Randy Orton has made a career out of killing legends. Although he is in legend status himself now, Randy should be “next” for the man known as Goldberg.
2020 was been one of the best years of Randy Orton’s career. He was one of the top draws for the company and put out great work with anybody he worked with. He has become one of the most vicious heels in the company once again. He has shown that he is as sinister as “The Fiend” Bray Wyatt and just as ruthless as Drew McIntyre.
Randy went back to his roots in 2020 as he channeled his inner Legend Killer. After putting Edge on the sidelines, Randy targeted the likes of Christian, Big Show, Shawn Michaels, and Ric Flair. As recent as Legends Night on Raw, Randy was still pushing and picking on every legend that crossed his path. As we go into 2021, Randy doesn’t look to be slowing down anytime soon.
He has recently made some of his most devious decisions to date. If you thought punt kicking Ric Flair was sickening, Randy one-upped that when he set The Fiend on fire at TLC. At the current time, the whereabouts of “The Fiend” Bray Wyatt is unknown. Although, it has been heavily implied that The Fiend is back home in hell.
However, while Randy looks over his shoulder for Wyatt and Edge to attack, he may miss someone right in front of him. He has been so proud of destroying every legend in WWE, but he has missed a WWE Hall of Famer that has been right in front of him. After the Royal Rumble, Goldberg may be looking to find out “Who’s Next?” and it may be Randy Orton.
Many of the fan’s issue with Goldberg is his inclusion in the world championship picture. If you keep Goldberg out of the title picture, the fans may be more open to his returns. A way to utilize Goldberg in a big way and keep him out of a championship match is a feud against Randy Orton. These two have only crossed paths a few times back in 2003 before Randy broke out.
Back then, Randy was still young and trying to become a star. Goldberg was established and was able to easily beat the rookie. However, this is a whole different Randy Orton than Goldberg fought back then. This version of Randy Orton has reached his final form and is at the top of his game. This version of Randy has become the standard of WWE.
However, Goldberg has reached an almost mythic place. He has defeated top stars like Brock Lesnar, Kevin Owens, and even The Fiend in recent years. To be able to defeat Goldberg has always been a tough task. Goldberg made his name known by going on a historic undefeated streak. If there was ever a legend to kill for his portfolio, Goldberg is the man to beat.
At this point, Goldberg is one of the few legends that have escaped “The Viper’s” strike. For the majority of his run in the company, Goldberg has been booked as an unstoppable force. He was booked so strong at one point that he made quick work of Brock Lesnar on two separate occasions. We don’t even need to remind you of what happened when Lesnar and Orton fought.
That goes to show how strong WWE has been behind Goldberg. There isn’t a superstar that Goldberg couldn’t beat so far. Drew McIntyre could be the one to conquer Goldberg like he did Brock Lesnar at the Royal Rumble. Afterward, Goldberg should turn his sights on stopping Randy Orton. After taking a tough loss to McIntyre, this would be a smart booking decision.
Goldberg will want to redeem himself in the best way possible. He will want to look like a superhero once again by beating possibly the biggest villain in WWE. This could be a WrestleMania worthy match if WWE plays with the idea. They are two of the biggest names in wrestling colliding in a “Legend versus Legend Killer” match.
In the end, this is a win that Randy Orton would need more than Goldberg. The biggest legend left in Randy’s path would solidify Randy’s legacy even more. He would be left as the new living legend in the company. Then when he was on top of the world, an old rival comes to spear him off his pedestal or even drag him down to hell.