WWE Rumor Roundup: Former champion retires, legend's son to return after 10 years, Goldberg vs Big E (22nd April 2021)

Goldberg/Big E
Goldberg/Big E
Shiven Sachdeva

Welcome to another edition of the daily WWE Rumor Roundup, where we bring you the biggest rumors and stories from the world of WWE. Today, we'll look at a possible huge return to WWE, a 5-time WWE Champion being offered a new role in the company, the reason for a major blunder at WrestleMania 37, and much more.

Plus, we'll also look at the possibility of Goldberg's return and who he will face. The Hall of Famer still has a match left on his contract and despite not being on the WrestleMania 37 card, the veteran will definitely return to WWE soon.

So without further ado, let's dive in and take a look at some of the biggest WWE stories:

#5 Goldberg to face Big E on WWE return?

Goldberg was last seen in action at Royal Rumble 2021 where he lost to Drew McIntyre. While many fans thought that the former Universal Champion would return for WrestleMania 37, WWE didn't use the veteran.

Speaking on WWE's The Bump, Goldberg was asked about a possible match against another powerhouse performer, Big E. The veteran seemed optimistic about the match and said that Big E could bring out something latent in him. Goldberg said:

''The question is, could this era of Goldberg match up still with people and have it be interesting? I think the answer is absolutely yes. I think Big E could bring some stuff out of me that I would wanna do just to make Big E proud of me," said Goldberg.

Goldberg admitted that getting in the ring with Big E would be a different situation but it would certainly be "really cool" in its own right. A match with Goldberg would certainly help increase Big E's stock in WWE and give him the push into the main event.

#4 Davey Boy Smith Jr. returning to WWE?

The son of Hall of Famer British Bulldog, Davey Boy Smith Jr. is likely to return to WWE, after a span of 10 years. The talented athlete was last seen in WWE in 2011. Smith joined WWE in 2006 and was predominantly used in a tag team along with Tyson Kidd and Natalya as their manager. The team was called The Hart Dynasty.

Despite the talent, WWE could not find much for him to do and he was released while his tag team partner Tyson Kidd continued with the company. Dave Meltzer of the Wrestling Observer Newsletter noted that WWE is in talks with Smith for a return soon.

"Regarding Davey Boy Smith Jr., at this point he has not signed here, but there are serious discussions in that direction," said Meltzer.

After he was released by WWE in 2011, Smith toured the world and made a major name for himself working in promotions such as NJPW and MLW. Smith is a former IWGP and NWA Tag Team Champion.

#3 Former WWE Tag Team Champion Kenny Dykstra retires from in-ring action

Former WWE superstar Ken Doane, better known as Kenny Dykstra of The Spirit Squad, has announced his retirement from in-ring competition. In a heartfelt post on Twitter, the former WWE Tag Team Champion stated that while he had always thought of retiring at the age of 40, the time has come for him to hang up his boots. Dykstra explained:

''I’ve decided to retire from in ring wrestling. When I started at 13 I thought I’d retire at 40. But smart investments overtime have allowed me to be done now. I’m in my prime, and that will go towards my family and being a father. Thanks to the fans who stuck by me".

Dykstra made his WWE debut in 2005 as part of The Spirit Squad. Ultimately, the only breakout member of the group was Dolph Ziggler. The rest of the team was released soon after.

Kenny Dykstra briefly returned to WWE in 2016 and received rave reviews from fans for his return. However, he wasn't signed to a full-time deal by WWE and continued to perform on the independent circuit and MLW.

#2 Kurt Angle offered a new role in WWE

Kurt Angle is not only a former WWE Champion but is also part of the prestigious WWE Hall of Fame. The Olympic Gold Medalist has achieved everything there is for a superstar to achieve in WWE. However, it looks like Angle may be set to start a new journey in WWE soon.

There have been rumors suggesting that WWE is looking to hire former legends like Kurt Angle and The Undertaker for coaching roles. Speaking on his podcast, Angle revealed that he was indeed contacted by Triple H, who offered him a new role in WWE. The Game wanted Angle to conduct training sessions at the Performance Center. Angle said:

''You know, Triple H offered me a job I believe too, you know, train wrestlers. He wanted me to come down once a month to NXT. Nothing transpired from it, but you know, maybe in the future, there might be some possibility. I like training people. I just don't have a lot of time right now to do it. Believe it or not, even including in this pandemic, but I'm good at training people. I'm good at teaching people stuff."

Kurt Angle is one of the greatest in-ring technicians of all time and having him as a coach would certainly help the younger crop of WWE superstars hone their skills.

#1 Possible reason behind Michael Cole's botch at WWE WrestleMania 37

WWE veteran Michael Cole came under a ton of fire from the fans after he made some mistakes while calling WrestleMania 37. In one of his biggest blunders, Cole said he thought Sasha Banks kicked out of the K.O.D by Bianca Belair even after the bell had rung.

WWE Hall of Famer and Michael Cole's friend, Jim Ross, came to the aid of Cole and explained why it isn't a big deal such mistakes were made. The AEW announcer noted that doing commentary for 3 hours straight is not an easy job, and it is only human to err.

"I thought some of the audience was a little hard on Michael Cole for having a couple of mistakes. You know, this damn job Conrad, is not easy. You know, you think about it in logic and think about it logically, you do a two or three-hour show without a script, with, you know, you're not reading the lines, you are creating lines. You are creating the content. You're bound to make a mistake here and there," Jim Ross sa

Good Ol' JR also admitted that even he has made plenty of mistakes whilst calling the high-octane action. But that doesn't give online fans the right to insult veterans of WWE like himself and Michael Cole.

Edited by John Cunningham
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