In the main event match of Survivor Series this past weekend, Goldberg shocked the WWE Universe by completely dominating Brock Lesnar. It’s something that not many envisioned happening. According to Wrestling Observer’s Dave Meltzer, there was a legitimate reason for the finish to the match.
“I’m trying to find out more. [Goldberg] is definitely going to be back and he’s definitely going to work with Brock Lesnar in a rematch. That was a deal that was put together this week. It was something that Lesnar, among others, pushed for, because I think Lesnar saw that there’s money in Bill Goldberg, and didn’t want to blow it off [in the first match]. I think Vince saw that as well, and I guess Bill was up for it.
“I’m still trying to find out [how many more dates Goldberg will do]. I would presume that he’s going to work Royal Rumble and WrestleMania. Royal Rumble, I think, is pretty much a given. I would think WrestleMania’s a given if he’s going to work Royal Rumble, but I don’t know that factually, it’s just a presumption. And as far as from there, I don’t know. I don’t know what the agreement was that they signed this week, how long he’s willing to go, how long they want him to go.”
This brings much clarity to the entire situation as there will be much more in store for Goldberg. The fact that he’s on board for at least the Royal Rumble means that this win was to show his dominance in the ring in hopes of building up another match against Lesnar or another opponent. It could also have been a ploy to avoid injury from occurring to Goldberg.
One possibility that has been tossed around is facing The Undertaker at possibly WrestleMania 33. He had made his return to Smackdown Live last week and looks to be in the position to wrestle at an upcoming pay-per-view event such as the Royal Rumble or WrestleMania. What signals more than anything is that there many different directions this can go in.