I can’t believe I even have to state this publicly but the WWE needs to let Goldberg stay retired. After every one of his recent matches, we all say the same thing, “Ok, that was brutal, who thought that was going to be a good idea”. And yet, a couple times every year, the WWE writers blow the dust off their “idea book” from the early 2000’s and insert Goldberg into storylines nobody wanted.
I knew we were all in trouble when I heard WWE was doing a legends show on RAW. Rather than just bringing legends back to celebrate them, they always try to incorporate them into the show. And as Raw was winding down, and Drew McIntyre was celebrating his win, here comes Goldberg. Not only was he not needed, but it was the most confusing promo about how McIntyre has been disrespecting the legends, which isn’t even the case. And after a lame scuffle, we now have Goldberg vs McIntyre for the title at Royal Rumble.
I get that he sells tickets, but without fans attending, is that really a priority? Does Goldberg really get people who don’t have the WWE Network to actually order the Pay Per View? If I was the WWE, rather than worrying about people buying the Pay Per View, I’d be more worried about Network Subscribers canceling after another crappy main event. Entertainment is second “E” in WWE, and Goldberg has provided zero of that over the past couple of years.
Here are Goldberg’s last 5 matches.
If you haven’t watched any of these matched, don’t waste your time. Not one of these matches is worth watching. They are all short and poorly executed. Honestly, Goldberg has never been known for great matches, but as he’s gotten older, the matches are just tough to watch. In fact, every one of these matches is under 5 minutes except for the match against The Undertaker, and that was probably the worst of them all It was so bad that it was specially highlighted on the Last Ride series for how terrible it was for both wrestlers.
The match vs the Fiend (which the writers had him win) was right up there with the Undertaker match. In fact, it was so bad they didn’t even mention it the following night on Raw. It’s as though that match literally never occurred.
Honestly, I don’t want to watch one of the next generation of Superstars have to carry him through a match. It’s not fair to them and it’s not fair to the fans. Though I guess the Thunderdome is a perfect place for a Goldberg match these days, without fans, production can simply lower the volume on all the fans booing.