The Rated-R superstar and the Smackdown General Manager wanted to take Bragging Rights to the next level. He wanted to make a match that we had never seen before, between two legends that we have not seen compete in singles competition on Universe Mode. Edge set the match for Bragging Rights, “Legend vs Legend” a RAW Legend vs a Smackdown Legend. With the winner earning their respective brand a win in the Bragging Rights competition.
Edge immediately named his legend in Bill Goldberg. Goldberg had recently returned to representive Smackdown for one night only at the Wrestlemania 30 PPV. Where he and two other Smackdown competitors faced a team of 3 RAW superstars in a six man tag team match to determine which brand had supremacy and to win the number one draft pick in the 2014 draft. Edge promised Goldberg a favour and another opportunity to shine at a later date for his winning efforts at Wrestlemania. Goldberg was brought back by Edge on a recent episode of Smackdown and was announced at the legend to face Paul Heymans chosen legend at the PPV.
Paul Heyman decided to wait for as long as he could before choosing his legend. Heyman promised the WWE Universe Mode fans that he had a huge surprise up his sleeve that would give the RAW the advantage heading into the Pay Per View. On episode 87 of Universe Mode, Paul Heyman revealed his legend. It was revealed that attitude era legend and one of the greatest superstars in the history of the WWE “Stong Cold” Steve Austin would wrestle for RAW at Bragging Rights. Austin would make his first appearance in Universe Mode history by appearing on RAW. Austin stated that he had been training for years for the right moment to return to the ring for one last big match. Austin called out Goldberg saying that he and Goldberg were characterized as similar people, but that couldn’t be further from the truth. He wants to prove to the fans that he and Goldberg are two different entities and that he is the better out of the two legends.
At Bragging Rights, two attitude era legends will compete. In what could be classed as a WCW vs WWE match, now turned into a Smackdown vs RAW contest. This is perhaps one of the biggest matches in the history of Universe Mode. Which legend will have their Bragging Rights?