“Knee’s much better,” Goldberg said. “Hopefully it’ll be — I won’t be completely healed by then [Crown Jewel] but it’ll be, suffice to say, in good enough shape to kick Bobby [Lashley’s] ass. Let’s just say that.”
Back in August, the Goldberg vs. Lashley bout at WWE SummerSlam ended via referee stoppage after Lashley targeted Goldberg’s knee. After the match, Lashley used a steel chair to continue the attack on Goldberg’s knee. This led to Goldberg’s 15-year-old son Gage jumping on Lashley’s back only to be slammed to the mat. The segment ended with Lashley applying The Hurt Lock to Gage, with a helpless Goldberg looking on.
In subsequent weeks, WWE announced that Goldberg had suffered ligament damage and would require knee surgery.
“Well, I got ligament damage and I have an impending knee surgery,” Goldberg said in late August. “Does that answer your question? I really don’t care. But what I do care about is that dirty son of a b—h Bobby Lashley, and what he did to my son at SummerSlam.
“I just left the house, Gage’s shoulder is all jacked up, his neck hurts. God knows what a dude that size could’ve done to my son. So, the objective has changed. I’m not coming for the WWE Championship, I’m coming for Bobby Lashley’s soul, and I will rip it straight from his chest.”
As noted, the Lashley vs. Goldberg II at Crown Jewel will be a No Holds Barred Match.