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Goldberg had COVID-19 when WWE offered him Roman Reigns match at Elimination Chamber

WWE brought back Goldberg for a match against Universal Champion Roman Reigns at the Elimination Chamber event in Saudi Arabia where the Hall Of Famer lost when Reigns locked in the guillotine choke.

Earlier this month, Goldberg made his WWE TV return to start the build for the match. During the latest episode of his CarCast podcast, he detailed everything leading up to the match including his training, travel, and noted he battled COVID-19.

He had the virus when WWE contacted him about the match. He started out by noting that he was behind the eight ball as people don’t understand that he had an extremely short amount of time to get ready for it.

“You know… COVID. You know, I hadn’t trained in three months, I have COVID when I get the phone call to go [build to he and Reigns’ match]. I literally had two weeks in the gym to get ready for this. So, it’s — what people don’t understand and it will come out in the documentary is that it’s tough to do that as a 20-year-old. It’s even more difficult to do it as a 30-year-old, a 40-year-old and it’s almost impossible [as a] 55-year-old. It’s — I’m one of the .003 percent of humans on the planet that can pull something like that off.”

He said you have to have a tough mentality to keep yourself in a positive space. He said that he just goes and performs the best he can with the hope that fans can appreciate what he did.

Goldberg finished up his contract with WWE as the Reigns match was the final bout on his contract. Thus, he’s a free agent. As of this writing, it’s unclear whether the two sides are interested in renewing an agreement.

H/T to POST Wrestling for the transcription

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