DENVER, Oct. 18 (UPI) -- Professional wrestling icon Bill Goldberg returned to WWE for the first time in 12 years Monday to accept Brock Lesnar's challenge.
The former World Heavyweight Champion who was met with a thunderous ovation and constant chants of "Gold-berg! Gold-berg!" announced why he decided to return and his intentions to have one last match against The Beast.
"The biggest thing I missed, other than kicking [expletive], is being a superhero for the kids all around the world. In this day and age, there ain't enough of us," Goldberg said.
"I thought to myself, 'Maybe I have one more [expletive]-kicking left in me.' I thought to myself, 'Maybe I have one bad-[expletive] spear left in me.' Then I thought to myself, 'Maybe I have one last devastating jackhammer in me,'" he continued, listing off his signature finishing moves.
"So, Brock Lesnar, not only does that mean that you're next ... but most importantly, it means, Brock Lesnar, you're last!"
Goldberg then greeted fans in attendance along with his son and wife who were seated ringside. WWE then announced on-air that Lesnar would return to Raw next week to address his new opponent.
Goldberg's return was first rumored in May when the 49-year-old was announced as a playable character in the company's recently released video game, WWE 2K17.
After hearing that Lesnar was said to be interested in a match to avenge a previous loss, Goldberg stated on ESPN's Sports Center that he would make an in-ring comeback to defeat Lesnar once again.
The two behemoths previously collided at WrestleMania 20 in 2004 which ended with Goldberg's hand raised in victory.