In his latest post on Instagram to advertise his match at Elimination Chamber, Saudi Arabia, WWE Hall of Famer Bill Goldberg spoke about this challenge, saying: "Okay, it looks like we've been through here before.
I was a little younger and in a different city, but ... This will be in Riyadh. I'll be a 55-year-old Gooldberg now. And yes, after 13 hours of flying, I am the first to enter this damn gym. The second after me? The best announcer in the world, Michael Cole.
I have a job to do on Saturday and it could be my last in the WWE rings. So stay tuned, watch me demolish Roman like I've always wanted to do for the past 20 years. Thank you" . Although he has never yet formalized his definitive retirement, nor for when it will arrive, by now Goldberg's career seems to have come to an end, with the age that now seems to weigh in an ineluctable way on his in-ring performances, so every match could be truly the last for Da Man, including today's one from the WWE Arabian rings.
In the latest episodes of Friday Night Smackdown, WWE confirmed one of the biggest challenges of the moment, namely the titled match that will be staged at Elimination Chamber, with Roman Reigns' Universal Championship up for grabs, with his challenger who will be none other than, Bill Goldberg, WWE Hall of Famer and legendary athlete of the late WCW.
After years of semi-retirement from the pro-wrestling world, Da Man has returned to make the fans of the company, young and old, dream, signing several contracts with McMahon, with his commitments during the year that do not exceed two- three matches a calendar year, with his very short stints, which are however full of that adrenaline and that charge that only Goldberg has managed to give in over 20 years of career in the business.
After having faced great opponents such as The Undertaker, Brock Lesnar, Bobby Lashley and several others, Goldberg has now focused on none other than the Tribal Chief of Friday Night Smackdown, or the character on which the McMahon company has been focusing more in recent years.
Laureus Awards: Brady, Dressel, Djokovic, Ledecky, McKeon
The names of all the nominees for the World Sports Awards, the Oscars of sport, have been announced. Six tennis players stand out among the nominees, and above all the name of Novak Djokovic.
The jury, made up of 1300 journalists from all over the world, will vote the winners for each category and the awards ceremony will be held in April in virtual mode, and will be followed by the vote of a noble jury of 71 sports legends.
Novak Djokovic is also among the candidates for the Sportsman of the Year award. After the exciting season lived last year, in which the Serbian number one came close to the grand slam by winning three slams out of four and surrendering in the final to Medvedev at the US Open (last major of the year), Djokovic was at the center of an international case for his exclusion from the Australian Open for reasons related to his vaccination status, a tournament later won by Nadal who beat him by a slam (21 against 20).
The Serbian will return to the field at the ATP 500 in Dubai. The other nominees for this award are Max Verstappen (winner of the F1 world championship), Tom Brady (historic quarterback who at 44 this year will bid farewell to American football after 22 years), Bayern Munich striker Robert Lewandowski, the American swimmer.
Caeleb Dressel and Olympic gold medalist Eliud Kipchoge in the marathon. In the women's category, nomination for recent Australian Open champion Ashleigh Barty. The Australian tennis player will compete for the prize against Katie Ledecky (USA) and Emma McKeon (Australia), the two sprinters Elaine Thompson-Herah (Jamaica) and Allyson Felix (USA) and the Spanish footballer Alexia Putellas.
Daniil Medvedev and Emma Raducanu, both returning from a 2021 in which they won their first career slam (albeit at different ages), are candidates for the revelation award of the year. Among the other candidates also the Barcelona footballer Pedri, also protagonist with the Spanish national team.
The two wheelchair players Diede De Groot (Netherlands) and Shingo Kunieda (Japan) are vying for the disability sportsman of the year award. In the Team of the Year category there is also the Italian national football team, victorious at the Europeans, which will have to overcome the competition of the Mercedes AMG Petronas F1 team, which has won the eighth consecutive constructors' world title; the Milwaukee Bucks, reigning NBA champions; of the Argentine national football team, winner of the Copa America; and the Chinese Olympic diving team, which has won seven gold medals in the eight competitions in which it participated.