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Goldberg challenges Drew McIntyre for WWE Royal Rumble


Raw Legends Night was headlined by Goldberg making his return to WWE television and issuing a challenge to WWE Champion Drew McIntyre.

After McIntyre retained his WWE Championship against Keith Lee in the main event of Raw Legends Night, Goldberg's music hit and he came down to the ring to confront McIntyre. He challenged McIntyre to a WWE Championship match at the Royal Rumble.

Goldberg said there couldn't be a better representative than McIntyre as WWE Champion. He said McIntyre has size, speed, and athleticism -- but the one thing he doesn't have is respect. Goldberg said when McIntyre addresses the legends, he sees them as a bunch of washed up old men and women. Goldberg accused McIntyre of thinking he's better in his prime than the legends were in their prime. Goldberg said McIntyre thinks none of the legends pose a threat to him. but that's where he's wrong and that's where Goldberg steps in.

Goldberg said he wasn't here to demand anything -- he's here to challenge McIntyre for the WWE Championship at the Royal Rumble.

McIntyre responded by saying that Goldberg was just trying to get inside of his head. McIntyre said everyone knows he's all about respect. McIntyre said Goldberg isn't the same man he was 20 years ago and fighting Goldberg would be like fighting his dad.

Goldberg and McIntyre then went face-to-face and Goldberg shoved McIntyre down to close the show. Right after the episode went off the air, McIntyre got back up and got in Goldberg's face.

Goldberg hasn't wrestled since losing the Universal Championship to Braun Strowman at WrestleMania 36. Goldberg was originally supposed to face Roman Reigns at WrestleMania 36 before Reigns had to pull out of the show. During an appearance on WWE's The Bump last month, Goldberg said he still has unfinished business with Reigns and wanted Reigns to be his next opponent at the time.

In an interview with Bleacher Report last month, Goldberg named McIntyre, Lee, and Randy Orton as other opponents he would like to face.

McIntyre has been WWE Champion since regaining the title from Orton on the November 16 episode of Raw. After winning the WWE Championship from Brock Lesnar at WrestleMania 36, McIntyre lost the title to Orton at Hell in a Cell in October before winning it back less than a month later.

This year's Royal Rumble is taking place on Sunday, January 31.