WWE News: Goldberg Responds to Ryback Diss: 'Show Some Respect'

Max TowleAnalyst IOctober 14, 2012

Apr. 9, 2011; San Diego, CA, USA; Former wrestler Bill Goldberg in attendance during Strikeforce bouts at the Valley View Casino Center.  Mandatory Credit: Mark J. Rebilas-US PRESSWIRE
Mark J. Rebilas-US PRESSWIRE

In the latest issue of WWE Magazine, the company's newest sensation, Ryback, addressed the similarities between he and former WCW star Goldberg in a revealing interview (h/t Wrestling Inc).

"I do this because I have a passion for it, and that's the biggest difference between Goldberg and me. I'm not here to make five million dollars and then walk away. I'm here for life," he claimed.

"And, I firmly believe that I'm much better than he was in the ring. I feel I'm a better athlete and wrestler than Goldberg ever was, and people are going to see that over time."

Having clearly read the comments Sunday, Bill Goldberg's response was immediate, tweeting: 

Better athlete? Come on dude wake up.....

— Bill Goldberg (@Goldberg) October 14, 2012

Goldberg's former WCW colleague, Scotty Riggs, was the next to comment, tweeting:

“@goldberg: Better athlete? Come on dude wake up.....” -- Take it as a complement that the kid is unsuccessfully trying to outshine you!!

— Scotty Riggs (@REALScottyRiggs) October 14, 2012

...to which Goldberg then added:

Case closed! RT @itsevanslater: Ryback is a better athlete than @goldberg? I don't remember seeing Ryback play in the NFL. #ShowSomeRespect.

— Bill Goldberg (@Goldberg) October 14, 2012

Considering Ryback's somewhat derisive remarks, it should come as no surprise that Bill Goldberg chose to respond, especially due to the high-profile avenue in which they were made.

But it is interesting that the focus of his response was on the "better athlete" portion of the original comments, and not the fact that Ryback questioned his motivation for wrestling.

A star in WCW, Goldberg's short tenure in the WWE was unfortunate, and it left a sour taste in the mouths of many.

His final match with Brock Lesnar at WrestleMania XX is remembered for the way both departing superstars put very little effort into the fight.

Though the similarities between he and Ryback are undeniable, the question of who's a better athlete and wrestler is one I'll leave up to you to answer.


What do you think of Goldberg's response? Who is better?