WWE’s special Raw legends episode was reportedly hit by major backstage chaos and changes.
And that included a botch in Goldberg’s return to challenge Drew McIntyre to a Royal Rumble championship match.
The much-maligned veteran, 54, lost the Universal Title to Braun Strowman at WrestleMania 36 but appeared for the first time since to confront the Scotsman.
He joined a host of icons in returning to WWE for the legends episode of Monday Night Raw – but the ex-WCW mega-star had more than just a cameo appearance on his mind.
McIntyre had defended his title against fellow powerhouse Keith Lee in the main event of the show.
Dave Meltzer on Wrestling Observer Radio claims that due to that match overrunning it’s allotted time, their promo had to be cut.
McIntyre was allegedly due to speak on the mic after his victory, but just as he picked it up, Goldberg’s music hit.
He then proceeded to cut his own promo, which seemed like it was reacting to something that had not taken place – with claims he was supposed to address Lee and those words would have sparked Goldberg’s arrival.
But that was cut, and the veteran hit the ring and began by praising McIntyre and said he does not get the respect his talent deserves.
But he then claimed the champ only looks at legends as wrestlers out of their prime and thinks he is better than them.
Goldberg then said this is where he steps in as he challenged him to a title match at the Rumble on January 31.
McIntyre responded by saying that would be like him fighting his own dad.
And that provoked Goldberg, who angrily sent the 35-year-old crashing to the mat with a huge shove as the show went off-air – although this was missed in the UK.
Meanwhile, the report also stated the show was supposed to open with an in-ring promo but instead started with Hulk Hogan messing around with a phone.
Randy Orton vs Jeff Hardy was also removed from the main event slot and replace with McIntyre vs Lee.
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