Somewhat lost in a week of bad news for WWE was the announcement of their third Saudi Arabian show on Fri., June 7 in Jeddah. Given the controversy surrounding their last show in the Kingdom - and the fact the Royal Family’s checks cash whether Americans tune in or not, the company may be alright with this show flying under the radar.
It didn’t go unnoticed by talent, however. Of particular interest seems to be the return of Goldberg for his first match since WrestleMania 33. The Hall of Famer was presumably lured back by some of those fat checks the Saudis are rumored to be willing to cut to get Attitude Era stars to work these shows (e.g. Shawn Michaels coming out of retirement for Crown Jewel).
But I think Bobby Lashley is just looking for a marquee match:
While Randy Orton might have made it more personal by responding to a troll-y Rusev tweet by questioning whether the money WWE is spending on Goldberg is as big a waste as what he joked the company spent on special effects for his own match at WrestleMania 33:
love u too kid …— Bill Goldberg (@Goldberg) May 3, 2019
I know which fight I want to see now. Wish it didn’t have to take place in the KSA, though.