Goldberg responded to Ryback's WWE Magazine interview in which he is said he is better wrestler and athlete than Goldberg ever was. Goldberg tweeted:
"Better athlete? Come on dude wake up.....,"
Former WCW colleague Scotty Riggs stated, "Take it as a complement that the kid is unsuccessfully trying to outshine you!!" which Goldberg retweeted.
Former WCW announcer Mark Madden also tweeted, "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."