Paul Heyman better watch out because – he’s next! After Paul challenged Bill Goldberg to fight the WWE’s ‘Beast Incarnate,’ Brock Lesnar, for one more match, the former-WCW champ said he’s on his way to answer in person! Click to watch.
“For twelve years, everyone in the WWE Universe keeps asking that same question, ‘What if?’” Paul, 51, said during the Oct. 10 episode of WWE’s RAW. “What if there’s just one more spear? What if there’s just one more Jackhammer? What if, even if it’s just for one more night, we could all experience – GOLDBERG.”
Paul’s challenge wasn’t just because he’s a fan of Bill, 51, and his legendary undefeated streak during WCW. It’s because at WrestleMania XX in 2004, Bill did what few have been able to do – beat Brock, 39, in the center of the ring! That loss still haunts Paul and Brock, and “The Beast Incarnate” wanted his advocate to challenge Goldberg to the rematch.
“You can live in the fantasy of WWE 2K17, where you can remain – sir! – the one blemish on Brock Lesnar’s WWE career. Or you can you can step into this ring,” Paul said. “Because in Suplex City, you’re not ‘Goldberg.’ You’re ‘Next.’” Oooh, using Goldberg’s trademark catchphrase on him. That was a classic burn! Bill didn’t wait too long to reply, as he tweeted he was “booking [his] flight” to return to the WWE on the Oct. 17 episode of Raw!
Factual inaccuracies aside (the late Eddie Guerrero beat Brock for the WWE Championship at No Way Out in 2004, for instance) Paul’s passionate promo over Brock’s trying to scratch a 12-year-old itch has left fans psyched! They were even more thrilled when they found out Goldberg’s coming back!
— Bill Goldberg (@Goldberg) October 11, 2016
— Sammy (@sahpy4) October 11, 2016
Goldberg: "I'm Coming To RAW Next Week!!"
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— Slice Wrestling (@EntSlice) October 11, 2016
I'm excited for Goldberg's return because I've never really seen him wrestle all that much when I was younger. I mainly watched RAW not SD.
— ️️ (@RespectDana) October 11, 2016
— Graham Matthews (@WrestleRant) October 11, 2016
Goldberg… Goldberg… Goldberg is coming back to Raw next week
— Kamran (@Kam1284) October 11, 2016
GOLDBERG ON #RAW NEXT WEEK
DON'T CARE WHAT NONE OF Y'ALL SAY, THAT'S OUR CHILDHOOD pic.twitter.com/rPvCDN5Hl3
— What a Maneuver! (@WAManeuver) October 11, 2016
Bill and Brock’s last match was often criticized, as fans (who knew that both men were leaving the WWE right after WrestleMania XX) booed them out of the building, per Bleacher Report! For years, Goldberg distanced himself from the WWE until he was included as an exclusive downloadable character in WWE 2K17. With Brock teasing a match in commercials for the video game, some wondered if they’d get to see one of the biggest rematches in the WWE’s recent history! The WWE Universe will have to tune into Raw on Oct. 17 to find out!
Do you want to see Brock Vs. Goldberg II, HollywoodLifers? Do you want to see them fight at SurvivorSeries or do you think they’ll save the match for WrestleMania?