It has been announced that Goldberg will meet Bobby Lashley for the WWE Championship at SummerSlam in Las Vegas.
WWE Champion Lashley and MVP opened RAW by running down the former World Champion. MVP stated that Goldberg could beat any man on the roster on any given day, but he didn’t decide to challenge just any man, he challenged the All-Mighty. MVP closed by asking whether Goldberg wanted to be remembered as a casualty.
This brought a fired up WWE Hall of Famer to the ring to go nose to nose with the champion. Goldberg said that it doesn’t matter how old he is because he’ll always be Goldberg. He added that he lives by the Spear and Bobby Lashley will die by the Spear, before telling the champion that he’s next.
As Goldberg left, MVP went up to his son, Gage at ringside running down the WCW legend. This brought the former Universal Champion back down the ramp spearing MVP in the process.
Later on the show, Lashley accepted Goldberg’s challenge, saying that he hopes he brings his son so he can watch him get annihilated.
— WWE (@WWE) August 3, 2021
Goldberg returned to WWE on July 19th, immediately getting in the face of the WWE Champion.
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.
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.