WWE booked Goldberg in a Universal Championship match with Bray Wyatt on SmackDown this past Friday, but there's a chance he could actually defy the odds and win the title.
Goldberg returned to WWE this past Friday on SmackDown to announce who he would be facing in his return match at Super ShowDown in Saudi Arabia on February 27.
Not soon into his satellite message, he was interrupted by the Universal Champion Bray Wyatt with a special news version of the Firefly Fun House.
Since WWE Champion and long-time rival Brock Lesnar was preoccupied, the WCW icon then challenged The Fiend for the Universal title, to which Wyatt said The Fiend accepted.
Needless to say, many WWE fans believe this match will be a filler for the Universal Champion to keep him occupied before his storyline for WrestleMania 36 gets underway next month.
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However, according to Dave Meltzer of Wrestling Observer Radio, via Ringside News, there’s a chance Goldberg could spoil the party and win the Universal title for the second time in his career.
Meltzer argued that WWE may protect Goldberg for a possible appearance at WrestleMania since he has marquee value, and therefore he could be the one that hands The Fiend his first loss inside the square circle.
He added that although many believe WWE will go in the direction of The Fiend vs Roman Reigns at the Showcase of Immortals, Reigns vs Goldberg will have more fan interest.
This is even despite the fact WWE has spent all year pushing The Fiend as this unstoppable monster.
It truly shows that once more, WWE is willing to book themselves into a corner for the sake of short-term gain.
Many fans will be hoping this report doesn’t come true as, although Goldberg can still put on a performance in the ring, we have seen all too recently that he isn’t the superstar he once was.
The WCW icon had a decent run as Universal Champion in the build-up to WrestleMania 33 in 2017, but his match vs The Undertaker at 2019’s Super ShowDown was a reminder that he is getting very close to the end of his in-ring career.
You’d have to think as well a loss for The Fiend against Goldberg will damage the credibility for the persona at a time where he’s arguably the most over superstar in the entire company.
If WWE were to execute on this idea and book Goldberg to defeat Wyatt at Super ShowDown later this month and become Universal Champion, it feels like they would be shooting themselves in the foot.News Now - Sport News