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Report: Who Convinced Vince McMahon To Put Goldberg Over?

We're finding out more and more on just why the decision was made to have Goldberg squash Brock Lesnar in the main event of Survivor Series. Dave Meltzer noted on Wrestling Observer Radio that the two will definitely have a rematch. He mentioned the deal to sign Goldberg on for more matches was ironed out in the past week. He noted that Lesnar himself, and several others, were pushing Vince to have Goldberg go over in dominant fashion. Lesnar sees money in a prolonged program with Goldberg and didn't want it to end in one match. McMahon ultimately agreed.

As for why the match was so short, Meltzer said it had nothing to do with Goldberg being hurt. It was changed once Goldberg agreed to stick around post-Survivor Series and the short match was meant to have the same feel of his short WCW matches that got him over in the first place.

Goldberg had been treating the match like a one-off deal for most of the past month. However when speaking with Booker T on his podcast, Heated Conversations, Goldberg did say he would be open to other opportunities in wrestling.

"I'm treating it as [a one-shot deal], man," Goldberg told Booker T. "That's what they offered. That's what I accepted. If they wanted more, they would have offered more. So I took the offer when it came to a mutual decision, which I believe was mutually positive for everybody involved. Dude, I treat it as such. I have a one-match contract and I'm taking it like the last match of my career. And the minute after the match is over, I won't bask in it. I'll think about what's next. If it's anything else in the wrestling world, I'll consider that. If not, hey, man, it's not like I've been looking for something to do the last 12 years by any means."

So it seems like Goldberg's career is not over yet. Who's next?

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