As the fog of wrestling rumors thickens, a shadow continues to loom large: that of WWE legend, Goldberg. The now elusive free agent has said several times that he wants to end his Hall of Fame career on a high note, even calling out WWE boss, Vince McMahon. As fans wait for Goldberg's final match or run, a new but familiar face has issued a challenge to the former WCW and WWF headliner in Ryback.
Ryback, like Goldberg, is a behemoth that hasn't appeared in the WWE in a while. As he prepares to return from injury, he's made his intentions known in a brash social media post.
Now that he's cleared for competition this summer, Ryback only has a specific target in his crosshairs: Goldberg.
Mind you, Ryback isn't just asking for any old wrestling match - he wants a Retirement Match. While this term might bring images of a swansong for Goldberg to mind, it could indicate a final showdown for Ryback as well.
At the same time, Ryback is hinting at debuting in All Elite Wrestling, stoking further speculation. This isn't as far-fetched as Tony Khan, the president of AEW, recently confirmed having had discussions with Goldberg.
Although Goldberg has mentioned that he's open to doing a self-promoted retirement tour, the AEW and WWE have much bigger platforms. The former, in particular, needs someone who can make the headlines alongside its incumbent stars like MJF. It's a win-win situation for both parties as Goldberg's name carries weight, especially if he is to feud with Ryback.
However, the lingering question remains: will Goldberg and Ryback lock horns in what could truly be a big event?
As ever in the thrilling world of sports entertainment, the truth remains hidden by a cloud of speculation and anticipation.
Thankfully, with the summer fast approaching, we won't have to wait for too long before the wrestling world is rocked with the answer.