The finish of this past August’s SummerSlam match between Randy Orton and Brock Lesnar was one of the most brutal finishes we’ve seen in WWE in quite some time. In the closing sequence, Lesnar elbowed Orton in the forehead, and then proceeded to pound on “The Viper’s” head while he covered up. Just a couple of seconds later, blood starting pouring out of Orton’s head, and the match was stopped.
This Sunday, Lesnar will be competing in his first match since the Orton match, and he’ll be taking on the returning Bill Goldberg, who hasn’t had a match in twelve years. There is some concern about how the match will go, and how Goldberg, who is almost 50 years-old, will hold up physically in the Survivor Series main event. But, the ex-WCW World Heavyweight Champion doesn’t seem too worried about how he’ll do on Sunday.
TMZ Sports recently asked Goldberg if he’s worried about anything heading into his match with Lesnar on Sunday, and he responded by daring “The Beast” to elbow him like he did Randy Orton.
“I kicked his a** 12 years ago. It’s not like I’ve been sitting on the couch eating bon-bons. I don’t care what he did to Randy Orton. I’ve been throwing elbows for the past 12 years at my muay thai gym. I hope he throws elbows at me. I’m completely serious.”
Even though he’s been out of the ring for twelve years, Goldberg is still in tremendous shape, as we saw on this past Monday’s Raw. But, while he’s still in great shape, he wasn’t able to avoid getting hurt during his segment on Monday night, as he reportedly tweaked his shoulder while he was destroying the security guards during his face off with Brock Lesnar.
Goldberg has said on numerous occasions that his match with Brock Lesnar on Sunday will be the last match of his professional wrestling career. Of course, there are plenty of wrestlers who plan retirement matches, and then they end up coming back at some point. But, Goldberg does seem content with ending his wrestling career on Sunday, even though he’s admitted that there’s still a couple of other people — including The Undertaker — that he would love to get in the ring with.
While this Sunday could very well mark the end of Goldberg’s legendary pro wrestling career, the live crowd in Toronto, Ontario, Canada may not treat him like the legend that he is. The Canadian pro wrestling fans aren’t big fans of the once undefeated superstar, simply because he’s the guy who essentially ended Bret Hart’s pro wrestling career. On top of that, Brock Lesnar has adopted Canada as his new home country, as he’s now a Canadian citizen, even though WWE does still say that he resides in Minneapolis, Minnesota.
The fact that Lesnar now resides in Canada isn’t much of a secret, as he represented the country during his fight with Mark Hunt at UFC 200. In his previous fights, Lesnar was announced as being from Webster, South Dakota, but before his fight with Hunt, he was billed from Regina, Saskatchewan, Canada. So, the Canadian fans are well-aware that Lesnar is now a Canadian citizen.
As of right now, the Brock Lesnar vs. Goldberg match is scheduled to be the main event of Survivor Series. Most aren’t expecting it to be as long as the typical WWE pay-per-view main event is, simply because both men aren’t known for being in fantastic cardiovascular shape. So, expect the match to be about ten or fifteen minutes long, with the finish being Brock Lesnar winning clean in the middle with the F-5.
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