Brock Lesnar and Goldberg are set to rekindle their rivalry for the first time since WrestleMania XX, when the two clash at Survivor Series in Toronto.
It's a huge treat for WWE fans, who get to see a legend in Goldberg face The Beast Incarnate who has already taken care of other icons such as The Undertaker and Randy Orton. Looking ahead towards the match, we believe there are only three possible scenarios for how this match plays out.
When Goldberg returned on Monday Night Raw, he mentioned how he had one more fight and wanted to finish Lesnar. It's actually up in the air as to whether or not he will remain with WWE and fight more matches after Survivor Series.
The Wrestling Observer Newsletter did mention that Goldberg's future with WWE depends on how he's received by the Toronto crowd. But assuming it's only one match, it would make perfect sense to have Goldberg win.
He's turning 50 soon, and his in-ring abilities have to be limited at this point. WWE gave him an ugly sendoff against Lesnar the first time around. Maybe all Vince McMahon wanted to do was bring him back to make up for it and to earn money. It would make sense for Goldberg to beat Lesnar and end his career on a high note.
WWE has done everything possible to make Lesnar seemed like an unstoppable force. He ended The Undertaker's perfect streak, beat him in a Hell in a Cell match last year, knocked out Randy Orton, and destroyed Dean Ambrose at WrestleMania 32.
Goldberg is one of the few wrestlers that comes close to matching Lesnar's intensity and physicality, being a former NFL player and all. But WWE doesn't have a reason to place their resident Beast in a losing light.
Lesnar's legend as Beast Mode would only grow more if he sent Goldberg into retirement by destroying him. There isn't a whole lot to gain out of Lesnar losing to a guy who likely is fighting one more match.
Lesnar defeated Orton at SummerSlam, and Shane McMahon came out to confront Lesnar for it. He responded by attacking the Commissioner of SmackDown Live, laying him out with an F-5.
Fans are dreaming of Lesnar's next big opponent at WrestleMania, and it's widely speculated that he'll face Shane O'Mac in Orlando. If that match takes place, it needs a long and epic buildup. Survivor Series is the perfect opportunity for it.
If Goldberg were to win, he would probably need some outside interference. McMahon is on Lesnar's enemy list, so having him come out to screw Lesnar helps set up their potential WrestleMania match.
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