Goldberg returns to WWE, accepts Brock Lesnar's challenge: 'You're next ... you're last!'
Pro wrestling legend Goldberg made his triumphant return to the WWE this evening, appearing on the promotion's flagship series "Monday Night Raw" following a 12-year hiatus.
The 49-year-old entered the ring to respond to a challenge laid down last week by Brock Lesnar's "advocate" Paul Heyman. Goldberg's answer was as emphatic as the Denver crowd's chants of both his name and "Holy S–t! Holy S–t!" over the moment. (Yes, "This Is Awesome!" also made the cut.)
"I thought to myself, maybe I have one last ass-kicking in me ... maybe I have one last spear in me ... maybe I have one last devastating jackhammer in me," Goldberg said. "So, Brock Lesnar, not only does that mean that you're next, but most importantly, it means, Brock Lesnar, you're last!"
"Goldberg: You sir, are hereby challenged to a fight," Heyman had said last week. "One-on-one. Beast versus The Myth. Icon versus icon. Anywhere, any place, any time. Brock Lesnar versus Goldberg!"
"In Suplex City, you're not Goldberg," the mic-maestro concluded seven days ago, "You're 'Next!'"
Goldberg called Heyman a "fat little stooge" this Monday in his response.
Goldberg is 1-0 versus Lesnar in their seemingly renewed rivalry, which Heyman said keeps him and his killing machine up at night.
While Goldberg had previously retired to his far-removed farm, Lesnar still wrestles part-time, in between real fights in the UFC.
Bill Goldberg really made his mark in old WWF competitor WCW, where he started an unbelievable (which is OK, because it's fake) 173-0. The massive grappler was incredibly strong and surprisingly agile in his day — not at all unlike the decade-younger Lesnar, who is perhaps even more reclusive.
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