WWE Hall of Famer Goldberg appeared at the end of Raw Legends Night this week to challenge WWE Champion Drew McIntyre to a title match at the Royal Rumble pay-per-view event later this month.
It has been reported that the segment was rushed slightly to make sure it was able to make the end of the broadcast, and people within WWE reportedly hoped that he’d adapt his promo to make up for the fact there was less time.
Fightful Select is reporting that while Goldberg delivered the lines as instructed, people backstage hoped that he’d have adapted the promo to make up for the fact that Drew McIntyre wouldn’t be able to properly reply:
If you thought the way that Goldberg and Drew McIntyre ended things on WWE Raw was off, there’s a good reason for it. The show fell behind early in the night after scripts were already late for the show, and had the two stars pressed for time in the Raw main event segment. There was supposed to be supplemental actions and lines that helped make sense of Goldberg’s promo about Drew McIntyre disrespecting legends. As they were facing a time crunch and had to set it up quickly, Goldberg delivered the lines as scripted, but then when they didn’t make sense, ad-libbing had to be done by Drew McIntyre to add in the “fighting his dad” line.
Those that we spoke to backstage say that they were hopeful that Goldberg would ad-lib during the promo to make up for things, but understand that he was just delivering the lines as instructed.
There were some scrapped plans for Raw Legends Night which have now emerged. You can read about them by clicking here.