WrestleMania 30 rumors: Bill Goldberg not appearing vs. Ryback? Is he open to one more match?

Mike Smollins
By Mike Smollins @MikeSmollins
on Feb 12, 2014 12:47 PM EST
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Bill Goldberg
Former WWE and WCW star Bill Goldberg. (Photo : Reuters)

Despite reports of the WWE and Bill Goldberg negotiations for the former WCW and WWE World Heavyweight Champion to return for the company's huge WrestleMania XXX pay-per-view event on April 6 at the Mercedes-Benz Superdome in New Orleans hitting a snag, Goldberg apparently is still open to one more wrestling match, saying on his Twitter that he would take it under consideration.

It was reported this year that the WWE was hoping to sign Goldberg to a contract for a match at WrestleMania and that his rumored opponent at the big show would be Ryback in a battle between two behemoths, but negotiations reportedly hit a snag and Ryback looks like he's headed for a matchup against Sheamus at the big show in New Orleans.

A fan on Twitter asked Goldberg if he'd ever consider a match to close out his "Hall of Fame" career, and Goldberg responded, "I would consider it."

There were reports that Goldberg would make his first WrestleMania appearance in a decade to take on Ryback ten years after he took on Brock Lesnar in the infamous WrestleMania XX clash in front of a crowd of hecklers at Madison Square Garden in 2004. However, after Goldberg's financial demands were "very significant," the talks fell through on both ends.

Goldberg also reportedly wasn't a fan of the WWE's negotiating tactics with him when they told him to, "think of the pop you'll get" if he were to return to the WWE in front of a sold out crowd at the Mercedes-Benz Superdome.

According to a report from back when the negotiations were going on between Goldberg and Triple H in November, Goldberg said he believed that WWE was "barking up the wrong tree" with their negotiating tactics.

Due mostly to the differences in money demands and negotiating, the talks between the WWE and Goldberg died and he is not expected to participate in WrestleMania XXX in less than two months.

While Goldberg may not appear in a WWE ring for quite some time, he may still be open to one last match before he retires for good.

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