In a shocking turn of events, the WWE decided to throw a curveball to the WWE Universe that involved Goldberg. No, he isn’t going to win the WWE Universal championship. Goldberg isn’t even getting a feud for the championship on WWE Raw. Instead, Goldberg is going to test his skills at the Royal Rumble in January. Yes, the former-World Heavyweight champion will compete in the annual Royal Rumble match to extend his quest for one last WWE championship.
That announcement on November 21 came 24 hours after Goldberg defeated Brock Lesnar at Survivor Series in 86 seconds. It wasn’t enough for one of WCW’s greatest superstars to return after a decade’s absence, but he defeated the WWE’s most dominant superstar in record time. Vince McMahon and the rest of the WWE Creative staff are building to sell out the Alamodome in Texas. Goldberg and Lesnar will do that, and nothing can deny it.
The decision for Goldberg to beat Lesnar so easily was met with heavy criticism, but small support after Survivor Series. If McMahon’s goal was to get the WWE Universe talking, then he certainly succeeded. It had everybody talking on social media, news outlets, and even WWE stars commented on the bout. Even WWE Raw had some buzz following Survivor Series’ dramatic ending. Many people expected a 10-minute shoving match. Instead, they got what wrestlers call a “squash match.”
The next stop on this controversial journey is the Royal Rumble. WWE officials have over two months to properly promote their second-biggest pay-per-view of the year. As it was mentioned earlier, Goldberg is confirmed for the Royal Rumble match. If he is victorious, he will be granted a WWE Universal championship match. However, where does that leave the Beast Incarnate? According to an exclusive report by the Pro Wrestling Sheet, Brock Lesnar is confirmed for the Royal Rumble pay-per-view.
“Multiple sources confirm that Brock Lesnar has been booked for the Alamodome on January 29th for the Rumble, which only makes sense now that his Survivor Series opponent is in it as well.”
“For what it’s worth, the event is still 2 months away and plans could always change. As of right now though, The Beast is pencilled in to enter the over-the-top-rope battle royal.”
“Will the two powerhouses once again collide at the Rumble? All signs point to yes.”
Is this the best decision the WWE could make at this time? It’s quite obvious what will transpire over the next month. Goldberg will continue to promote the Royal Rumble. About a few weeks before the big event, Paul Heyman and Lesnar will announce they will appear at the Alamodome as well. Following that will look very similar to what the promotion for Survivor Series was. Each will do a taped promo building their third match.
According to a recent article by the Inquisitr, the WWE is actually planning for Goldberg to try and gain one more championship in the company. It might not be a win, but he’ll get close to it. Lesnar showing up at the Royal Rumble could guarantee Goldberg’s failure at the event. To keep him strong, the Beast will take him out before he can win.
Forbes.com provided a few ideas as to how to book Goldberg in the best way possible. The best option inside is to have Roman Reigns eliminate Goldberg and for the two to wrestle at WrestleMania 33. If there’s one way to get Reigns over, it’s that. Lesnar is also an option, especially if they don’t wrestle at the Royal Rumble. Fans could get a glimpse of what a decent match could look like between the two.
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