Goldberg interview post-mortem, Celebrity Apprentice video preview, April 25
By April MacIntyre Apr 23, 2010, 21:51 GMT
01/06/2010 - Bill Goldberg - 2010 Official BCS National Championship Party - Arrivals - Pasadena Convention Center - Pasadena, CA, USA © Tina Gill / PR Photos
Monsters and Critics' guilty pleasure reality TV show fixation is NBC's "Celebrity Apprentice," for watching Holly "Peete Robinson whatevah" slow boil every time Cyndi Lauper opens her mouth or for creating a drinking game that counts how many side-eye shanks Sharon Osbourne can serve up in an episode. Good times!
Last week we saw Goldberg get fired, and we got a chance to ask him a few questions in the exit interview conference call:
Monsters and Critics: Was Donald Trump, Jr. a little bit unfair with you? I was amazed that you didn't pop him one. Do you think that Donald Trump Sr. was a bit like Vince McMahon in their personality types?
Bill Goldberg: Those two are best friends, how could they not be alike? I mean, I've know that for years. And I know Donald off camera and he's a totally different person. I know Donald, Jr. off camera, totally different person. Did I want to jump across the table and rip their heads off? Absolutely but they are what they are on television and that's why the show is successful.
Will I stoop to that level? Absolutely not. I'm myself wherever I go. The fact that I did hold my cool throughout that show was a huge victory in and of itself. There were a number of times where I was going to implode. And at the end of the day I think it was a success for me to have made it that long.
You know, were they fair to me? Hey, that's up to interpretation and at the end of the day their decision matters. And, you know, life's not fair unfortunately.
Monsters and Critics: Are you still continuing your relationship with the World Wrestling - WWE - with McMahon? I mean, I read somewhere that your image and your likeness is going to be used in games for gamers.
Bill Goldberg: Well that's if we can come to a contractual agreement. But what they've put forth right now is something that I will not accept. So is it something that I'm striving for? Absolutely not. Is it something that I would like to happen because I've got a little boy and it would wonderful for him to walk in the toy store and to be able to pick up a, you know, his - excuse me, like he says, a baby-daddy figure, you know, that would be awesome.
But that is not going to cloud my business judgment by any stretch of the imagination. It's been a while since I've been involved in the business. And I know there are a number of manufacturers out there that would love to get their hands on Goldberg products. And I'm not like anybody else; I'm going to stand my ground and a deal will be done if it's to my liking and to my liking only.
M&C: Interesting. Did you have a hard time with Sharon Osbourne at all or Cyndi Lauper? I noticed you didn't mention their names when you were telling us who you were going to keep in touch with. And I was wondering if those two ladies made an impression on you?
Bill Goldberg: Oh absolutely. I mean, I'd love to keep in touch with both of them. Sharon is an extremely busy woman as is Cyndi. And I just didn't get as close to them as I did the other two. You know, Holly I've known, you know, her husband for years. Summer, she's just a wonderful person.
I mean, everybody on the show was wonderful but those two really stick out in my mind on the female team. And I have respect for everybody on that show, I really do. And what Sharon Osbourne and what Cyndi Lauper have accomplished is absolutely unbelievable in the world of entertainment.
And, was their preferential treatment towards Sharon Osbourne in that she was sick 90% of the time? I think so, no question about it. But like I said at the end of the day it's not my decision. My decision and my opinion doesn't matter a bit.
This Sunday sees Rockin' Good Times
The new RockSolid team has a blast brainstorming for their new workout task.
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