Tonight at Survivor Series, Bill Goldberg will make his long-awaited return to WWE when he takes on Brock Lesnar in a rematch from WrestleMania XX. It is a match that is 12 years in the making, but is it what was originally planned for the “Beast Incarnate”? Paul Heyman has the utmost confidence in his client and has revealed what plans would have been in place for him at Survivor Series if he wasn’t facing off with Goldberg.
Oh, and Heyman has plans in place for Lesnar at WrestleMania 33 as well, and it seems to be the easiest choice for WWE.
For a month now, WWE has been building up Survivor Series and the battle for brand supremacy between Monday Night Raw and SmackDown LIVE. Only one match on the card doesn’t have brand vs. brand implications, and that is Brock Lesnar vs. Goldberg.
Paul Heyman recently spoke with Sporting News about some topics including his infamous promo on Monday Night Raw a few weeks ago. Sporting News made it a point to bring up how a Brock Lesnar match is always a huge deal and wondered what matches are left for him in WWE.
Heyman actually said that if not for Goldberg, the plans for Lesnar would have been much different at Survivor Series.
“If our dance card wasn’t filled by Goldberg this year, I thought the match should be Brock Lesnar versus the SmackDown roster in terms of the inter-promotional offering for Survivor Series because that could be a fair fight. And then next year’s Survivor Series, we could do Brock Lesnar versus the Raw roster since, obviously, the Raw roster would be both jealous and envious of the ease at which Brock Lesnar would dispose of the SmackDown roster.”
It was then that Heyman said he was happy to provide WWE with “two years of Survivor Series matches with Brock Lesnar in the main event.” Of course, he wants what is best for his client, and he thinks the fans would love watching him against the best of each brand.
It’s possible that Lesnar may end up wrestling again at the Royal Rumble in January or another event, but he will almost surely be in a match at WrestleMania 33. When asked where Heyman sees Lesnar on the card for the biggest event of 2017, there seemed to be only one set of plans that should be in place.
“I think WrestleMania is the easiest one of all. It’s either Brock Lesnar defending the WWE Universal Heavyweight Championship or Brock Lesnar taking the WWE Universal Heavyweight Championship.”
Currently, the WWE Universal Champion is Kevin Owens, but there is a lot of time between now and WrestleMania 33, so anything is possible by early April. Fans would certainly be in full agreement with an Owens vs. Lesnar feud for the Universal Title, but for that to happen, WWE would need to be on board as well.
If Lesnar gets his win back against Goldberg at Survivor Series, that would make them 1-1 in their match series. According to Rolling Stone, this very well could be the last and final match that he ever wrestles as right now, Goldberg’s deal with WWE is a one-time thing.
Paul Heyman doesn’t know what the far future holds for his client as he could continue in WWE or he may go back to MMA fighting with UFC. As he said, “Brock Lesnar does what Brock Lesnar wants to do.”
Brock Lesnar is one of the most popular superstars in all of WWE and the entire world of wrestling right now. This is a fact that Paul Heyman knows very well, and he has some huge plans in place for his client at WrestleMania 33 next year that include the WWE Universal Championship. If it weren’t for Goldberg’s return at Survivor Series, Lesnar would take out Team Raw or Team SmackDown LIVE, and you know what?
He probably could.
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