Can a Goldberg vs. Brock Lesnar Match Sell in 2016

By Derek Ferreira
Oct. 14, 2016

Welcome back to the latest edition of the Wrestling Take. This week, I'll be focusing on the most recent news in the world of pro wrestling and one of the stories that I wrote about this week will be a topic of discussion. Let's get to the debates, shall we.

Can a Goldberg vs. Brock Lesnar Match Sell in 2016: Even at the peak of his career, Goldberg had some good matches, so I don't know if I can be excited about this match since the guy is 50 years old, and that his last match was over 12 years ago. Brock Lesnar, has been mediocre in his second run with WWE and can't have that great match anymore. So, there's no reason to get excited for a Goldberg-Lesnar II. It's not like it's a dream match because they first met at WrestleMania XX, in a match that wasn't all that great. There's a small part that tells me that if both wrestlers will be motivated to erase that horrific match from 12 years ago and become that smash mouth wrestling match with a lot of violence, and if that happens, I'll get excited about it. It's an example of how Lesnar has been booked since defeating The Undertaker at WrestleMania 30, and WWE has to call in these part-time performers to give him credibility. But WWE's plan has failed.

Paige Getting Suspended by the WWE for a Second Time: Paige is this wrestler who has a lot of pressure and responsibility since she has wrestled at a young age, and is now 24 years old. She is also in a relationship with Alberto Del Rio who is older and married, and the fact that IWC patrons have destroyed their personal lives because they are in a relationship. For that reason, I'm not surprised that a conspiracy theory has been mentioned because wants to quit the WWE and is doing it in a destructive way. There are both stories to this by the Knight family and by the WWE. Paige has been dealing with some neck issues and has been taking painkillers, in which the WWE Wellness Policy does not cover painkillers or the rumor around the dirt sheets is that she was taking cocaine. I don't know what the endgame is, but whatever happens, Paige went from being one of the rising stars in the WWE to seeing her career fall.

The WWE Possibility Airing ROH and TNA Footage on the WWE Network: WWE gets serious by adding new content for the Network, and that is going to get people to spend a few bucks for a monthly subscription, where indy promotions get millions of people watching their product and gives them that exposure. There is a reason to be excited, because if WWE does this, they have a huge advantage. If WWE puts any promotion on their network, it's a huge win for the WWE and indy promotions across the United States such as TNA, ROH, and Evolve because of their deal with WWE.