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Goldberg vs. The Fiend announced for WWE Super ShowDown


Challenging for the Universal Championship is what's next for Goldberg.

When WWE returns to Saudi Arabia for Super ShowDown later this month, Goldberg will challenge "The Fiend" Bray Wyatt for the Universal Championship. The announcement of the match was made on tonight's episode of SmackDown.

Goldberg appeared on SmackDown via satellite tonight and issued a challenge to The Fiend. He said watching the Royal Rumble with his son gave him the itch to get back into the ring. He mentioned that WWE Champion Brock Lesnar already had his hands full -- but there was also the Universal title.

Goldberg said his reign with the Universal Championship in 2017 was too short and he never got a rematch for the title. He was then interrupted by a Firefly Fun House news report segment that was hosted by Wyatt, who announced that The Fiend accepts Goldberg's challenge.

This will be the first time Goldberg has wrestled since defeating Dolph Ziggler at last year's SummerSlam. Goldberg also wrestled at Super ShowDown in Saudi Arabia last year, with his match against The Undertaker falling apart after Goldberg was knocked out during it.

Super ShowDown is taking place in Riyadh on Thursday, February 27 and will air live on the WWE Network. Lesnar defending his WWE title against Ricochet has also been confirmed for the show, along with The New Day (Kofi Kingston & Big E) defending their SmackDown Tag Team titles against The Miz & John Morrison.