With the return of the legendary Goldberg to the wrestling ring, the latest WWE rumor mill is going into overdrive as to who he will fight next. Who, really, could prove a challenge to Goldberg after he dropped Brock Lesnar in just about two minutes? Well, how about John Cena?
That’s the word from the International Business Times, whose latest round of WWE rumors suggest that John Cena — a 15-time world champion — is unhappy with Goldberg’s return to the ring, and he made his disappointment known to Vince McMahon. Cena, who is currently only wrestling on a part-time basis while he films the next season of the hit show American Grit, mostly has an issue with the fact that Goldberg is making major bank for working the same amount of time that Cena does.
Cena’s argument against Goldberg’s payday may be all for naught, however, because as of this writing, he is still the highest-paid fighter in the WWE. Cena took home a whopping $9.5 million in earnings from the company last year, exclusive of merchandise sales. (For purposes of comparison, Brock Lesnar only cleared $6 million, exclusive of merchandise sales.)
And while Cena has nothing against the superstar, as a person or as a fighter, he feels that his presence in the WWE is being taken for granted. This, then, may be all the inspiration WWE CEO Vince McMahon needs to book the Goldberg vs. Cena fight.
— Umar Khan (@UmarAtd) November 18, 2016
Meanwhile, the latest WWE rumors from ESPN suggest that Goldberg has a lot to be happy about, no matter who he fights in the ring. After he successfully felled the mighty Lesnar and confirmed that he will indeed be fighting in the Royal Rumble come January, Goldberg secured a spot on the site’s WWE Power Rankings.
Other wrestlers on the WWE Power Rankings include Chris Jericho, Kevin Owens, Roman Reigns, and Charlotte Flair. AJ Styles took the top spot, while Sasha Banks and Dolph Ziggler were cut from the list. Bray Wyatt, Randy Orton, James Ellsworth, Brock Lesnar, and Bayley all earned honorable mentions on the WWE Power Rankings list.
As for why Goldberg — who impressively came in at No. 8 on the list — made the Power Rankings this year, the site said that they were pleased that WWE finally figured out what to do with the wrestler, more than a decade after he first made his debut in the ring.
“He’s in ridiculous shape for a near-50-year-old, and what’s more, he has showcased a skill set on the mic — honed during his time away working acting gigs — that simply wasn’t there before. It likely will be a brief stay on this list, given his impending inactivity, but Goldberg deserves his moment of recognition for so successfully bringing back a character many thought was finished.”
— Mikey Ace (@MikeyAceStudios) November 21, 2016
For now, however, fans of the legendary wrestler are going to have to continue to speculate on what’s next for him, as CBS’s latest round of WWE rumors suggests. In addition to Cena, CBS suggests that other potential good matches for Goldberg include Roman Reigns, AJ Styles, and Seth Rollins.
But the wrestler who has the best chance of facing off against Goldberg is, in their opinion, Kevin Owens.
“Goldberg is chasing the title, and Owens is the one with the gold. I can’t see Owens retaining the title cleanly here. And if they don’t blow up the Canadian Connection, Chris Jericho could play a pivotal role in the match. But it’s also a stretch to think they won’t implode before WrestleMania.”
— WWE (@WWE) November 23, 2016
What do you think of this latest round of WWE rumors? Leave your thoughts about the latest WWE rumors, including who Goldberg should fight next, in the comments below.
[Featured Image by Rusty Jarrett/Getty Images]