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Eric Bischoff On Goldberg – “He’s Just Showing Up For The Paycheck”


Eric Bischoff has not held back on his thoughts about Goldberg returning to WWE for a WWE Championship match at SummerSlam with Bobby Lashley.

WWE has been reported for months to be going all out for The Biggest Party Of The Summer as they look to fill a stadium to capacity for the first time since the pandemic shut down live crowds in early 2020. John Cena was one name heavily rumoured to be returning as the sixteen-time champion of the world looks set to challenge Roman Reigns for the WWE Universal Championship.

What may have been more of a surprise was Goldberg making an appearance on Raw and getting in WWE Champion Bobby Lashley’s face, telling Lashley “I’m next!”

Now Goldberg’s former boss Eric Bischoff has been forthright with his thoughts on the situation on his For The Heat radio show with Conrad Thompson.

Eric Bischoff says he’s not happy about the match and the former General Manager of Raw reckons it could all be over in three minutes.

Bischoff explained:

“I’m not happy about it as well. Sure. It’s obvious (Bobby Lashley winning). Let’s talk about what’s interesting about that match-up because we already know what the ending is going to be. Goldberg shows up; he wrestles two matches a year because he signed a contract a couple of years ago for a massive amount of money, and all he’s got to do is show up and work matches. He doesn’t care whether he wins or loses. He is just showing up for the paycheck. So, the real question is, how long does that match last? Does it go down in under three minutes this time? Does it go four and a half? What do you think? What’s the over and under on the time limit on that? I say under three. I bet you under three.”

Should Goldberg’s next match come against Bobby Lashley at SummerSlam then it will mark the WWE Hall Of Famer’s tenth match since he returned to the ring after a twelve-year absence in 2016. Of the nine matches Goldberg has had since then only three have lasted longer than Bischoff’s three-minute prediction.

Credit: For The Heat

h/t Sportskeeda for the transcription