Originally posted on 411Dave Meltzer reports that Goldberg probably signed his contract over a week ago, but was asked by WWE officials to keep it quiet.
Goldberg has been "living at the gym" for the past week or so to get back into the shape he wants to be in to look his best for TV.
Because of the timing of the signing, it is not expected that Goldberg will have a match at Wrestlemania, although an appearance isnít out of the question. Money was apparently decided upon a while ago, and scheduling and creative were the holdups. It is thought that Goldberg agreed to about 100 dates in the contract for use over the next year.
It is said that the Rock agreed to stay until the April PPV in order to have a match with Goldberg, and Rock was a major catalyst to getting this deal done, as he set up a secret meeting between Goldberg and Vince McMahon several weeks ago.
It is now expected that Rock vs Goldberg will headline the Backlash PPV on April 27.
Well, if that's true, then Rocky will certainly be apt to put him over. The only thing I'd fear is where the WWF would go with Goldberg from there...
Given his first performance on Saturday Night Live, this role might be very good for the Rock. It would allow him to show a different, more humorous side that could translate into better roles down the road.