Will Goldberg Announce His WWE Brock Lesnar Rematch on SportsCenter Tonight?
October 5, 2016 - WWE
Bill Goldberg will be doing an talk on SportsCenter tonight with former WWE commentator Jonathan Coachman. It should be nonetheless isn’t always remarkable that this 9pm ET talk will be on ESPNEWS, not a flagship channel, that will be broadcasting MLB playoffs, or even a deuce.
[UPDATE: Goldberg was neutral when asked about either he would ever lapse to a ring. He gave many reasons he’d wish to — his child and mother have never seen him combat in real-time — nonetheless also pronounced he didn’t wish to taint his legacy. Net in net, it sounded like he could be convinced.]
The mark is nominally to foster WWE’s new video game, in that Goldberg’s coming outlines his initial connection with a graduation given 2004, nonetheless ever given that understanding was formalized rumors have been using prevalent that it was a predecessor to his returning to a ring.
Last night, rumors gave approach to reporting:
While J.R. isn’t a normal reporter, he kind of hedged his tweet, and a storyline in WWE is always theme to change during a humour of Vince McMahon, this would, from a outside, seem to validate in a “there’s about a 95% possibility this happens now” category.
On amicable media, Goldberg didn’t endorse or repudiate J.R.’s report:
Reading a Internet…. we never know who to trust do you? #WhosNext
— Bill Goldberg (@Goldberg) October 5, 2016
Survivor Series takes place Nov 20th in Toronto, and WWE, by trait of doing a three-night army there with a PPV, NXT, and Raw, is perplexing to make it feel major.
Goldberg’s mark tonight will be an engaging barometer on WWE’s attribute with ESPN. If there is an proclamation that he’s returning to combat Brock Lesnar, who he had an underwhelming compare with during WrestleMania 20, since wouldn’t he make that on Raw, whose ratings have been cascading during a frightening rate? Or, if it’s going to be with ESPN, since not make it on the mothership where people indeed watch?
ESPN does weekly interviews on ESPNEWS (which again, aren’t noticed by many people), and has built sets during WrestleMania and SummerSlam (which are exposed to their mass audience). In August, ESPN launched a new WWE vertical on a web site that, so far, has lacked teeth.
ESPN’s coverage of WWE has come under a lot of inspection in a wrestling media, and from a possess open editor, nonetheless he was criticizing its ubiquitous newsworthiness, and not a network’s coverage, that to put it kindly has not nonetheless finished any strange stating that could be competent as investigative.
“If you’re gonna cover them, we cover them like we would anything else, and they don’t,” longtime wrestling contributor Dave Meltzer told Richard Deitsch on a podcast in late August. “Will they down a line? Will they develop into it? Who knows? Right now, do they? No. If we demeanour during what they do, there’s no abyss to a coverage. There’s no genuine inquisitive work to a coverage.”
Meltzer afterwards talked about how we have to determine a partnership with a genuine coverage, something ESPN deals with for a leagues it has promote right for. “Wrestling gets a pass for so many things,” he said. “Because genuine reporters would never cover it since it’s underneath their dignity, and a people who cover it so mostly are fans that don’t wish to see a disastrous of it.”
There are some stubborn reporters out there, nonetheless ESPN has not as of nonetheless brought any of them into a overlay with their coverage.
In any event, it will be engaging for wrestling fans to see what Goldberg says tonight.