Ryback is still annoyed that people still call him “Goldberg“. Should the fans stop chanting it to him?
Ryback said a WWE.com article was to blame for the fans starting the Goldberg chants in the first place. He mentioned the article said that both he and Goldberg had similar characteristics. Ryback’s intention now is to try and beat Goldberg so fans can start to chant his own name instead.
I’m pretty sure the fans themselves started the Goldberg chants when Ryback was booked in a similar way. Both men started off fighting against several wrestlers and ended matches in less than two minutes. Not to mention, the commentators were hyping up Ryback’s winning streak much like the same way Goldberg’s famous streak was promoted so heavily in WCW.
The other similarities between the two are that both guys are bald and very muscle-bound. They even both have goatees on their chins too. It’s also worth mentioning that Ryback is a heel now, so fans are probably calling him Goldberg to purposely to troll him.
It will be interesting to see if WWE decides to book a Ryback vs. Goldberg match at WrestleMania XXX next year. Goldberg is on somewhat good terms with the WWE again as he has a DVD coming out, and he will appear in the WWE 2K14 video game.
If plans fall through though, Ryback could be up against the Undertaker at WrestleMania XXX instead. I’d rather much see the Ryback vs. Goldberg match just to hear what the fans would cheer.