WWE legend Ken Shamrock still harbours hopes of facing Goldberg in a dream match.
The UFC hall of famer became a star in the ring during the famous Attitude Era days for Vince McMahon’s company.
Despite now being 56, Shamrock still continues to compete in rival promotion Impact Wrestling.
He has been vocal in recent years of desire to go back to WWE but it looks like that ship has sailed.
However, he is clinging to the hope that he could one day get to meet fellow veteran Goldberg inside the squared-circle
During a recent appearance on “The Angle Podcast”, Shamrock was asked about which dream match has alluded him.
He replied: “Yeah, wrestling is really easy for me, it was Goldberg.
“I just felt like his character meshed a lot with who I am. And I thought it would have been a really great match for us to be able to [have].
“And he worked pretty stiff, so I thought we would have had a great match.”
Shamrock added: “You know, unfortunately he was in the other organization at the time and we weren’t able to do that match.
“But man, I still have confidence [that] some day we might be able to get that one done.
“I’ve always said it, you know. I think Goldberg, his character, his style, all of that with my style, man.
“I think it would have been a really, really good match.”
Shamrock made his UFC debut in 1993 feuding with another legend in Royce Gracie first, and later with Tito Ortiz.
Shamrock and Gracie would go on to be the first two men to be inducted into the UFC Hall Of Fame.
His overall MMA record reads 28 wins and 17 losses in 48 fights and was the first UFC Superfight Champion – that later became the Heavyweight strap.
Shamrock also fought in WWE, or WWF as it was known back then, signing up in 1997 and staying with the company until 1999 when he decided to resume his MMA career.
He only 'officially' retired from MMA in July this year, with a post shared on Facebook.
Goldberg came out of retirement to return to WWE in 2017 but he has wrestled just four times since, receiving fierce criticism for the quality of those performances plus the huge paydays he has received.
Despite only being part-time, he is believed to have received a seven figure fee for his two previous appearances in Saudi.
The first was in June 2019 when Goldberg lost to The Undertaker at Super ShowDown in a disastrous bout that was full of botches.
He nearly inflicted serious injury on ‘The Deadman’ with a failed Jackhammer attempt while he also suffered a concussion.
Fans were furious afterwards, and that anger intensified when he squashed the hugely-popular ‘The Fiend’ Bray Wyatt at Super ShowDown back in February to become Universal Champ.
He was then due to face Roman Reigns at ‘Mania before the Big Dog withdrew from the show and was replaced by Strowman, who beat Goldberg lightning quick.
WCW legend Goldberg was believed to have retired after his disappointing recent outings, but he smashed that theory by revealing he is under contract with WWE until 2023.
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