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“Who’s Next?”- Goldberg Returns to SmackDown

It is the year 2020, and not 2002, right? After Edge’s stunning return at Royal Rumble, another thought-to-be-long-retired wrestler has announced his return to the ring; the truly one and only, Bill Goldberg.

Goldberg hasn’t been seen in WWE for nearly eight months, when he last came out of retirement to wrestle The Undertaker in the main event of last June’s Super ShowDown in Saudi Arabia. That match has become infamously bad, due to the high rate of botches, something that has been attributed to the self-inflicted concussion Goldberg sustained before the match had even begun, during his legendary entrance.

However, that Saudi show had been his first match back since he had dropped the Universal Championship to Brock Lesnar at WrestleMania 33–the first clean loss in this pro wrestling career nearly 26 months before. Now, after recent interviews on Stone Cold Steve Austin‘s “Broken Skull Sessions” and WWE Chronicle, reflecting on his unique and unparalleled career, he is perhaps looking to avenge that uninspiring match against The Undertaker, and have his career-ending match one with a much better reception.

So if that is the case, the question becomes who will that person be? Will it be Roman Reigns, as he (hopefully) moves on from King Corbin and his Court, and looks to take down another legend? Or perhaps new Intercontinental Champion Braun Strowman, as it becomes a bit of a “passing of the torch” from one dominate wrestler beast to the next? Or if there’s a contrast of styles, maybe a changed Daniel Bryan, warped from his strap match against “The Fiend” at Royal Rumble, looks to reclaim so control over his wrestling career?

Whether Goldberg can redeem himself or not, it makes for compelling television whenever he returns and makes that entrance (hopefully no concussions this time).

Now try your best to get his theme song out of your head.