Bully Ray has controversially suggested that Goldberg should win the Universal Championship at Elimination Chamber to “stir sh*t up.”
On February 19th at Elimination Chamber, Goldberg and Roman Reigns will finally meet one-on-one. The pair had originally been scheduled to meet at WrestleMania 36, but Reigns pulled out due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
While many expect Goldberg to simply be a stepping stone for Reigns as he heads towards his WrestleMania 38 showdown with Brock Lesnar, one WWE Hall of Famer has a different take. Speaking on Busted Open Radio, Bully Ray has suggested that Goldberg should beat Reigns in Saudi Arabia, and then drop the title back to the Tribal Chief on the following episode of SmackDown.
The tag team legend explained that the brief title switch would shake up an otherwise predictable product.
“I think this is the perfect opportunity for the WWE to stir a lot of sh*t up and a huge monkey wrench into it. I’d have, personally, Goldberg come back and beat Roman in Saudi and immediately do a rematch on SmackDown the following Friday night and put it back on Roman. People would be talking, it would be different and it would be the exact opposite of what it is right now, which is extremely predictable,”
“Have Goldberg beat Roman on Saturday and on the 25th at SmackDown put the championship right back on him. That’s six days of people talking about Goldberg as the new champion. Shake it up a little bit,”
The upcoming bout is also set to be the last match on Goldberg’s current deal with WWE. While some have suggested that the WWE Hall of Famer will be looking to hang up his boots, a recent report has claimed that it is more likely that he will re-sign.
Speaking on Wrestling Observer Radio, Dave Meltzer has noted that he expects the former World Champion to re-sign with the company. This is in large part to his nostalgic appeal on the shows that WWE hosts in Saudi Arabia.
H/t to Sportskeeda for the transcription.