Goldberg was my guest on this week's edition of The Turnbuckle Weekly with Chuck Carroll. The show can be heard on CBS Atlanta: http://atlanta.cbslocal.com/2014/08/29/goldberg-on-sting-wrestling-in-wwe-you-just-never-know/
I asked him about his new podcast, Who's Next With Goldberg, and his involvement with The Drive To Feed (www.drivetofeed.com). He said the charity hits close to home for him as two out of every five students get their only substantial meal of the day when they're at the school his child attends.
But at the heart of the interview was the insight he provided as to why Sting appears to be just dipping his toes in WWE waters and not fully commiting to wrestling a match. Goldberg was in a similar situation last October when WWE released his DVD.
“It’s a guy like Sting. It’s a guy like me that makes decisions not based upon wrestling logic, but based upon individual needs and desires," he said. "There’s a lot that plays into these things. It’s taken him this long to be a member of the WWE. He’s surely not going to make a hasty decision about anything.”
We also spoke about Roman Reigns' spear and whether he has had a chance to critique it as well as a recent encounter with Scott Hall at an autograph signing.
In addition, we spoke at length about his friend Tony Stewart and the situation he's in after he struck and killed another driver on the race track.
Here is a look at everything we discussed and a few quotes.
* Is radio harder than he expected?
* Tony Stewart was a guest on his show, thoughts on his situation
* Choosing which wrestling appearance to make
* Meeting Scott Hall again
* Sting in WWE
* Thoughts on Roman Reigns spear
* Is Hard Knocks good or bad for the NFL?
* Will the Seahawks repeat as Super Bowl Champions?
Will Sting wrestle in WWE?
You never know what WWE is doing. You never know what any of these guys are doing. You don’t know if they’re publicizing it to ramp up for an in-ring return or an appearance of if they’re just hinting at it so that they can sell more video games. You just never know.
What wrestling appearance he’ll make (mostly signings):
I obviously look at the roster before I choose to attend one of these, which plays a huge role in whether I do it or not. For the most part it’s a good time.
Tony Stewart situation:
It’s a tragedy on both sides. Nobody knows what happened. Nobody knows what’s in Tony’s mind. Everybody knows his past as far as his aggressive driving and his willingness to trade paint, which is what NASCAR is all about. … I think the only fault of Tony in this situation is being part of the group of guys the last 20 years that have shown their emotion on television and have been allowed to get out of their cars and do whatever it is they have done. They set bad examples for kids like (Kevin) Ward. … I just don’t think it’s within the realm of possibility that Tony Stewart could run somebody down. There’s zero validity to that.
The full 18 minute interview can be heard on the CBS Atlanta website: http://atlanta.cbslocal.com/2014/08/29/goldberg-on-sting-wrestling-in-wwe-you-just-never-know/