According to reports surfacing this weekend, WWE Chairman Vince McMahon has his eyes set on two of wrestling’s biggest names for 2014′s WrestleMania PPV from New Orleans.
According to F4WOnline.com’s exclusive newsletter the company is keen to bring both Sting and Bill Goldberg into the WWE fold in time for the 30th anniversary of the “grandaddy of them all” after it became apparent that Hulk Hogan wasn’t returning.
It certainly isn’t the first time any of these former giants of WCW have been mentioned in regards to a big WrestleMania match but it is believed that WWE is closer than ever to securing them for a deal.
The closest Vince ever came to getting Sting to agree to a short term run was back in 2011 when the WWE began running a series of mysterious vignettes that many fans and so-called Smarks believed would lead to Steve Borden appearing at WrestleMania 28 to fight The Undertaker. As you know this was not the case as Borden agreed to return to TNA for another year (which has stretched to almost 3) but now there are doubts in the industry as to whether TNA will even exist by the time WrestleMania comes around in March, so poor are their fortunes at the moment.
On the other hand Goldberg is a former Heavyweight Champion in WWE and has had famous battles with The Rock, Triple H and (ahem) Brock Lesnar but his relationship with the company hasn’t always been that great. However word is Vince wants to capitalise on the sales of WWE’s recent Goldberg DVD set, his appearance as a character in WWE 2K14 and see WrestleMania 30 as the ultimate pay off in that respect.
Who these men would face is uncertain although an Undertaker/Sting match seems likely. But would a 55 year old Steve Borden be able to live up to Undertaker’s increasingly excellent legacy or would a match with someone more like John Cena be a better choice? Likewise Goldberg/Cena or Goldberg/Punk could draw sufficient money to make signing either man worthwhile but the question remains whether WWE can secure any signatures in time or if we’ll be having this same conversation again this time next year.
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This article was first posted on October 20, 2013