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Bill Goldberg addressed Ryback’s critical remarks in WWE Magazine regarding comparisons between the two wrestlers via Twitter Sunday.

In the interview, Ryback proclaimed to be a better wrestler and athlete than Goldberg ever was. Goldberg, who played in the National Football League, particularly took issue with the WWE Superstar proclaiming himself as the better athlete.

“Better athlete? Come on dude wake up…..,” Goldberg tweeted.

In a remark re-tweeted by Goldberg, former WCW colleague Scotty Riggs stated, “Take it as a complement that the kid is unsuccessfully trying to outshine you!!”

Former WCW announcer Mark Madden also noted earlier, “Ryback thinks he’s superior to @Goldberg? Ryback is a Xerox of a Xerox. Goldberg was an organic phenomenon. We’ll see how Ryback winds up.”

Goldberg wrote “Case closed!” in response to the following remark: “Ryback is a better athlete than @Goldberg? I don’t remember seeing Ryback play in the NFL. #ShowSomeRespect.”

During the WWE Magazine interview, Ryback said comparisons between the two don’t bother him, but that “people are misinformed.”

“People see a big guy with a shaved head who’s intense, and they draw those comparisons,” Ryback stated. “I will say this: Goldberg did this for the money. He was never a fan of wrestling. I do this because I have a passion for it, and that’s the biggest difference between Goldberg and me. I’m not here to make five million dollars and then walk away. I’m here for life. And, I firmly believe that I’m much better than he was in the ring. He was great, and I was a fan of his when I was younger. But, I feel I’m a better athlete and wrestler than Goldberg ever was, and people are going to see that over time.”

  • Tom

    Rybacks problem is he’ll never have as high profile matches. Goldberg got to wrestle Sting, Flair, Hogan, Nash, Hart etc. Who has Ryback got? Cena, Punk, Orton…the list kinda ends there. No disrespect to the wrestlers of today, from a technical point, most are great, but they don’t have, and never will have, the status of the wrestlers Goldberg wrestled. So better wrestler maybe, better career, no.

  • luckysalt

    I wouldn’t say Warrior had bad mic skills, he just talked a load of bollocks but he could talk.

    Remember his WCW debut, his promo against Hogan was great [apart from his fake laugh]

    Goldberg I don’t really remember much promo work at all.
    I think he had good matches against people who could carry him.
    Hogan, Bret, HHH, Bam Bam
    when he dropped the title to Nash that match was awful.

    Ryback has plently of time to make a name for himself, but he’ll will never be as big a star as Goldberg, because that was when wrestling was HUGE, those days have gone

  • the v

    Haha read the comment left by A WET NAPKIN, as i read it i couldnt help but imagine it was Goldberg typing it himself. In terms of seeing Rybacks mic skills, i dont think its very important. Ultimate Warrior had bad mic skills, yet every match he got the crowd off their feet, because people like goldberg, warrior, ryback, macho man, austin and dare i say umaga all had one thing in common.. The one thing most wrestlers lack today… And thats ‘ruthless aggression’ or in simpler terms.. Energy.

  • Paul E Not-so-Dangerously

    Who the fuck is Scotty Riggs? He’s a nobody. Ryback achieved more in six months than Riggs did his entire career.

  • KingAlbert

    WHen Goldylock was getting dominated by HHH i wanted to see an Iron man Match, HHH vs. Goldylocks. Just to expose Goldy for the fraud he is, the clown go much longer then 10 – 15 mins. #pathetic.

  • Ray

    Ryback gimmicks is terrible. Actually everything about the WWE is terrible.

    On another note UFC 153 was awesome!

  • Bawb

    I’ll never forget, at 10 years old, watching the summer Nitro when Goldberg faced Scott Hall and finally Hollywood Hogan to win the World Title in front of a beast of a crowd. I watched it with my dad in front of our TV and we were on our feet, even high-fiving each other, as if it were real.

    When Ryback can give me a moment like that, we’ll talk. Until then, it’s a an obvious choice. #Goldberg

  • Tombstone

    Now before everyone starts, I didnt say he did not play, I said I dont remember seeing him.

