Connect with us

Pro Wrestling

WWE Survivor Series 2016: In a shocking moment, Goldberg destroys Brock Lesnar

Goldberg v. Brock Lesnar (

Goldberg v. Brock Lesnar (

Close your eyes and picture this:

The crowd cheered as security guards escorted him to the stage. Those same fans chanted his name, “Gooooooooldberg”, as he walked towards the ring and through the pyro. His opponent tried to attack him, but nothing could hurt the former football player. Two spear’s and a Jackhammer later, it was all over. The match would only last about two minutes. It ended before you could even blink. The crowd was ecstatic as the man celebrated his easy win. End scene.

No, I’m not recapping an episode of WCW Monday Nitro from 1997. I am talking about last night’s WWE Survivor Series PPV (its 2016 for those who forgot).

WWE hyped last night’s main event as a “Fantasy Warfare”. Brock Lesnar and Goldberg would face off for the first time since WrestleMania XX in 2004. That bout was a disaster, and while last night’s match was too short to rate, this one also gave fans mixed feelings. A man who hadn’t wrestled in over 12 years soundly defeated one of the most polarizing athletes today. Keep in mind that there were reports that Goldberg tweaked his shoulder after last Monday’s Raw. That could have changed plans leading up the match. WWE was kind enough to provide us a video of the match (It was easy to transfer over to YouTube).


During yesterday’s broadcast of Blog Talk Radio’s The Main Event, I discussed how much of a pickle WWE was in with this match. If Lesnar won, would the hype surrounding Goldberg’s return be for nothing? If Goldberg won, it would be a feel good moment, but that would also mean he defeated the man who ended the Undertaker’s WrestleMania streak, destroyed John Cena for the World Title and many other stars along the way. Lesnar’s credibility as a monster would vanish. My fear became a reality in just a few seconds.

For young fans, the match was kind of a let down. I have to give WWE credit however. For families watching, it was an awesome moment to see a parent do something cool in front of his kid. I can understand that, and respect that that might have been the move they were going for. Another spin on this could be that the good guy vanquished the arrogant, cocky monster, making a return that seemed fitting for a legend. Maybe the loss will actually get Lesnar motivated enough to compete more and work his way to get his revenge. There are actually endless opportunities as a result of this.

So, where do we go from here?

According to Pro Wrestling Sheet, Goldberg made a deal with WWE to appear and compete at the Royal Rumble in 2017 at the Alamodome. With enough time to heal, this could be the lengthy match fans paid $9.99 a month to see. If he faces Lesnar again, “The Beast Incarnate” could get a win, but its unclear for now what would be happening. There is a chance Goldberg competes in the Royal Rumble match, only to set up one final hoorah at WrestleMania (where he may be inducted into the Hall of Fame). One can only imagine the amount of hype videos that will be in production until then.

Last night was surreal. Some are happy about the results of the Goldberg match, others are dissatisfied. My hope is that there will be answers tonight on Monday Night Raw. It would be great if this isn’t something that’s left alone after last night. Like all fans, I am eager to find out what will be NEXT for the man called Goldberg.

The following two tabs change content below.
Baseball Editor, Misc. Sports Editor. Covers all things combat sports (MMA, Pro Wrestling and Boxing). When he's not writing, Daniel hosts a podcast, The Main Event.
Click to comment

You must be logged in to post a comment Login

Leave a Reply

More in Pro Wrestling