Sunday night will bring about one of the biggest matches in recent WWE history as Goldberg will take on Brock Lesnar at Survivor Series. It is the first time that Goldberg will be in the ring in more than 12 years and there is a lot riding on this match. Unfortunately, the man is 49-years-old and hasn’t wrestled in more than a decade so there is concern about his health, and word is that he may actually already be injured.
Ever since Goldberg’s return a month ago, fans and critics have wondered what kind of shape he is in and if he can hold his own against the “Beast Incarnate.” Of course, he truly thinks that he’s ready to go and will even “kill” Lesnar when they face off at Survivor Series, but again, that is if he isn’t injured.
First of all, many will remember what happened on the Halloween edition of Monday Night Raw when Goldberg met Rusev. As Rusev tried to attack, Goldberg retaliated and went for his signature Jackhammer but ended up slipping and falling down to the mat in obvious fashion as recapped by the official website of WWE.
He wasn’t injured during that mishap, but this past week’s Raw may have been where the problem came about. Goldberg has been training a lot, but all the training in the world can’t stop freak injuries from happening.
NBC Sports recently interviewed the former World Heavyweight Champion who said that his slip in the ring against Rusev was “absolutely” his body telling him to take a break. Unfortunately, he’s about to have one of his biggest matches ever and doesn’t have time to slow down.
Still, is he injured?
On this week’s Raw, Goldberg and Lesnar were face-to-face in the middle of the ring, but not exactly. They were separated by a group of security guards who ended up being destroyed by Goldberg, and that action appeared to get the better of him as that is when he seemed to be injured.
“My body feels horrible. I tweaked my shoulder last night [on Raw], but that doesn’t mean in five days that I’m not going to come out kicking ass and taking names like I always do.”
His shoulder being “tweaked” isn’t something overly serious, but it could end up being a bit of an issue. Since Monday Night Raw, he has had the chance to rest before Survivor Series and let it heal up as much as possible.
It’s hard to think that Goldberg would allow his shoulder being injured to keep him out of the ring with Brock Lesnar, and it’s simply not going to happen.
No matter what is going on outside of the ring, Paul Heyman wants no excuses of anyone being injured for anything at Survivor Series. He is still more than confident that his client, Brock Lesnar, is going to absolutely decimate Goldberg on Sunday night and people will be in awe of it.
Heyman recently spoke with USA Today about the upcoming match, and he knows that people are going to put up good money for this match. He may feel a bit bad for them, though, as he doesn’t think it’s going to be much of a match at all.
“People pay to see Brock Lesnar beat, victimize and conquer people. … Everyone wants to witness history. When you deliver history to them, people are in awe and feel like their money was well spent. When they pay for the moment, that’s what they want to see.”
“When Brock Lesnar takes Goldberg to Suplex City, hits him with the F5 and beats him in two minutes, people will say, ‘My God, I was there when Brock Lesnar played the villain and conquered the superhero.'”
Pretty much, there is next to nothing that is going to stop this huge match from happening on Sunday night at Survivor Series. Brock Lesnar is one of the very top stars in all of WWE and Goldberg’s return has been huge so it would have to be something truly serious to keep them out of the ring together. Still, if Goldberg’s body is truly beaten up and he has an injury of some kind, it could end up affecting the match and how it comes off.
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