Goldberg returns to Raw, signs up for a match at SummerSlam
Dolph Ziggler is going to sell Goldberg’s spear like a madman on Sunday night.
With rumors and reports of Goldberg returning to WWE for another match, the main event of this week’s Raw featured a contract signing between Ziggler and Miz. Shawn Michaels was also there and would play a pivotal role in the end of the episode.
After Ziggler signed on the dotted line, an overjoyed Miz couldn’t wait to swerve his rival. Ziggler didn’t sign his name to face Miz on Sunday, he just agreed to a match with Goldberg.
Then HBK blindsided The Showoff with the sweetest of chin music.
The SummerSlam pay-per-view (PPV) takes place on Sun., Aug. 11, 2019 at the Scotiabank Arena in Toronto, Ontario, Canada.
Can Dolph Ziggler carry Goldberg to a great pro wrestling match in 2019? Or will Sunday be a classic squash match for the former WCW legend?
unless this is how they call him up
He beats down Goldberg and I guess the remains of Ziggler – just keep Riddle away from Ziggler’s nothingness or else he’ll be Drew 2.0. Do a Goldberg match where Riddle goes over strong and dominant, boom you’ve gotta star.
But this is WWE they think beating people is how you get them over because fan rebellions.
This is what I want to happen. But sadly, I doubt it will. Riddle beating Goldberg would be a huge statement, without doubt.
It’s going to be a squash
Anything else is pointless. Goldberg squashed Lesnar, yeah, there is no other outcome that makes any sense.
This could be a trainwreck.. Most likely a squash,
But I wont lie, this has brought some much needed excitement to Summerslam.
After Dolph won MITB and Cashed In, I never thought he would be in a position like this again.
He was also awesome during the feud with The Authority, his programs with Ambrose & Miz after the Brand Split were not bad either. I just don’t know where this guy went wrong.
The fact that he came back straight into the wwe championship picture, then got beaten by kevin owens in 17 seconds and is now in a marquee match at summerslam where he will once again be squashed but will still be a prominent player speaks volumes about his versatility.
Touche but was he ever a real threat to win in those matches?
No one thought he would beat Kofi. They have history but they really should have had a better build to that story.
His music alone abruptly stopped a pissed off crowd chanting “bullshit”.
Man for just a hot second I thought they swerved us and we were getting HBK…..
You could have prime Goldberg and Ziggler back when he was entertaining
and I would still be super hard pressed to care even slightly about a match between them. Mostly since Goldberg’s really never done it for me.
But I guess every old guy who has a terrible match has to get a do-over.
So… where did all the commenters calling Meltzer a liar go?
He’s definitely not 100% accurate 100% of the time, but he still gets some great scoops from time to time. When he doubles down and speaks with conviction like he did on this match he’s fairly reliable.
Once Dolph started randomly mentioning Goldberg
It was bound to happen. I just wanna see Dolph be murdered
There’s no way anything else happens.
This much lasts 2 minutes tops. And that’s being extremely generous to Ziggler. Probably more like 10 seconds. At least this time it’s just a perennial loser like Ziggler getting embarrassed rather than an actual star like Owens.
Gotta give credit where credit is due
Uncle Meltz called this one bang-on. Even though that spoiled the return and made the segment on raw very super predictable.
Not sure why he feels the need to ruin surprises like this.
I get that he’s AEW’s head cheerleader, and because of that, no doubt enjoys spoiling things for WWE, but it’s the fans that are getting a raw deal (no pun intended.) Just let people enjoy stuff in the moment, while it’s happening.
Because it’s his job
If you want to avoid spoilers, don’t go on websites that aggregate news and spoilers.
Does he do this to AEW?
Did he spoil Mox at DON? Or Bret Hart revealing the title belt?
Will he tell us Jericho’s mystery tag partners will be?
When Pax pulled out of his match with Page, Meltzer said AEW had something better planned – did he say what? No.
If it’s his job to publish spoilers, at least do it equally across ALL promotions.
It doesn’t sound like you’d be happier if he spoiled more for AEW because you sound pissed at spoilers in general
If you get spoiled about upcoming matches or reveals in wrestling, you only have yourself to blame.
