Goldberg has made a surprise return at the end of Monday Night Raw this week and is revealed as the opponent for Dolph Ziggler at SummerSlam 2019.
Dolph Ziggler has been name-dropping Goldberg in his promos where he was thrashing him as one of the legends who does not want to leave the ring with dignity. Ziggler was earlier announced to be facing the Miz at SummerSlam with whom he has started a feud a few weeks ago. However, that announcement proved to be the red-herring as described by Dave Meltzer from Wrestling Observer.
Dolph Ziggler came out during a Miz TV segment on RAW this week to sign a contract for a match at SummerSlam against The Miz. WWE Hall of Famer Shawn Michaels was also present in the ring with them, whom Ziggler hit with a superkick a couple of weeks earlier. After a quick promo, Ziggler signed the contract hastily. But Miz quickly revealed that he will not face Ziggler at SummerSlam but only at RAW next week. He wanted to give the SummerSlam match to someone else, someone who might not have many more matches left.
Ziggler immediately thought it was Shawn Michaels, but HBK said it wasn’t him either. The crowd got the hint and started chanting Goldberg!! And Goldberg’s music hit as he made his way to the ring. At first, Ziggler thought of engaging with the WWE Hall of Famer but wisely left the ring. Goldberg signed the contract and repeated his famous catchphrase for Ziggler, “you’re next!!”
This will Goldberg’s first match since the disastrous match against The Undertaker at Super ShowDown in June this year.