A few weeks before Goldberg squashed Brock Lesnar in just 1 minute 26 seconds at Survivor Series, he was jackhammering Rusev on Monday Night Raw. Here’s how sympathetic the Bulgarian Brute felt on Twitter towards The Beast Incarnate’s similar treatment from Sunday night:
“Brock Lesnar……. hahahahahaaaaaaahahahhahahahahahahahahahhahahahahahahhahahahahahahahahahaahahahahahahahhahahahahahahahahahahahahahha”
Lesnar, you just got machka’d! Whatever that means.
But apparently not everyone took the result so lightheartedly backstage.
PWInsider are reporting that the majority of the WWE locker room had no idea about how dominating Goldberg’s victory would be over Lesnar, and only the inner circle involved in putting the match together knew about the result – which was also the case when Brock ended The Undertaker’s streak, and when he won by TKO against Randy Orton at Summerslam.
Wrestling News World are reporting that Vince McMahon decided to make the match so short to help re-establish Goldberg as the monster he was back in WCW. Vince approved the shock finish as soon as Goldberg agreed to do more dates – which Goldberg confirmed on Raw last night by entering himself in the Royal Rumble match in January.
However, also according to the site, many backstage were frustrated and outright complaining about the match because of how it made Lesnar look – especially because Brock had ended Undertaker’s streak – but Vince is apparently nonplussed. His main aims were for the match to shock people (tick) and generate a lot of buzz online (double tick). The Wrestling Observer are reporting that Survivor Series ranked #2 on Sunday for Google searches. Selena Gomez just stole the top spot with her American Music Awards speech. Damn her unique brand of female pop innocence and honesty.
Vince also apparently felt that one loss wouldn’t damage Brock, and “he always relies on the fanbase having a short memory”. Which is a polite way of saying, Vince thinks we’re all stupid idiots.
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Besides a house show match with Rusev in Mexico City on the 3rd December, Brock isn’t scheduled to appear in WWE now until 2017 – meaning we probably won’t see him until the build to the Royal Rumble. Perhaps not even until the Rumble match itself, where he could be a surprise entrant after Goldberg’s cleared the ring. And then Goldberg eliminates him in 2 seconds.
On an update to yesterday’s story about Shane McMahon, PWInsider are reporting that he was injured during the Roman Reigns spear spot and was in a lot of pain backstage after the match. Thankfully, though, according to F4WOnline, Shane was telling people he was fine by the end of the night.
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