One of my favourite parts of this week’s episode of Raw – which was really quite enjoyable for a change – was Goldberg and Brock Lesnar going face-to-face for the first time since Bill’s return to WWE, and just days before their fantasy warfare match at Survivor Series. The crowd were electric throughout and the two never even touched. That’s a go-home promo done very, very right.
It’s a long way from Paul Heyman trying to get the crowd to chant for Goldberg in Brock’s hometown.
One of the best parts of the promo was how freaking jacked Goldberg looked when he ripped off his shirt. For a man who turns 50 this December, he looks pretty incredible.
This is because Goldberg has been training intently ahead of his big in-ring comeback for WWE, working with both MMA and Muay-Thai instructors. According to WrestlingNewsWorld, Goldberg was put over considerably backstage for how good he looked after this week’s episode of RAW.
But WrestlingNewsWorld are also reporting that nobody was saying the same about Brock Lesnar, with some feeling that The Beast Incarnate looked out of shape.
I’m not going to tell him.
I’m not sure I necessarily agree with that, although he did slip slightly when he did his trademark jump onto the ring apron. But how do you feed that particular criticism back to Brock Lesnar?
According to the same site, nobody approached Lesnar specifically about it, because he has to be handled very carefully, but after everyone finished putting Goldberg over for how in-shape he looked, it was apparently suggested to Lesnar that he needed to come into Survivor Series looking jacked because the whole pay-per-view is built around that match. Subtle, subtle.
Fresh off of being named PEOPLE’s Sexiest Man Alive – which is an actual award that happens – Rock ‘The Dwayne’ Johnson said the following to Vanity Fair about running for another popularity contest: the President of the United States of America in 2020:
“I wouldn’t rule it out. It would be a great opportunity to help people, so it’s possible. This past election shows that anything can happen.”
This is the world we live in now, people.
He also teased his next WWE appearance when WSVN-TV asked The Dwayne:
WSVN-TV: “So we’ll see you in April? Orlando?
The Dwayne: “What’s in Orlando?”
WSVN-TV: “A little thing called Wrestlemania.”
The Dwayne: “Sure, yeah. I’ll see you there.”
That last bit wasn’t in the actual video, but the interviewer has confirmed that’s what was said after the cameras stopped rolling.
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