Ric Flair Doesn’t Think Goldberg Should Face Lesnar

Everyone in the wrestling world currently has an opinion on the upcoming Lesnar-Goldberg rematch from twelve years ago, and this week on The Ric Flair Show podcast, the 16-time World Champion had a reasonable explanation for why he thinks it’s a big mistake for Goldberg to get into the ring with Brock Lesnar.

“The t-shirt and it’s all over everywhere, he sells that t-shirt, Suplex City. Whoever is going to work with Brock Lesnar, whether he [has] gotten smarter, he’s not going to change his style and he’s going to get suplexed, not just once, not twice, but at least 10 times and I don’t know if Bill’s ready for that. You’re off for a couple of months, much less 10 years, you’re going to get in the ring and you’re going to wrestle Brock Lesnar the first time around? Ha! Good luck with that! That’s just the way it is. His body is not used to it and Brock is a whole different can than spearing Ric Flair, okay? Correct? I mean, I just don’t think Bill is going to be physically up for that, myself. I mean, it might look good on paper, but, God, because Brock is 10 times more aggressive now than he was the last time he wrestled Bill.”

Flair does have a point, a lot of Brock’s in-ring work right now consists of murdering people with lots of suplexes, and Goldberg isn’t exactly a guy known for being taken off his feet, even in his prime. We’re not sure that Brock would care enough to adjust his in-ring style for Goldberg, and the basically-retired 49-year-old Goldberg probably shouldn’t be taking a dozen Germans, either. We could be wrong, but we’ve been worried that this match could be a trainwreck from the beginning, and it’s nice to see that we’re not alone.

Transcript courtesy of WrestlingInc.com.

Stephen Randle

Stephen Randle

Stephen Randle is an avid wrestling and film fan. He's been writing about WWE, movies, and video games for Goliath since 2015.