After Drew McIntyre defeated Keith Lee in the main event of Monday Night Raw, Goldberg returned to WWE TV and marched straight to the ring. The two-time Universal Champion praised McIntyre at first, but quickly switched gears and accused him of having no respect for the legends gathered at the top of the ramp and claimed The Scottish Psychopath thinks none of them pose a threat to him whatsoever.
Goldberg then declared McIntyre was wrong to allegedly think this and challenged him to a WWE Championship match at the Royal Rumble.
McIntyre told Goldberg this wasn't the case, but that he knows the 54-year-old wouldn't beat him in a match. "Honestly, fighting you would be like fighting my own Dad," he added.
Raw then went off the air after Goldberg pushed McIntyre to the floor and the two men started butting heads.
According to Wrestling Observer Radio's Dave Meltzer, WWE only put plans in place for McIntyre vs. Goldberg on Saturday, January 2.
Meltzer said: "This was decided on Saturday. Because if you're wondering like why did Bill do all of this build-up for Roman Reigns if he's going to wrestle Drew McIntyre? And it's like that is your answer. It wasn't a swerve. It wasn't to throw people off. It was because they have nobody ready."
Goldberg previously appeared to be on a collision course with Roman Reigns and was reportedly under consideration to be the Universal Champion's opponent at WrestleMania 37.