Most fans were surprised by Goldberg’s appearance last night. The ones that weren’t made the decision to seek out information and spoilers.
Fans in the arena are generally much smarter about things than your average fan watching at home
The large majority of WWE viewers aren’t online looking up rumors, and if you ARE online on wrestling sites, don’t complain about being spoiled
It’s his job to report stuff he can confirm, if people in AEW are mum on things what’s he going to do?
He’s explained that, too
But maybe people don’t understand how it works. He was upfront with the Pac story that they told him off the record what the plan is. At that point, reporters have to find another source to talk about it because when you’re off the record, you don’t burn that person by reporting what they told you. AEW is still a very small company. If he gets told off the record and no one else is willing to talk about it, he can’t report. As AEWgrows, this will be less of an issue.
WWE is a very large company, so it’s a lot easier for him to get spoilers and news.
Matt Riddle is a great wrestler.
But he isn’t ever gonna pump pure shark adrenaline into your neck the way Goldberg does when he makes his entrance.
He will if he is backed up like WCW backed Goldberg.
Nobody will ever get the chance to be as big as Goldberg
At least not anymore.
Not at the E, anyway.
Unless Triple H takes over, as he did build Asuka similarly, she just didn’t have the exposure being on the developmental brand.
Perhaps AEW will be able to, if they decide to go that way. Wins and losses are supposed to mean more there, afterall.
So I typically root for Ziggler no matter how unlikely it seems (very often too)
But I’m not sure if he even has a chance this weekend. Hopefully somehow Ziggler pulls through this. He could use the win much more here.
I feel no excitement for this.
I have no reason to believe that Ziggler will be anything than an offering to Goldberg and nostalgia when frankly the past gen should be putting over current wrestlers. Maybe not everytime they get in the ring, but more often than not at this point.
Bro! Bro! Bro!
Don’t shoot me. I’m just trying to will a Riddle vs Goldberg feud into existence with the Bro going over and getting a huge push towards Bro vs Beast.
This match better not go more than 60 seconds. I’m just saying…
Goldberg seemed winded just getting down to the ring. It even looked like he was checking his own blood pressure (look at his hands when he goes to say “you’re next”).
I’d rather see HBK ZIggler but if we get Goldberg destroying Ziggler, I’m ok with it.
Speak for yourself… I want to see it. I think quite a lot of Goldberg/old-school fans want to see it too, actually
Consider yourself wrong on at least one count
I want to see this, because I think most people know Goldberg’s match against Taker wasn’t the way any legend should go out. I want to see him annihilate Dolph, a few spears, a jackhammer, and call it a night.
It sounds like you’re in the minority. I think a lot of people, myself for sure, want to see this. Goldberg is great at 2 minute squash matches and, honestly, I’d love to see him go out on a much higher note that the debacle with The Undertaker.
Don’t put words in my mouth.
I already reactivated my network subscription just for this match.
Somehow, this is gonna lead to Michaels wrestling again
I don’t know. The story was ready made for it. They didn’t go that way.
I honestly don’t mind Goldberg
The guy has tons of charisma and connect with audience, even though he sucks at both wrestling and mic. But that is something natural which can’t be taught. That’s why wrestling is more than just wrestling or promo work.
Most of the top dogs and by that I mean the biggest draws were not technical masters.
Look at Hogan, Warrior, ect. In Goldberg’s case he was booked perfectly. One of the few things WCW got right until they ultimately fucked it up.
Imagine if Roman got pushed as a huge presence like Goldberg was from the time he became a singles guy instead of attempting to make him Cena 2.0.
Missed opportunity, lMO.
Goldberg probably wants to redeem himself after the awful match with Undertaker
Gotta have some actual draws on the card…
… and neither Shane nor Trish are over 50. /s
Basically Miz is going to wrestle a corpse come Monday.
Should be a lot of fun to watch Ziggler get speared out of the arena.
I wonder if they are gonna set him up to be the Heel VS Face “Legends”. Goldberg now possibly Shawn Michaels at another PPV I am already picturing Crown Jewel 2 would probably be the likely place for Ziggler VS HBK.
Never thought I’d be pulling for Ziggler in 2019, but here we are.
Cole: “The INDOMITABLE Goldberg”
…who has lost his last two matches.