Brock Lesnar at WrestleMania may loom in the distance, but as far as Goldberg is concerned, Kevin Owens is next.
Despite falling short in the Royal Rumble Match, the iconic former World Heavyweight Champion will, indeed, make one last run at a World Championship when he challenges Kevin Owens for the WWE Universal Title at WWE Fastlane 2017. Goldberg had previously justified his continued competition as the pursuit of a final title reign, and Owens inadvertently played directly into the stampeding veteran’s hands when he antagonized Goldberg on Raw, leading none other than Chris Jericho to accept Goldberg’s challenge on his “best friend’s” behalf.
Jericho isn’t entirely wrong to be confident, but Owens has reason to worry: While The Prizefighter has proven himself to be a cunning WWE Universal Champion, several of his title retentions have come as a result of interference by Jericho or some other Superstar hell-bent on disrupting the action. With two straight shellackings of Lesnar under his belt, Goldberg seems to have returned to his WCW form, which means while Owens is next for him, this opponent may be KO’s “last” as champion.