Former WWE Universal Champion, Kevin Owens, has emphatically stated that he wants a rematch with Goldberg.
For their one and only match, we need to go all the way back to WWE Fastlane in 2017 where then champion Kevin Owens put the title on the line against the former WCW World Heavyweight Champion.
If Kevin Owens retained, he would advance to WrestleMania to defend the gold against former best friend, Chris Jericho. A Goldberg win would send him to ‘The Grandest Stage of Them All’ to put the title on the line against Brock Lesnar.
The result, sadly, was a foregone conclusion after the master of the Jackhammer had demolished Lesnar three months prior at Survivor Series. History repeated itself. From bell-to-bell, it took Goldberg twenty two seconds to finish Kevin Owens in the main event and lift the prize.
Now, Kevin Owens has sat down with Metro UK to state that he would be up for a rematch if Bill Goldberg is actually there to work:
“I’d love to work with him again if he was here to work. I’m not saying this is his fault, but he’s not – his career has never been about long matches or anything like that. To me, I don’t see much positive out of wrestling him for two minutes, or 20 seconds or 30 seconds or whatever, you know what I mean? I’d love to work with him again if you got to do a story beyond – all we did was, what, two weeks, maybe three weeks If we got to do some cool stuff, and some cool promos, exchange back and forth, and then have a quality match, that’d be great. But that’s just not usually what he’s here for. [His style] works. I’m not saying anything against that, it’s just not what I’m interested in. As a fan, I’ve never been interested in that stuff. Even when he was in WCW, I didn’t really like it. That’s just not what I look for in my wrestling.”
While the possibility of a rematch is slim-to-none with Goldberg being kept as an attraction in larger than life outings, the star still has a two year, two match per annum contract left with WWE.
However, in a recent interview, Goldberg named those men he still yearns to face before he steps away from the ring for good and Kevin Owens was not a part of that club.
In the meantime, Owens will get his WWE Universal Championship Match on December 20 when he challenges Roman Reigns in a TLC Match at WWE Tables, Ladder and Chairs.
Credit for the interview Metro UK
h/t for the transcription: Fightful