Bill Goldberg has been the talk of the town ever since he returned to the WWE a few months back, as his epic confrontation with Brock Lesnar led to another match that shocked everyone with its result. Going by how he absolutely demolished the "Beast Incarnate," it seems like Goldberg is in the good books of the WWE, as they look to regain his popularity by presenting him as a sort of invincible superhero-type character.
In order to adequately present him as an infallible superhero, the company will likely want to keep certain details about his life a secret. At the same time, they will want to highlight his positive attributes, such as his philanthropic work or the fact that he's a great father.
So let's take a look at 8 photos of Goldberg WWE wants you to see and 7 they don't.
12 15. WANT YOU TO SEE: The Iconic Entrance
One of the things which really made Goldberg into that kind of an iconic character back in the days in WCW was undoubtedly his entrance, as his theme is something which can raise every hair on one's body as his epic entrance makes him such a popular character. But the thing which really made his entrance special was the pyro which surrounded him when he stood on stage, as it made him look like a real superhero. WWE would definitely want the people to remember this epic part of his entrance, as they are building him as this superhero character and the epic pyro really helps for that and is something the WWE would want the fans to remember.
11 14. DON'T WANT YOU TO SEE: The Football Player
While Goldberg might have become a legend in the wrestling business with his amazing dominance, he couldn't really make it as a football player as he did play for a couple years in the NFL but had to retire from football due to a bad injury. He couldn't really become that big as a football player, as WWE wouldn't want their fans to remember their prized possession at the moment as this failed football player as this picture of Goldberg back in his football-playing days is something which WWE wouldn't want their fans to see nor remember.
10 13. WANT YOU TO SEE: WWE 2K17
One of the biggest reasons for which Goldberg was initially brought back to the WWE was to promote their WWE 2k17 video game, which used Goldberg as the driving force behind its marketing as he was actually included in the game. Goldberg would also get a call from WWE to perform for them after initially making an appearance in the WWE 2k17 commercial and then go onto have that rematch with Brock Lesnar. WWE would want their fans to know about this picture, as watching him as part of the game's promotion will definitely lead their sales to sky rocket.
9 12. DON'T WANT YOU TO SEE: Teenage Goldberg
Goldberg has attained this cult figure among wrestling fans as this destructive, superhero like character who looked like a beast from day one, but he didn't really look that intimidating when he was still young as this picture of him as a teenager goes onto showcase that. The devastating Goldberg looked like quite the ordinary kid when he was young, and with that hair it seems like he trained to become an athlete quite late into his young years as WWE wouldn't wants their fans to see this as it could be pretty embarrassing for them as well as Goldberg himself. This also goes onto show how much he has transformed himself, but they'd definitely want to keep this a secret because of how embarrassing it might be for him.
8 11. WANT YOU TO SEE: The Battle Cry
Goldberg was quite the sensation in his hey-days in WCW when he used to come down to the ring, absolutely destroy his opponents in under a few minutes and leave as that made for this epic character, as some of his actions were enough to get the crowd pumped up. His Battle-cry before going for his finishers is somewhat iconic in its own, as him grunting out like a monster almost makes you want to cheer him more and want him to finish off his opponent as the WWE would definitely want him to be remembered for his battle-cry as that is one element which can pump up any crowd and go onto cheer for him, which could make for some big bucks for the company who are shelling out a lot of cash for bringing him back from retirement.
Goldberg did have quite a successful wrestling career before he moved into the entertainment business, as his popularity landed him into roles into some movies in Hollywood as some of the films were pretty good, but the others were pretty much flops. He even enacted Santa Claus in a film called "Santa's Slay" which pretty much turned out to be a flop in the box-office and the WWE would want this to be forgotten by the fans, as this image of Goldberg as a Santa Claus is just wrong on so many levels. WWE wants to build Goldberg as a superhero and not as Santa Claus, as they wouldn't want him to be remembered as either fat nor old because of that having the chance at hampering his reputation and intimidating nature, as WWE would definitely want this hilarious image of Goldberg as Santa Claus to be kept hidden beneath.
7 9. WANT YOU TO SEE: Movie Star
Goldberg attained quite a lot of popularity back in the days in WCW as his mainstream popularity also made for him to get a lot of chances at appearing in movies, as he appeared in films like The Longest Yard, Universal Solder: The Return and Kill Speed as this picture of him in a movie is something the WWE would definitely love to flaunt about their prized possession right now. Goldberg is looking like quite the bad-ass in this picture and the WWE would definitely love for their fans to recognize on how much mainstream attention he has gained as well, as more people who can recognize him will mean that the WWE gets more eyes on its product right now.
