A month ago I posted an article about how Goldberg coming back to WWE was going to be a disappointment. I was wrong. Goldberg defeated Brock Lesnar at Survivor Series and did it in 90 seconds.
What appeared to be a story designed to give Brock Lesnar back his biggest loss (ala Hogan/Warrior II) became the most talked about 90 seconds of wrestling in 2016. The question on everyone’s mind is “where do they go from here?” The answer: several places.
The most obvious place they can go is a rematch with Lesnar. However, unless they turn this into a 3 out of 5 series, I don’t see the point. Goldberg has beaten Brock TWICE. He’s up 2-0. However, Rock got a victory over Steve Austin at WrestleMania 19, despite being 2-0 against Austin at WrestleMania. If you have Paul Heyman say Lesnar underestimated Goldberg you could do something with it, just not right now. Let it build.
Goldberg’s victory opens up a new feature bout at WrestleMania. The Goldberg match joins the ranks of the Undertaker match, World Title match, Celebrity Match, and Brock Lesnar match at WrestleMania. It adds value to the show. Plus, the weeks of TV leading up to the show where his foe is groomed could be very exciting. And with Goldberg entering the Royal Rumble match, WWE has the perfect set up, whoever eliminates Goldberg becomes his opponent.
Believe it or not, Goldberg beating Lesnar gives WWE the ability to create a new star. Braun Strowman, Rusev, Kevin Owens, Samoa Joe, or Roman Reigns, if WWE wants to elevate someone to top heel status, have him defeat Goldberg and from there create a new hero by having their top babyface defeat whomever beat Goldberg. In fact, they could have their new top babyface beat Brock before facing the man who beats Goldberg.
There’s a lot of possibility coming out of Survivor Series with Goldberg’s victory. More so then if he lost. And the fact that his win was so decisive adds dramatic weight to his next match. Just don’t let a taser cause his downfall.