The feud between Bobby Lashley and Goldberg began when Goldberg returned in the episode of Raw immediately following Money in the Bank. The rivalry between the two culminated in SummerSlam, although their match did not produce a definitive outcome.
'The All Mighty' maintained his WWE title thanks to the injury suffered by Bill, who was unable to play his cards to the end. As if that weren't enough, Lashley went after poor Gage (Goldberg's son) at the end of the match.
Due to the aforementioned assault, the storyline took on even more heated tones. Bobby lost the WWE Championship to Big E, while Goldberg has promised him revenge multiple times over the past few weeks. In the last episode of Monday Night Raw, it was announced that the showdown between Goldberg and Bobby Lashley will be staged at Crown Jewel in Saudi Arabia on October 21st.
During the latest edition of 'Legion of RAW' on Sportskeeda, former WWE and WCW writer Vince Russo said he was disappointed with the way this angle was handled after SummerSlam.
Vince Russo on Goldberg and Bobby Lashley
"They have no idea how to make this story work" - began Vince Russo.
“Goldberg has not yet shown signs of life in the ring when a furious reaction from him could have been expected. As Bobby Lashley opened his mouth to say any word, he should have got a slap in the face from Bill. There was to be a furious fight or something like that.
Goldberg should be very angry about the slimy assault on his son. WWE has already been wrong in waiting four weeks for Goldberg to return and now they are not making up for it. Bill keeps talking about how he will kill Lashley, but we all understand that he won't move a leaf until Crown Jewel.
Let's stay serious, this stuff could have been credible in the 70s maybe. It makes no sense in 2021,” he said. On a recent episode of The Wrestling Inc. Daily, EC3 praised Bray Wyatt for pushing creative boundaries throughout his career.
The former WWE Superstar highlighted how "wrestling died" for him when The Fiend lost to Goldberg. “I remember, I would call this the day wrestling died for me, I wasn’t even there when he ('The Fiend' Bray Wyatt) just got beat by Goldberg.
I’ve watched this man work so hard, and be so unique, and be so creative, and do so many different things, and take it upon himself developing something so special, to have it just thrown away by someone’s decision," said EC3.