Ryback on Goldberg comparisons: I'm a better athlete and wrestler than he ever was

Ryback has been compared to Goldberg every time he hits the ring with WWE. Now he's answered the question that comes with those comparisons and he's not holding back.

Shots fired!

In the latest issue of WWE Magazine, The Ryback is asked about the comparisons being made between he and former WCW Heavyweight Champion Bill Goldberg. His cutting response makes it quite clear how he feels about the situation.

"I just think people are misinformed. People see a big guy with a shaved head who's intense, and they draw those comparisons. I will say this: Goldberg did this for the money. He was never a fan of wrestling. 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. And, I firmly believe that I'm much better than he was in the ring. He was great, and I was a fan of his when I was younger. But, I feel I'm a better athlete and wrestler than Goldberg ever was, and people are going to see that over time."

His comments should make for an interesting debate: Who was better in the ring, Ryback or Goldberg?

From where I'm sitting, Goldberg was probably a little more dynamic in his offense although he was always a tad too reckless. Ryback likely has the edge in his power moves but I've never felt impressed watching him hoist guys up and slam them down.

Remember when Goldberg hit the Jackhammer on The Giant? Yeah, Ryback hasn't had that and, in fact, his botch with Tensai on Monday Night Raw a couple weeks ago badly hurt him.

For my money, Goldberg wins ... for now.

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