  • Tombstone

    I dont remember seeing Goldberg play in the NFL, I do however remember him getting cut from the Carolina Panthers during training camp.

  • J-J

    Don’t forget that Ryback did pick up Tensai on Smackdown the week before. Soemtimes botches happen. Goldberg should know that better than most…

  • A WET NAPKIN

    Ryback is fucking garbage man his whole gimmick is stupid what kind of name is Ryback? sounds like a fucking pokemen or some shit he’s way bigger than goldberg in terms of muscles but even so Goldberg made it look like he was more of a powerhouse the way he effortlessly picked up and tossed people around Goldberg is way better than Ryberg will ever be the only people that think Ryback is good are the new 12 year old wrestling fans that dont know shit.

  • REALLLLLYYYY

    I still find it funny when Ryback couldn’t pick up Tenshi but when I think of Goldberg I remember when he picked up the Big Show back in WCW both moves r different but if we’re suppose 2 believe that Ryback is unstoppable then he needs 2 learn how 2 perform his finisher heck Cena can pick up Show :)

  • Zedd

    Let’s wait for him to actually cut a promo before jumping on his bandwagon. Good luck making him a main event star if he has no mic skills.

  • poko

    Silly comments from Ryback, to be honest. Not because it’s untrue, I don’t think anyone can know for sure at this point in Ryback’s career, but because he hasn’t proven anything yet. Getting pushed into the the main event picture after squashing a bunch of unsigned talent and a few lower mid-card guys is not enough for his ego to start talking.

    Goldberg, at least, earned his push by catching on with the fans. Ryback’s push is completely manufactured to mimic Goldberg’s run. Ryback should downplay the comparisons until he gets close to the level Goldberg attained. Then, if he wants, he can talk about how good he is.

  • DaveyH

    This is another one of those “no one competing today could ever be as good as someone from the glory days” pointless debates. Ryback is pretty raw but I think if dealt with correctly could have a damn good career, and I believe he has the potential to eclipse Goldberg. But we won’t know for a few years

  • J-J

    How does playing NFL make someone a better athlete? And re: Ryback, he’s already been in the wrestling business longer than Goldberg ever was. He’s definitely go the passion for the business & obviously wants to improve. It’s still early in his (main roster) career, I have to believe that Ryback will end up with a much better career filled with better matches than Goldberg ever had. And 5 years from now when he’s made his money? He’ll still be around…..

  • what?

    i just want to see Ryback smash cm sucks then hear all the punk marks cry

  • One

    HA! GILLberg was a better wrestler than Ryback!

  • Eve’s left nipple

    Goldberg is a piece of crap but I’ll agree he is a better athlete, Even though he did do it for the money and he ended one of the all time greats careers in Bret Hart.

  • YouDeserve

    @Apacaveli you’re more annoying than a woman.

  • Apacaveli

    LETS SEE RYBACK GET IN THE RING WITH GOLDBERG CUZ HE WOULD RIP HIM IN HALF WITH A DEVASTATING SPEAR SO RYBACK NEEDS TO SHUT HIS MOUTH BEFORE GOLDBERG COMES BACK FOR ONE MORE MATCH……..

  • REALLLLLYYYY

    At least Goldberg nvr had trouble picking ppl :)

  • D2K

    Could be laying ground work for a possible WM match.

  • Märzen

    Wrestling is Fake, they fooling u.. rayback n Goldberg both are Good Friends ..

  • http://facebook.com Ceejay

    He guess do it for the money i meant.

  • http://facebook.com Ceejay

    Hmm. Goldberg didn’t say anything about the “Goldberg did this for the money” comment….. I guess he did.

  • PinkSinCara

    The MAIN difference between Ryback and Goldberg is that Goldberg growled and stuck his tongue out a lot more than Ryback. You’re welcome.

  • Nick

    im with team ryback, until goldberg comes back

  • Whatever

    Let’s wait until the big matches from him for the conclusion…
    Maybe Rayback has to do that too…

  • SYM

    Ryback is just a Jacked up Beef Head. Don’t get me wrong I like Ryback but Body Building, and looking like you haven’t bathed in days aren’t sports and they certainly don’t make you an Athlete.

  • xXx

    i wanna see who does better in 5 mins

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