Whether you like it or not, Bill Goldberg is the current WWE Universal Champion. That’s right folks, Goldberg challenged Kevin Owens for the Universal Title Sunday night at Fastlane and he squashed Owens in no time at all.
Goldberg of course had a little bit of help from Kevin’s former best friend Chris Jericho. A few weeks ago on Raw, Owens turned on Chris Jericho during the Festival of Friendship and he gave him a beating he will never forget. Jericho decided to get a little revenge on Sunday by making his way to the entrance ramp during the title match, and when his music hit Kevin Owens got distracted then Goldberg capitalized.
When it comes to Goldberg matches, fans don’t expect much, and they didn’t switch up the formula on Sunday, as the contest was only 22 seconds from bell to bell.
Bill will now be walking into WrestleMania 33 with the Universal Title, which means it will be on the line when he faces off against Brock Lesnar. That means by the time it’s all said and done, either Goldberg or Brock Lesnar will be walking out of WrestleMania with the belt.
There are more than a few fans out there who are angry about this title win and we’re going to take a look at some reactions that perfectly sum up how most people feel about it.
Announcer: "Here's your winner and the new WWE Universal champion GOLDBERG!" Me: pic.twitter.com/JX9MDUW7y9
— Elizabeth (@apriIsmendez) March 6, 2017
Creative: How do we get cheers for Goldberg at WM this time when they know he's leaving again?
Vince: Beat Owens in 20 seconds!
— Ryan Satin (@ryansatin) March 6, 2017
Dear @wwe, I don't want Brock, Goldberg, Shane or Taker in main spots at WM. I want meaningful feuds with Styles, Balor, Rollins & KO there.
— The Jobbers (@The_Jobbers) March 6, 2017
If Brock Lesnar vs. Goldberg for the Universal Title is the main event of #WrestleMania, then I'm leaving the stadium early. 0 interest!
— Christian Maracle (@MaracleMan) March 6, 2017
On Wrestleculture this week I joked about a Jericho assist leading to a Goldberg win. They weren't actually supposed to do it! #WWEFastlane
— Crown OG (@RossOnRasslin) March 6, 2017
"There's one good thing about Goldberg as champ!"
"The way he fights, Wrestlemania won't be six hours long this time!"#WWEFastlane
— WWF Prime Time Today (@WWFPrimeTimeNow) March 6, 2017
— WWE Creative Humor (@WWECreative_ish) March 6, 2017
— What a Maneuver! (@WAManeuver) March 6, 2017
@WWE Kevin Owens finally becomes a badass champion, and WWE instantly takes the title off him to give to a 50 year old Goldberg.
— Kevin Thang (@Skip2MyJays) March 6, 2017
Hope Goldberg's son is like "Dad, I know you wanted to let me see you wrestle, but when is that going to happen?"
— ~The Anthem Owl~ (@JTGrasby) March 6, 2017