A WWE Hall Of Famer has given their thoughts on the reason that Vince McMahon keeps turning to Goldberg to insert into the world title picture after he returned to confront Bobby Lashley on Raw.
Bully Ray was speaking on Busted Open Radio about Goldberg’s return to the company after he shocked WWE Champion Lashley on Monday night. Bobby Lashley retained the WWE Championship in short order against Kofi Kingston at Money In The Bank. On Raw, he was challenged by a returning Keith Lee who fell victim to Lashley as well. At the end of that match, the familiar music hit as Goldberg signalled his return to the ring. Confronting Lashley face to face, Goldberg paraphrased himself, telling the WWE Champion ‘I’m next!’
Giving his thoughts on why Goldberg keeps being brought back, Bully Ray said:
“Fans are back in attendance, the WWE Universe is excited, Goldberg is a WWE Hall of Famer. They put him out there, they keep seeing what they can get out of him. They must be getting something out of him, and I know Vince (McMahon) likes him. Goldberg is an older gentleman who still goes to the gym, looks phenomenal, and Vince McMahon is a mark for that kind of stuff, so opportunities and chances are still given.”
If Goldberg is indeed next and goes on to defeat Bobby Lashley for the WWE Championship he would become the oldest WWE Champion in history. Vince McMahon himself holds that distinction, winning the gold at the age of 54 years and 21 days. If Goldberg wins the title at SummerSlam he will be 54 years and 238 days on the 21st of August 2021.
Goldberg’s last match in WWE came at the beginning of 2021 when he faced Drew McIntyre for the title at the Royal Rumble. If the expected match against Bobby Lashley is Goldberg’s next, it will mark the former WCW Champions tenth match since he returned to professional wrestling in 2016 where he resumed hostilities with Brock Lesnar.