Oct. 05, 2016
Thoughts On Rumored Goldberg vs. Brock Lesnar Match at WWE Survivor Series
By now you've probably seen the reports that a match between Goldberg and Brock Lesnar is imminent.
WWE Hall of Fame announcer Jim Ross went as far as to say that a match between the two titans is a "done deal" and is likely to take place at WWE's Survivor Series pay-per-view on Nov. 20.
I've said in the past that I don't think there's as much interest in Goldberg wrestling again as some people think, but I have to admit that Goldberg vs. Lesnar would be a big attraction.
The last time Goldberg, who turns 50 in December, performed in the ring, he faced Lesnar at WrestleMania XX in 2004 in one of the most infamous matches in wrestling history. It was no secret that both men were leaving WWE after that match, and the sold-out crowd at Madison Square Garden mercilessly booed them.
A rematch 12 years in the making would give Goldberg and Lesnar an opportunity for a do-over.
Since SummerSlam, WWE has been planting seeds for a match between Lesnar and Shane McMahon, which I think would be a horrible idea. Lesnar having to sell for a middle-aged non-wrestler would likely weaken both his aura and his drawing power.
If the Goldberg-Lesnar match truly is happening, I'd like to see the story line be that McMahon brought in Goldberg as his surrogate to face Lesnar.
That would be what's best for business rather than what's best for McMahon's ego.
Goldberg, by the way, is scheduled to do an interview on ESPN's "SportsCenter" tonight.
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