the biggest show of the year. Why wouldn’t I be disappointed? As Brando said in The Godfather, ‘It’s just business.’ I appreciate many of your comments but my suggestion is to focus on the show itself and that if you only buy one WWE PPV this year that this Sunday’s Wrestlemania should be it."

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