Gears 5 Players Are Convinced Goldberg Is In The Game

Batista is in Gears 5, and officially, he's the only pro wrestling character in the game. However, Xbox One and PC players are convinced that, unofficially, there's another WWE superstar in the game: Goldberg. More specifically, players have noticed that Gears 5 character Damon S. Baird looks an awfully lot like Goldberg, or as some others point out, Stone Cold and Mike from Breaking Bad. Obviously, Goldberg isn't in the game, and I doubt he even inspired the character in any shape or form, but the resemblance is pretty uncanny.

For those that don't know: Damon S. Baird is a Gear soldier and an a corporal that's an expert in many fields. He joined the Coalition of Ordered Governments army on Emergence Day, and soon met with Augustus Cole, who became his best friend. He's the same Baird in the trilogy from Epic Games, he's just older, balder, and more Goldberg-y.

Batista isn't the only Wrestler in Gears 5 from r/GearsOfWar

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"Gears 5 is incredible from start to finish, and, playing on PC, it is easily one of the best ports to the platform," reads a snippet from our review of the game. "Despite the few hiccups with servers, I was able to play entirely on Ultra settings without issue, and that's on hardware that isn't exactly the latest and greatest. The visuals are beautiful, gameplay is fun and gory, the campaign is heartfelt with incredible performances from the cast, and it is just a wonderful experience from start to finish and beyond. This is a title fans of the series will not want to miss, and it is a shining example of how The Coalition has put their mark on the franchise."