HUGE Backstage Heat On Bill Goldberg In WWE?

Goldberg's recent behaviour may not have sat well with WWE officials.

A new report from Wrestlezone states that Bill Goldberg may have backstage heat in WWE stemming from recent behind-the-scenes happenings.

The writeup states that Goldberg pushed hard to defeat 'The Fiend' Bray Wyatt and become Universal Champion, leading to a last-minute change in WWE's booking plans. Wyatt was originally going over but out of fear of "damaging his image," Bill talked them into giving him creative control, arguing that younger fans would want to see his "superhero" character topple the monster, save the day, and come out on top.

Bray agreed to put the WWE Hall-of-Famer over, enhancing his own respect levels in the locker room. He dropped a strap that his former stablemate, Braun Strowman, would then take from Goldberg at WrestleMania 36.

It had previously been reported that WrestleMania was the last date on Goldberg's current WWE deal. If Wrestlezone's report is accurate, it's safe to assume that the promotion may not be too keen to bring him back in a hurry.

Fans were left aghast by the decision to strap Goldberg at Wyatt's expense, so perhaps this story goes some way to explaining why it happened. Let's see if Bray gets back in the hunt now that Braun has the gold.

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