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Josh Molina

Bill Goldberg "tweaked" his shoulder on Monday Night Raw, in a development that could have implications on the quality of his match with Brock Lesnar at Survivor Series.

Goldberg told NBC Sports that he will go through with the match.

"My body feels horrible. I tweaked my shoulder last night [on Raw], but that doesn’t mean in five days that I’m not going to come out kicking ass and taking names like I always do.”

threw a few elbows and right hands on Monday, and delivered a clothesline to a security guard over the top rope.

Goldberg is 49 and has not wrestled in 12 years. He will fight , 39, at the Survivor Series on Sunday. Lesnar has a stiff style and won a UFC fight against Mark Hunt in July. Although Goldberg appears to be in good physical shape, he's not close to being in wrestling shape. He was sweating profusely just talking on Monday Night Raw. A few weeks ago, he slipped in the ring while trying to execute a jackhammer suplex against Rusev.

Goldberg in the interview talked about how tough his comeback has been.

“It’s terrifying you know … it’s … (pauses) … you’re coming back 12 years removed and trying to give people the same thing they loved before," he told NBC Sports. "It’s terrifying. Father time is not very receptive to keeping your body in the utmost shape once you reach a certain point in your life. Things don’t heal like they used to.

“I just thrust myself out there man, with a very short period of time to get prepared. I’m never going to be happy. I’m never going to be satisfied. I just wish I would have had a little more time [to train], but it is what it is and you make do with what you’ve got.”

Goldberg last wrestled at Wrestlemania XX, against Lesnar. Even during his heyday in the 1990s, Goldberg was never considered to be a great or even good wrestler. He was popular with fans largely because of his look and how he was booked. He began his career with a mythical 173-0 record, and pinned Hulk Hogan on national television to win the WCW Championship.

He will create another memory, one way or another, this Sunday at .


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