For the last two months, we heard something practically every day about the "negotiations" with Goldberg to bring him in, culminating in the meeting between Vince and Goldberg. Ever since then, there's been nothing at all. No news about anything. Seems strange to me. Perhaps a deal has already been made and Goldberg is on his way, but WWE has actually done a good job in keeping it a secret this time. So, I was thinking last night after the whole "Screw Austin!" thing with Bischoff about this scenerio. At the end of RAW next week, Vince comes to the ring to fire Bischoff for not delivering with Austin or for turning RAW around. Bischoff says he gave up on Austin, but has decided to bring in somebody else who's "bigger than Austin", and introduces Goldberg. Austin could then come back either on his own or by Vince himself to have an Austin/Goldberg match at WrestleMania rather than the supposed "lock" of a match between Rock/Goldberg. I think Austin/Goldberg is a bigger money match than Rock/Goldberg anyway. Thing is, if Rock doesn't face Goldberg at WM, who DOES he face?
I really, really like that idea. A good clean win over someone the stature of Rocky would catapult Edge right up there in terms of main-eventing; it could even set up a face/face feud with Brocky over the belt. Fans would buy it.
"Here's the thing: I don't give a tupenny f*ck about your moral conundrum, you meatheaded shit-sack. That's pretty much the thing." Daniel Day-Lewis as Bill "The Butcher" Cutting, Gangs Of New York. You'd be surprised at how many statements this can be used as a response to.
I can't remember if I read this somewhere or not, but the other scenerio could be that Rocky beats Hogan at NWO showing no respect at all. Hogan realizes he's on his way out and can't beat Rocky himself, but wants to teach Rocky a lesson, so Hogan is the one who brings in Goldberg for the match at WM.
I was thinking at NWO Goldberg runs in and spears Rocky after a ref bump, giving Hogan the win. Setting up Rocky/Goldberg. Hogan says he beat Vince's puppet Rocky and now he wants Vince at WM, setting up Vince/Hogan.
January 4th 1999 - The day WCW injected itself with 10 gallons of Liquid Anthrax...AKA...The day Hogan "Defeated" Nash to win the WCW title in front of 40,000.
Just about any WM match combination tends to leave somebody out....
a) Say Austin wrestles Goldberg. Who would Rock face, then? Edge isn't likely because of his alleged 'depush' over the past few weeks. Maybe Undertaker could 'retire' the Rock if Dwayne is indeed going Hollywood for a long while.
b) Say Rock wrestles Goldberg. Who does Austin face? Triple H would seem the natural choice, but then this burgeoning feud with Booker T would have to be dropped. It wouldn't be the first time that Booker gets screwed over, but....
I think the best scenario would be to have Triple H wrestle Booker T and Austin face the Rock. And Vince can save some money by keeping Goldberg at home.
Well Mr. Burns had done it. The power plant had won it. With Rogers Clemens clucking all the while. Mike Scioscia's tragic illness made us smile. While Wade Boggs lay unconscious on the barroom tile. We're talkin'... Softball. From Maine to San Diego. Talkin'... Softball. Mattingly and Canseco. Ken Griffey's grotesquely swollen jaw. Steve Sax and his run-in with the law. We're talkin' Homer... Ozzie and the Straw.
Hmm... perhaps they could play Austin in a tweener-leaning-toward-face role, and program Stone Cold against Booker T after a WM victory over HHH?
Also, I thought I read elsewhere that Goldberg is actually interested in taking part in other programs after a potential match with The Rock. If that's the case, why not set up a brand extension-breaking feud between Goldberg and Austin after a while?
David Crockett sez it best, folks: "Look at 'im, Tony! Look at 'im!"
Coach and Michael Cole said on Heat that this year's Rumble will have 1 minute intervals. This was done before in 95 when Vince called it "the fastest-paced Rumble ever". This change pissed off a lot of people and hasn't been used since.