“GOLDBERG! GOLDBERG! GOLDBERG!” That is the chant that you will no doubt hear in WWE 2k17! 2K games announced with a recent trailer that the preorder bonus for this years rendition of the WWE 2k series will be none other than one of wrestling’s biggest name… Bill Goldberg!
Over the past few years, the WWE 2k series have highlighted wrestlers such as Sting and the Ultimate Warrior. This year’s preorder will include 2 variations of Goldberg depicting his tenure in WCW and WWF. WCW Nitro and Halloween Havoc arenas will also be included as part of the package.
This marks the first time the WWE and Bill Goldberg have worked together since he left the company after his match with Brock Lesnar at Wrestlemania 20 in 2004. It seems that WWE and Bill Goldberg have finally mended some fences as Goldberg has stated his displeasure many times since his departure on how poorly his character was used in the WWE during his short stint from 2003 and 2004.
Goldberg was part of WCW TV from 1997 to 2001 during the famous Monday Night Wars. His character was known for having “The Streak,” going 173-0 starting from his debut. Ironically, his first lost to Kevin Nash could also be seen as one of the breaking points of the Monday Night Wars. WWE was able to finally take over in ratings, resulting in WCW being bought out by WWE. During his wrestling career, he received the WCW World Heavyweight title and tag title as well as the WWE World Heavyweight title. Goldberg had previously had a short career in the NFL and has appeared in several movies such as The Longest Yard and Universal Soldier: The Return.
“After 12 years away from the business, I’m incredibly honored to work with WWE and 2K while following in the footsteps of such greats as Ultimate Warrior, Sting and Arnold Schwarzenegger. My son was a big part of this coming together, and I can’t wait for him to see his dad kicking ass in a WWE ring through the magic of video games. I encountered the likes of The Rock, Triple H, Brock Lesnar and Ric Flair during my WWE career, and now through WWE 2K17, I’ll be taking on the biggest and baddest Superstars of today – showing them once and for all that I am still ‘Da Man!” – Bill Goldberg on being featured in WWE 2k17
Could this mean we may see Goldberg inducted in this year’s WWE Hall of fame at Wrestlemania? WWE 2K17 is slated to come out for Xbox One, PS4, Xbox 360, and PS4 and most likely PC to follow. Are you excited for Goldberg? Let us know in the comments below or in the forums!
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