The WCW legend has previously targeted Roman Reigns, and a third Universal Championship reign, saying the match “has to happen” after the match had been scheduled to take place at WrestleMania, but Goldberg would end up facing Braun Strowman instead.
Meanwhile, the former Universal Champion did name The Scottish Warrior – as well as Randy Orton and Keith Lee – as someone he did want to get in the ring with in a recent interview.
“I’d love to get in the ring with Drew [McIntyre].”
Well, it looks like Goldberg will indeed get one of his wishes as he stepped in the squared circle for the first time since WrestleMania and challenged McIntyre to close RAW this week after the Scotsman successfully defended his WWE Championship against Keith Lee at Legends Night.
Goldberg would push the WWE Champion to the canvas before McIntyre squared up to him to end the show.
— WWE (@WWE) January 5, 2021
Drew McIntyre would grab a mic to thank the legends, before Goldberg came out and laid down the challenge.
“Drew McIntyre, I was in the back and I was thinking, there couldn’t be a better representative to be WWE Champion. You’ve got size, you’ve got speed, you’ve got athleticism – but the one thing you don’t got is respect. Yeah. Now, I heard what you said but that’s not what you were thinking because, when you addressed these guys, these legends up here, you look at them as a bunch of washed up, tired old men and women. In your mind you think, in your prime, that you’re better than every one of them in their prime. You think not one of them poses a threat to you whatsoever. My friend, that’s where you’re wrong and that’s where I step in. It’s about respect. So, don’t think that I’m coming out here and I’m demanding anything, by any stretch. Don’t think that I’m posing a threat. No, sir, I’m coming to challenge man to man at the Royal Rumble.”
Drew McIntyre would respond saying fighting Goldberg would be like fighting his own dad, before things got physical.
Last month, Goldberg called out the Tribal Chief on WWE’s The Bump, calling Reigns’ Spear “subpar” and saying, “Roman’s next.” Shortly thereafter, the WWE Universal Champion would respond, saying, “I choose who’s next” ahead of his match at WWE TLC.
Full results from RAW Legends Night are available here.