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SK's Take on reports that Goldberg will return to win The Andre The Giant Memorial Battle Royale 

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4.60K   //    09 Feb 2018, 20:11 IST

Could Goldberg be returning to the ring at WrestleMania?
Could Goldberg be returning to the ring at WrestleMania?

WWE presents the fifth annual Andre The Giant Memorial Battle Royale as part of this year's WrestleMania, which takes place just two days before the release of HBO's documentary on the WWE Hall of Famer.

There have been reports over the past few weeks that speculate that this year's winner could finally be taken seriously, because of the release of the documentary and the fact that it's 25 years since the death of one of WWE's greatest giants.

It seems that some of these reports may have gone too far since both The Daily Star and The Sun in the UK are suggesting that this year's WWE Hall of Fame inductee, Goldberg, will be returning to the ring more than a year after he was last seen to win the Battle Royale.

As with all WWE plans when it comes to the biggest event of the year, anything is possible and having Goldberg win the Battle Royale would certainly be a boost for him and it would finally answer the question of why the former Universal Champion refuses to comment on whether or not his WWE career is over.

Goldberg is a legend and he is being given the biggest honour in WWE two nights ahead of WrestleMania when he is inducted into the class of wrestling's most elite stars as the headliner.

If the company want the Battle Royale to mean something this year then they need to add a decent stipulation to the match, like the fact that the winner will be given a title shot at the next Pay-per-view event for their brand or even a title shot the following night on Raw or SmackDown.

Winning this Battle Royale could have changed careers, Cesaro got a huge boost from his win back at WrestleMania 30, but since then the winners haven't really mattered and the match itself has been relegated to the kickoff show.

Whilst Goldberg is still a huge draw for WWE and always will be, it seems highly unlikely that the former WCW star would return to the ring to win a trophy when he's already won the biggest title the company currently have.

WWE need to trust in the next generation and allow the winner to be someone who needs the win for their career, this year it could be the second biggest battle royale but that all depends on who is taking part and who comes out victorious.

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