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8 Wrestlers Who Could Credibly Take On Goldberg In WWE And 8 Who Can't

If you thought that Bill Goldberg was just going to return to WWE long enough to collect a paycheck and maybe hit a jackhammer or two, you were not alone. Prior to Goldberg’s match against Brock Lesnar at Survivor Series, most people thought Goldberg’s return was a short-term publicity stunt meant to boost the PPV buy rate. That all changed when Goldberg smashed Brock Lesnar at Survivor Series and then declared his intentions to enter the Royal Rumble. Goldberg is not only back in WWE; he’s looking unstoppable.

Assuming that Goldberg is going to work more matches than just the Royal Rumble, which is looking likely, the question then becomes, “Who’s next?” So long as Goldberg is around, WWE is going to try to utilize his star power for all that it's worth. That means that you can expect them to throw their biggest names at the company’s new beast. However, how many wrestlers realistically stand a chance at beating Goldberg? Will WWE let anyone topple the man himself? If so, then it’s pretty clear who stands a chance at beating Goldberg and who should come nowhere close to that achievement. These are the 8 wrestlers who could credibly take on Goldberg in WWE and 8 who can’t.

16 16. Can’t: Triple H

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Triple H has been mysteriously missing from WWE television ever since he memorably helped Kevin Owens win the Universal Championship. Inevitably, he is going to appear again and wrestle another match. It’s likely that Triple H is going to keep wrestling the occasional match until a doctor gives him a hard “no.” While his matches are still usually pretty good, there is no way that he should be involved in one of Goldberg’s few remaining dates.

15 15. Can: The Undertaker

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The Undertaker, like Triple H, is also a guy that doesn’t wrestle that often. What separates him from Triple H in terms of credibility, however, is what he does when he steps into the ring. There is still an aura about The Undertaker that time and limited appearances have done nothing to diminish. He’s been shown to hold his own in recent years against some of the very best wrestlers in WWE (including Brock Lesnar) meaning that the idea that he is somehow the last thing standing between Goldberg and complete domination of WWE is a credible one.

14 14. Can’t: Kevin Owens

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13 13. Can: Randy Orton

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12 12. Can’t: Bray Wyatt

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While Randy Orton’s career resurgence has been inspired, in part, by his role in the Wyatt Family, Bray Wyatt himself doesn’t feel like one of the few wrestlers on the roster who could challenge Goldberg. As anyone who considers themselves a fan of Wyatt will know, the guy has been a victim of inconsistent booking since he debuted on WWE television. He had the opportunity to beat guys like The Undertaker and John Cena on big stages, but WWE never pulled the trigger on a serious Bray Wyatt push.

11 11. Can: Braun Strowman

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10 10. Can’t: Sheamus

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It’s highly doubtful that WWE would ever do something as stupid as pit Sheamus against Goldberg. However, given that Sheamus has received plenty of opportunities in the past that he hasn’t necessarily deserved, let’s recap why this is a bad idea. Sheamus is a solid worker who is capable of putting on the kind of old-school slugfest matches that many people say don’t happen anymore in professional wrestling. If you’re looking for people to have a good match with Goldberg, he’d be a prime candidate.

9 9. Can: Finn Balor

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8 8. Can’t: Samoa Joe

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7 7. Can: Brock Lesnar

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6 6. Can’t: Chris Jericho

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5 5. Can: AJ Styles

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4 4. Can’t: Seth Rollins

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3 3. Can: Roman Reigns

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2 2. Can’t: Dean Ambrose

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1 1. Can: John Cena

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Yes, John Cena. Despite the number of people that have come along and claimed otherwise, Cena has been the WWE’s real top guy for over a decade now. You might not love him, but even the most passionate Cena hater has to admit that there is an electricity of excitement that accompanies every Cena match to this day. That’s because John Cena is still booked as a true champion who is rarely outshined even in a loss. If John Cena faces off against Bill Goldberg in the ring, you have to still respect the possibility that Cena could do to him what Goldberg did to Lesnar not that long ago. Plus, it would be a shame if one of these guys retired before they had the chance to have a proper match against each other.

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