6 8. DON'T WANT YOU TO SEE: Hanging Out With The Undertaker And Gregory Helms
WWE has this strict policy of trying to keep Kayfabe alive even at this day and age, as they like to keep the superstars who don't interact in WWE TV separate from making much public appearances together, and are strictly no-no when it comes to the big superstars. So this picture of Goldberg hanging out with Gregory Helms(aka The Hurricane!) and the Undertaker is something that they'd want to keep buried deep into the shelves, as this can really hamper their chances at a Goldberg vs Undertaker match in the future with something on the line. WWE would definitely want fans not to see this picture, as this blurring image of Kayfabe being broken is strictly against their policies
Now the WWE rarely like to boast about another wrestler's success in a rival company, but strangely they have been rather lenient on Goldberg, whose past success in the WCW has been quite avidly spoken about in WWE TV and also showcased at times. This picture of Goldberg with both the WCW World Heavyweight Championship and the US Championship is probably something they'd want you to see, as it only helps to showcase fans about how amazing he was back in the days and remember them about all the nostalgia. Not only can thins help them build him into a monster again with a lot of popularity, but also get some old fans back into the product as this picture of Goldberg at the top of his time in WCW is something WWE would wants its fans to see.
5 6. DON'T WANT YOU TO SEE: Showing His Age
Now the WWE might be aiming at heralding Goldberg as this timeless legend right now who can plow through anyone despite of him being out of the ring in 12 years, but his aging signs can be seen every time as he is almost nearing 50 right now. This picture shows the signs of him aging as he seems to even have a slight fatness in his belly which is also because of his age, and even though he tries his best to keep himself in the best possible figure, signs of his aging body can be noticed as WWE wouldn't wants fans to notice him as "Oldberg" right now and remember him as the same wrecking machine who got much love in the 90s as they are trying to book him the same way, but his age can't really guarantee the quality which he produced back in the days.
4 5. WANT YOU TO SEE: Overpowering Randy Orton
Goldberg was always booked like a monster because of how strong, convincing he was in the ring as he could overpower even the strongest of superstars which made for his amazing winning streak in the WCW. In this picture we see him overpowering a young Randy Orton from Evolution up like it's nothing to him, as the terror in Orton's eyes is something which can go onto show just how dominating and terrorizing Goldberg can be in the ring. Brock went onto dominate the Beast Incarnate Brock Lesnar as well, as the sheer strength of Goldberg can be seen when he lifts up the middle-weight in Orton like a ragged doll as the WWE would definitely want fans to remember this part about Goldberg and want more like this from him.
3 4. DON'T WANT YOU TO SEE: Embarrassing Predicament
Goldberg is a wrestling personality who lets his fists do the talking, as he's barely remembered for his promos or entertaining skills as all he did was choose "who's next" and straight up destroy him afterwards. But when he came to WWE, he had to adjust to their "entertainment" bit as this hilarious picture of him wearing a wig(which looks like Triple H's hair) to seemingly mock the game is extremely funny yet embarrassing for him in the same time. This is long forgotten now and the WWE would want to keep it that way, as this humiliating picture of him can really hamper how strong he's been made to look for them as this picture might be quite funny for some, but can be disastrous for WWE if many people see it as it shows the funny, embarrassing side of Goldberg which WWE definitely don't want people to see.
Goldberg might have been this devastating, wrecking ball of a man inside the squared circle, but he is quite the nice guy in his personal life as he loves to spend time with his family and is an amazing family man. He's also stated himself about why he returned to wrestling so that his kid could watch him wrestle for one more time, as this whole story-line with Brock Lesnar was based on the Beast mocking him on becoming old and often mentioning how his son will see him get destroyed. So this picture of Goldberg with his son is something the WWE would wants its fans to see, as it goes onto show how much fun they have together and their bond which will aid in their building of him as caring for his family as a real-life superhero and encourage fans to love him even more.
2 2. DON'T WANT YOU TO SEE: Looking Weak
When Goldberg entered the WWE ring for a match for the first time in almost 12 years against Brock Lesnar in Survivor Series last month, many expected him to lose the rematch but were shocked when he squashed the Beast Incarnate in almost under 2 minutes. This established him as the top dog in the company right now, as defeating Lesnar(who was rarely put down by anyone) makes quite the statement as the WWE wouldn't want him to look weak right now. So this image of him having to be carried off to the back will definitely be something WWE wouldn't want fans to see right now, as their policy of their dominating star never "looking weak" makes them take some drastic steps to ensure that and this picture of him looking very weak is something which can be a threat to that.
1 1. WANT YOU TO SEE: Still Looks Good
Goldberg might not be at the devastating form in which he was in his prime, but even after staying outside wrestling for almost 12 years and being almost 50 years old, he still looks in amazing shape for a "retired" wrestler as he returned to the WWE looking absolutely fit and ready to go. He had a photo-shoot with WWE to show off his figure right now afterwards, as this picture from that goes onto show how amazingly he has maintained his figure even at this age, as he easily looks to be in a better shape than half of the guys in WWE right now. His aging body might not be able to withstand many wrestling matches, but he proved that he can still kick ass in his match against Lesnar as WWE would want fans to see this intimidating picture of Goldberg to showcase how amazingly he has kept his figure and why they've brought him back.
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