A move from pro wrestling to superhero media seems natural considering the absurd physiques and outlandish characters central to both. WWE Hall of Famer Adam “Edge” Copeland appeared on CW’s The Flash back in 2015 as a minor superhero named Atom Smasher.
On Flash‘s sister show Arrow, Cody Rhodes played an indestructible drug dealer with the very wrestling name of Derek Sampson. Of course, that appearance only happened after Arrow‘s Stephen Amell feuded with Cody’s WWE alter-ego Stardust at SummerSlam 2015. And most notably of all, former WWE Superstar Dave “Batista” Bautista plays alien brawler Drax in Marvel’s Guardians of the Galaxy movies.
News has broken that the King of the Squash Match, Bill Goldberg, will appear in two episodes of The Flash, although we don’t know who he’s playing. At first the news seems to have come from a fan account on Instagram, which seemed pretty dubious even by the standards of pro wrestling news:
However, when asked on Twitter if it was true, Goldberg himself confirmed that he’ll be on the show.
While he seems like a natural fit for the DC Universe, most Flash villains aren’t big muscular guys (and for that matter, most Flash villains have already appeared on The Flash). I for one would love to see Goldberg reprise the role of evil Santa Claus (who he famously played in 2005’s Santa’s Slay) to battle the Flash in a Christmastime two-parter. It might be unlikely, but it sure would be fun.
Goldberg is no stranger to acting. In fact, he’s made two appearances on the current season of The Goldbergs (no relation) as Coach Mellor’s brother, who is also a coach.