Watch out Brock Lesnar and the other 28 people in the upcoming Royal Rumble match – Goldberg is back in training to bury you all! …I mean, ‘beat’ you all!
The people’s 2016 Father of the Year, sorry Titus O’Neil, posted a photo of himself back in training on Instagram with the caption:
“After a few days of well needed rest, it’s time to get back to work!!! I’m putting 29 guys on notice…….”
Glad he took that time off. Three moves spread over 86 seconds can really take it out of you.
Goldberg’s Survivor Series squash of Lesnar reportedly upset a lot of people backstage in WWE. They argue that the victory over Brock should’ve been used to elevate a full-time wrestler, not a nearly-50-year-old man with a limited shelf-life. It’s just the latest example of backstage discontent in WWE, which Cesaro has been increasingly vocal about ever since the Brand Split in July.
He’s hinted on Twitter that he’s frustrated with how he’s been booked on Raw, with ambiguous posts like “I’m tired of it” and “I’ll look into it” in response to Daniel Bryan offering him a Smackdown move. Cesaro said before he was drafted to Monday Nights that he wanted to go to the blue brand as that’s the wrestling show, but in a move that some have seen as punishment for those comments, he went to Raw and was booked in a best of seven series with Sheamus.
According to Wrestling News World, his chemistry with Sheamus is precisely the reason why Cesaro still hasn’t been sent to Smackdown. Apparently many backstage in WWE feel that Sheamus is the best he’s ever been in the company – even better than his past world title reigns (which I’d agree with because I’d actually forgotten he was the champion this time last year, back when the League of Nations was still a thing) – and the belief is that Cesaro’s the one to thank, bringing out the best in the Celtic Warrior. That’s why they haven’t moved the Swiss Superman to Smackdown, and it looks like Sheamus and Cesaro will be getting a push against New Day once Demolition’s tag team championship reign has been broken.
In response to an earlier dejected Cesaro tweet, the current leader of the most influential wrestling faction in recent times – the Bullet Club – teased the Professional joining his stable on Twitter with: “What’s your shirt size, bro?”
Kenny Omega has since teased another addition to the Club…
“The deal is done. #BulletClub will announce a new member. A monster that devours all competition.Your nightmare will soon begin. #njpw”
I don’t know about you, but when I hear a ‘monster’ that ‘devours’, I can’t help but think of a certain ‘Big Guy’ who likes to be ‘Fed More’. I’m not as familiar with New Japan as I’d like to be, and this’ll probably be an unpopular opinion, but I think Ryback would be a great addition to The Bullet Club.
His run near the end of WWE, where he obviously stopped caring about who he annoyed, was brilliant. Doing the CM Punk taunts in Chicago, wearing tights that said ‘The Pre-Show Stopper’ – that’s the exact kind of punk attitude that would gel seamlessly with Kenny and The Young Bucks. And when Ryback was at the start of his WWE run, and even as Skip Sheffield in Nexus, he was really, really over. He was what Braun Strowman is now.
Who do you want to see join the Bullet Club? Tell me Gallows and Anderson should probably cut their losses and go back there in the comments below.