Goldberg vs. Brock Lesnar ‘All But Confirmed’ For WWE Survivor Series 2016
Goldberg is coming back, and he’s headed to Suplex City!
Brock Lesnar vs. Bill Goldberg is “all but confirmed” for the WWE Survivor Series event in Toronto on November 20, according to the Wrestling Observer. Goldberg will be on ESPN SportsCenter later today to promote WWE 2K17, and it’s expected he’ll either announce the match outright, or simply tease his return.
Reportedly, the deal from the match was in the final negotiations stage over the weekend, with two WWE sources claiming the match had been finalized, or near enough to be a virtual certainty for November.
Naturally, this is a pretty big deal for WWE, considering the way their relationship ended with Goldberg back in 2004. It culminated in a match with Lesnar at Wrestlemania XX that was essentially booed out of the building, since it was known, at that point, that both men were leaving WWE after the match. Goldberg won the match, so this sets up a built-in storyline where Goldberg can claim to be the one guy Lesnar never beat.
Granted, Goldberg vs. Lesnar isn’t exactly remembered fondly, as both men were basically phoning it in. And while Lesnar will remain under contract to the company after the match, I can’t really imagine Goldberg will be sticking around this time. Hell, I doubt we’ll even see Lesnar again until Wrestlemania season. So it might as well be a replay of Wrestlemania XX, with both men leaving the company after the match. It could be yet another crazy crowd atmosphere, especially considering Toronto is one of WWE’s hottest crowds. I’m looking forward to the match, mostly out of fascination with how the crowd is going to react, and also out of curiosity over how the match will be structured, since I can’t see Goldberg wanting to take a million suplexes in a lopsided squash. If nothing else, it should get people talking. And with ratings how they are, WWE needs all the good press it can get.
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