When Goldberg returned to WWE to accept Brock Lesnar’s challenge last month, he made it pretty clear that he won’t be wrestling again after Survivor Series. But, the response to his return has been so overwhelmingly positive, which may make him change his mind about having just one more match.
Even though he was one of the biggest stars in the history of professional wrestling, Goldberg’s in-ring career was extremely short, as it only lasted for roughly five years, so he’s not as banged up as most other 50-year-old professional wrestlers are.
Whenever someone comes back for one last match, they always end up sticking around for several more. Shawn Michaels is a perfect example of that — back in 2002, Michaels returned to the ring after being away for four years, and he originally planned to have only one match. But, he stuck around for another eight years following that match.
It’s probably safe to say that Goldberg won’t be wrestling anymore in eight years, but he could have a Brock Lesnar-like role with the company for the next year or two.
Most people are expecting that Goldberg will wrestle again after this Sunday’s Survivor Series, and if he does decide to wrestle again, his next match will probably be at WrestleMania 33. Who will he wrestle there? Well, there are three huge names that he could step into the ring with next spring.
- Seth Rollins
— WWE Universe (@WWEUniverse) November 15, 2016
During a recent interview on ESPN’s First Take, Goldberg issued a warning to Seth Rollins after the hosts aired footage of Rollins saying that he could beat the ex-WCW megastar in his prime. Of course, Goldberg’s warning to Rollins led many to believe that the two men will meet at some point.
It does look like WWE is planning a Seth Rollins vs. Triple H match at WrestleMania 33, but if they go to that match before next spring’s big event, then a Rollins vs. Goldberg match wouldn’t be the worst idea.
Goldberg has a lot of limitations in the ring, especially now that he’s 50-years-old, so he needs to be in the ring with someone who can cover up those weaknesses. He also needs to be in the ring with someone who can carry him to a good match, and Seth Rollins is certainly capable of doing that.
- The Undertaker
— WWE (@WWE) November 9, 2016
The Undertaker is scheduled to return on tonight’s episode of SmackDown, and no one really knows what to expect from “The Deadman.” We haven’t seen him since he wrestled Shane McMahon at WrestleMania 32, and now he’s on Shane McMahon’s roster. So, that could be a huge part of his appearance tonight.
There’s a rumor going around that The Undertaker will be confronted by Randy Orton tonight, and that the confrontation will lead to the two men having a match at WrestleMania 33. Would that be a match that would get WWE fans excited? Probably. But it wouldn’t be as big as an Undertaker vs. Goldberg match.
Before he returned to WWE, Goldberg talked about who he’d want to wrestle if he returned to the ring, and The Undertaker was one of the names he mentioned. So, we know that he wants that match, but the two questions that haven’t been answered yet are, does The Undertaker want that match? And does WWE want to book that match? It would be a huge match if it happened, so the answer to both questions should be yes.
- Roman Reigns
— WWE (@WWE) November 15, 2016
WWE has been struggling to get the fans to accept Roman Reigns as the company’s next top star, and a match with Goldberg — who is probably the most over guy on the roster right now — probably wouldn’t help their cause. But, it would be a gigantic match, and it could very well end up being just as good as Roman vs. Brock Lesnar was back at WrestleMania 31.
As of right now, it doesn’t look like WWE is building towards another huge WrestleMania main event push for Roman Reigns. But, WWE’s biggest event typically has a couple of huge matches, and Goldberg vs. Roman Reigns could, and probably should, be one of them.
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