The upcoming match between Goldberg and Brock Lesnar, expected to be the main event of Survivor Series this Sunday, has had a lot of of skepticism to overcome. Their first meeting at WrestleMania XX is widely regarded as one of the worst matches in the history of WWE’s flagship event. Goldberg has been out of the ring for over a decade, and many are unsure whether his legendary run in WCW was a result of his talent as a performer or simply effective booking. The Toronto crowd is quite likely to turn against the babyface Goldberg because of his role in hometown hero Bret Hart’s career-ending injuries.
And now, Goldberg is hurt.
According to an interview with NBC Sports, he tweaked his shoulder in his segment on Monday’s Raw. “But,” Goldberg says, “that doesn’t mean in five days that I’m not going to come out kicking ass and taking names like I always do.”
On whether this would truly be his last match, Goldberg said “I’m sure acting like it. At the end of the day, it’s all that I’m concerned about. I take one day as it is.”
The big man has been training hard since his match was made official, but it’s been tough for him to cram all the workouts he wants before Sunday’s match. “You want to use your time wisely,” he said, “but there’s only so much that you can shove in at one time and it becomes counterproductive. You become hurt and you’re exhausted. I’ve felt that over the past couple weeks.”
“You know five days removed from going up against one of the baddest dudes on the planet, I don’t want to be feeling like that. I’m terrified. I want to satisfy the people. I want to make my family proud of me, but at the end of the day, I’m never going to be able to satisfy myself,” Goldberg said. “I just want to do it to where I can look myself in the mirror and be appreciative of the work that I put in and the performance that I did.”