Goldberg has returned to Monday Night RAW and wasted little time in laying down the gauntlet to Bobby Lashley.
After WWE Champion Lashley defeated a returning Keith Lee after issuing an open challenge, the WWE Hall of Famer marched to the ring declaring that he’s next!
MVP quickly grabbed hold of his charge, ushering the champion out of the ring. The pair were later interviewed backstage where MVP said that he wasn’t going to dignify Goldberg’s challenge with a response.
It was initially reported on July 15th that Goldberg was heading back to WWE for the first time since being defeated by Drew McIntyre at the Royal Rumble in January.
It has been widely reported that Goldberg’s current WWE contract stipulates that he competes in two matches per year, a match against Lashley would fulfil this obligation for 2021.
After his destruction of Kofi Kingston at Money In The Bank, WWE Champion Bobby Lashley seemed to take aim at Goldberg, asking “Who’s next?”
Who's next for the #WWEChampion?
— WWE (@WWE) July 20, 2021
Following a legendary run in WCW, Goldberg signed for WWE in March 2003. After an explosive debut the night after WrestleMania 19, the Hall of Famer defeated The Rock at Backlash on what was his in-ring debut. He went on to feud with Triple H, winning the World Heavyweight Championship. However, the former LA Rams defensive tackle was gone from the company less than a year later, following his infamous match with Brock Lesnar at WrestleMania 20.
Goldberg returned to WWE in 2016 defeating Lesnar at Survivor Series in stunning fashion. In recent years his appearances have become more sporadic, although he did win the Universal Championship at Super Showdown 2020, before being defeated at WrestleMania 36 by Braun Strowman. The former wouldn’t be seen again until challenging McIntyre.