In the unpredictable world of professional wrestling, matchups are often the heart of excitement. They draw in audiences, create epic storylines, and ignite fan passion. However, according to veteran wrestling personality Dutch Mantell, there’s one potential pairing that fans aren’t eager to see: Goldberg vs Ryback.
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Ryback’s Reputation Takes a Hit
Ryback’s reputation has been on a downward trajectory, and the wrestling community has taken notice. His actions on social media over the last seven years have left a sour taste in many mouths.
Despite this, Ryback has been relentless in calling out WWE Hall of Famer Goldberg for a match, a move that has left many fans and professionals alike scratching their heads’‹.
Goldberg’s Uncertain Future
On the other side of the equation, Goldberg has made monumental contributions to the wrestling business. However, he remains a free agent following the expiration of his WWE contract.
Furthermore, Goldberg is reportedly dissatisfied with the status of his retirement match, an issue that doesn’t seem to concern WWE. Will Goldberg respond to Ryback’s challenge, or will he seek a more fitting end to his illustrious career?’‹
Dutch Mantel’s Take on the Ryback vs Goldberg Potential Match
During his Story Time with Dutch Mantell podcast, Mantel expressed his scepticism about a potential match between Ryback and Goldberg.
Mantel stated, “I don’t think [Ryback] has been in the business long enough to claim dementia. I mean, I don’t know what he’s thinking. I don’t think it could fill up a 2000-seat hall and if you put it on pay-per-view, you couldn’t charge but $10 for it or $9 and I don’t think they would get that many buys then. Nobody wants to see Goldberg and Ryback.”
AEW’s Interest in Goldberg
Despite the controversy surrounding the potential Goldberg vs Ryback match, AEW President Tony Khan has confirmed recent discussions with Goldberg.
The question remains: will Ryback get his wish and face off against Goldberg at AEW All In in August? Only time will tell’‹.