Even several days after Goldberg’s shocking win over Brock Lesnar at Survivor Series, there are still so many unanswered questions. How many more matches will Goldberg have? Where does this put Roman Reigns? And who really is Byron Saxton?
But the main one I’ve been asking myself ever since the show ended is…why did Goldberg’s kid have his top off?
Goldberg himself also has no idea, as he revealed in an interview with ESPN:
“I really don’t know why he pulled his shirt off in the stands…At the end of the day, it was hilarious.”
For the juicier backstage WWE news, we have the latest edition of the Wrestling Observer Newsletter.
According to Dave Meltzer, when Goldberg was originally brought in, it was only for a one-and-done deal where he would lose to Lesnar at Survivor Series because The Beast already had “bigger” plans for Wrestlemania.
But with Goldberg being so over with the audience, mixed in with the run of worryingly low ratings for Raw in October, Brock’s “big” Wrestlemania plans – whoever he was meant to face – no longer seemed as big as another match with the guy who just returned.
So when Vince McMahon was looking at his potential Wrestlemania 33 card, he decided the biggest money match for Lesnar was against Goldberg, but “there were key people trying to derail this and stay with the status quo” and “there are people not on board with that and who were against what ended up happening at Survivor Series.”
The tantalising question here is: who are those ‘key people’?
According to Meltzer again, the idea behind building up Brock so strongly over the last few years was to cement a new top babyface when he was eventually beaten – which was a spot always reserved for Roman Reigns.
So actually maybe it’s a good thing Goldberg won.
But instead, WWE have focused on elevating a part-timer, meaning the company’s four big draws – Goldberg, Lesnar, John Cena and The Undertaker are all part-timers.
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