WWE: No, Goldberg, we don’t want you to face Roman Reigns

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Goldberg still wants to have a Universal Title match with Roman Reigns, but I doubt WWE fans feel the same way.

Since his return, Roman Reigns has been the most compelling character in WWE, and it really isn’t close. He has reinvigorated SmackDown’s Men’s Division, boosted cousin Jey Uso’s stock to new heights, and is prepared to have a hell of a title match with Kevin Owens at TLC.

Roman is riding high, and every wrestler in the business should want to work with him. Look no further than Survivor Series, as facing Roman helped Drew McIntyre more than any other match since his first WWE Title win over Brock Lesnar at WrestleMania 36.

Speaking of ‘Mania 36, Reigns was the other wrestler who was supposed to have a crowning moment at the Show of Shows, reclaiming his spot at the top of the mountain by beating Goldberg.

And Goldberg still wants that match, judging by what he told Kayla Braxton on WWE’s The Bump.

Here’s the quote from WrestlingNews.Co’s Andrew Ravens:

"“Oh, I would say that is one of most mild understatements that I have ever heard. He backed out on me at WrestleMania, he stole my move God knows how long ago, he continues to perform at a subpar level.”"

There’s a lot to unpack here that’s false and just plain-bad working, but, well, what else have we come to expect from Goldberg? I can’t think of a wrestler who has accomplished more with less talent than him,

“He backed out on me”.

Um, Goldberg, he didn’t want to put his newborn children at risk during a pandemic. Surely, you can understand that and not use that in some contrived angle on a TV show not many people watch, right?

“He stole my move.”

It’s a spear. Edge does it. Kairi Sane, Charlotte Flair, Rosemary, Bobby Lashley…the list goes on and on. It’s not that special. Plus, he has more moves than you and does the spear better than you ever could.

“He continues to perform at a subpar level.”

A blatant lie. Roman Reigns is performing at a higher level than literally anyone in the industry right now. You’d think a guy who can’t even cut a promo on “The Bump”, much less wrestle opponents without risking their health, would want to be more careful.

At the end of the day, very, very few fans want to see Goldberg. Any slight amount of goodwill he had was thrown away when he defeated the Fiend for the title in Saudi Arabia. Goldberg brings nothing compelling to WWE, and Roman Reigns would eviscerate him on the mic to the point where Goldberg would be even more exposed. Again, why does he even want this fight?

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Reigns vs. Big E, The Rock, Daniel Bryan, and Drew McIntyre are all better WrestleMania matches than Reigns vs. Goldberg. We don’t want to see it. The only reason why we tolerated the build earlier this year was the knowledge Roman would be champion again. He’s already champion and leagues above Goldberg. So we don’t want to see this match; it serves no purpose, other than enabling Goldberg to leech relevancy off a much, much better pro wrestler.