Bill Goldberg – RAW Update, Backstage News on the Finish to Last Night’s Main Event, More

Nov 21, 2016 - by Marc Middleton

As noted, WWE likely booked Bill Goldberg to squash Brock Lesnar at Survivor Series last night as Goldberg has agreed to work the 2017 Royal Rumble match.

Dave Meltzer noted on Wrestling Observer Radio that Goldberg and Lesnar will definitely have a rematch as that deal was also put together this past week. Lesnar pushed for the program as he feels there’s money there, as does Vince McMahon. Speculation is that Goldberg will also work WrestleMania 33 in Orlando but that has not been confirmed.

There was speculation last night that the match may have ended in just 86 seconds because of Goldberg being injured. Meltzer says that is not the reason for the short match as it was changed when Goldberg agreed to stick around. The feeling was that they needed to get Goldberg over and that Brock could afford a loss. Meltzer also noted that it’s better for Brock to lose in a squash, instead of a longer match. Meltzer says as soon as Goldberg signed the new deal, the feeling was that they needed to get Goldberg over, no matter what.

Meltzer also noted that Goldberg is scheduled for tonight’s RAW in Toronto, despite not being advertised.

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