Goldberg Enters Royal Rumble and Top WWE News from Week of November 26

The Doctor Chris Mueller@@BR_DoctorFeatured ColumnistNovember 26, 2016

Goldberg spearing Brock Lesnar.
Goldberg spearing Brock Lesnar.Credit: WWE.com

Randy Orton Welcomes New Baby

Randy Orton may be part of The Wyatt Family right now, but his real family just got a little bigger. According to WWE.com, Brooklyn Rose Orton was born Tuesday afternoon.

Orton also has a daughter, who was born in 2008, from his previous marriage, so he already has some experience being a father.

The Viper, a man who isn't as active on social media as most of his peers, took to Twitter to share a picture of his newborn daughter on Thanksgiving.


Chris Jericho Says Wearing Sin Cara Mask Was Show of Respect

Monday's Raw saw Chris Jericho interfere in the main event on behalf of his best friend, Kevin Owens, but it was how he got to the ring that had everyone talking.

Y2J was banned from ringside, so he donned a Sin Cara mask and went after Seth Rollins from the crowd. Since Jericho and Sin Cara were in a recent altercation on an overseas tour, many took this as a dig at the luchador.

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Jericho took to his Talk is Jericho podcast on Nov. 23 to dispel any such rumors, noting that Sin Cara provided him with the mask and that the two are friends outside the ring.

It was reasonable for many to assume the mask was being used to insult Sin Cara, but Jericho's explanation makes more sense. Friends argue and fight all the time. Why should pro wrestlers be any different?


Conor McGregor in WWE?

Ever since Conor McGregor took to Twitter to claim he was tougher than everyone on the WWE roster, fans have wondered if there was a chance of seeing the UFC champion in a WWE ring.

According to Audie Attar, McGregor's agent, during an interview with ESPN's 5ive Rounds podcast, the MMA great would consider a deal with WWE if the price was right.

Many wrestlers were upset at McGregor's apparent disrespect and vented their frustrations on Twitter, but most of them probably realized he was just cutting a promo like they do every week. Triple H was even in attendance for UFC 205, so he didn't take offense to McGregor's insults.

McGregor has been great for the sport of MMA because he understands the mental aspect of the game. He may come off as a cocky jerk, but he knows exactly what he is doing when he grabs a microphone.

WWE has a long history of bringing in popular athletes and celebrities for WrestleMania matches, so maybe we can get that McGregor vs. Brock Lesnar fight we never could have seen in UFC.


NXT Championships Change Hands

NXT TakeOver: Toronto on Nov. 19 was an outstanding show for many reasons, but the two title changes stand out the most.

Samoa Joe regained the NXT Championship to become the first two-time NXT champion after defeating Shinsuke Nakamura in a brutal war.

However, the more emotional moment came earlier in the evening when Tommaso Ciampa and Johnny Gargano defeated The Revival in a spectacular 2-out-of-3 Falls match to win the NXT Tag Team Championships.

The match was a masterpiece in storytelling inside the ring, and the fans in attendance were invested from bell to bell. Bouts like this are why we love wrestling.


Goldberg Shocks Us Twice

In what was easily the most shocking outcome to a WWE match since Lesnar defeated The Undertaker to break his WrestleMania winning streak, Goldberg dominated Lesnar in 86 seconds at Survivor Series.

Nobody knew exactly what to expect when the two locked horns at the pay-per-view. Between Goldberg's 12-year hiatus and The Beast's dominant reputation, it seemed like there was no other option than a Lesnar victory.

The following night on Raw, Goldberg announced his intention to not only enter the Royal Rumble match, but also win the whole thing and go on to become a champion at WrestleMania 33.

Goldberg's last world title win was against Triple H at Unforgiven 2003, so it's been 13 years since he knew what it was like to hold a championship.

Considering WWE has had part-time performers like Lesnar and The Rock hold the title in recent years, it wouldn't be surprising to see Goldberg get one last run with the belt.

What do you think? Should Goldberg have one last hurrah with a world title?


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