There actually is a gold mine awaiting Vince if he could pull of this one angle. Bring back no-sold-berg, and have him re-align with Debra (remember his initial heel run in 97 and his feud with Mongo over his Super Bowl Ring). Then, bring in Austin, and you have a big money Mania event. People will say it isn't possible, but remember, Austin will need money, no-sold-berg will do just about anything for a buck, and we all know if their is enough money involved, Debra will come back for it. And most importantly, we know Vince will exploit anyting that will add an extra dime in his pocket.
Thank you Mr. Wanz for the check, now you get an AWA World Title Reign. But be careful, my boy Greg is a heat machine.
Then he won't be coming back. Remember, it's Vince's way or the highway. He can stay in Japan for all I care if he's not going to job. Hell, Triple H got pinned by RVD on RAW. If Goldberg can't handle even Trip's low amount of jobbing, then he can stay the fuck off my TV screen.
"You gotta hate somebody before this is over. Them, me, it doesn't matter."
"Hate, who do I hate? You tell me."
"Who do you love?"
-Wintermute to Case in William Gibson's Neuromancer
Or, if life imitated WWE.....then we'd have nothing but arbitrary intangibles that never reach resolution. And the bad people who create the problems would never go away, but instead win every single time.