The WWE has gone through its locker room roster but could not find a suitable opponent for former heavyweight champion Brock Lesnar in the upcoming SummerSlam 2016 which will be staged at Barclays Center in Brooklyn, New York, but rumors are swirling that talks are being conducted to activate former WCW World Heavyweight Champion Bill Goldberg to face The Next Big Thing this summer.
The WWE has listed some potential athletes who might face Lesnar but they seemed not impressed with their size and story lines that speculations are rising that Goldberg could renew their rivalry. Interviewed during his involvement in the WWE 2K17 video game, Goldberg stated that he always thinks of his rivalry with Lesnar every day and would love to give it another go since their last meeting back in Wrestlemania 20.
“There hasn’t been a day go by since he and I stepped out of that ring in Madison Square Garden I haven’t wanted to hook up with him again. For sure,” Goldberg said.
Goldberg even told WWE.com that looking back at his match on Lesnar he could not help but smile adding that it was one of the fights that he would have wanted for a very long time and the idea of doing it again on this year’s SummerSlam would be historic. Aside from being former heavyweight champions, both of them also have a common ground since Goldberg and Lesnar also had stints in the UFC, which could be a good story line to develop as well.
Lesnar is expected to show up at SummerSlam right after he face Mark Hunt at UFC 200 in Las Vegas but the WWE has yet to book an opponent for him and with Goldberg itching for another run inside the ring in front of a capacity crowd it would for sure make sense if the WWE would be able to book such a fight.
“I’ve got 50 more in me. It just depends on the ability to keep it up to my standards. I love everybody to death and I greatly appreciate their opinions, but none of it matters except for mine because I hold myself to such high standards. The reality is, you’ve got movies, TV appearances, a kid, you’re 49 years old … things aren’t like they used to be. It’s a completely different day. I’m 20 to 30 pounds less than what I was because I just don’t need to be that dude with traps from his ears to his shoulders. Would I like to be that guy again? Absolutely. He’s still in there,” Goldberg explained.
The WWE will surely look at the possibilities of booking the Lesnar-Goldberg fight on SummserSlam as this year’s event will be a four-hour special which will also have other side events namely the fan events, autograph signings, WWE’s Be a STAR anti-bullying rallies, hospital visits and other community outreach programs designed to leave a lasting impact throughout the region.
Other names that floated being considered as possible opponents for Lesnar in this year’s SummerSlam include Randy Orton, who is also making his comeback, and Samoa Joe. Lesnar is becoming a hot commodity after he was given a one-off opportunity to fight inside the Octagon this coming July 9 and a possible rematch with Goldberg will for sure make things memorable for SummerSlam 2016 as well.
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