The gold standard
Wrestler-destroying Goldberg is back for Survivor Series and he’s planning to spear Brock Lesnar!
He’s big. He’s bald. And he’s as bad as they come. Even at 49 years old, Goldberg is still a one-man wrecking machine and that’s something Brock Lesnar and his big-mouth manager Paul Heyman are going to find out at Survivor Series. But can Goldberg still cut it against someone 10 years younger and a lot stronger?
RUSTY BUT READY
Only a fool would write off William Scott Goldberg even though it’s been 12 years since he retired. The former NFL star football player and mixed martial arts champ didn’t blink when he was challenged by Brock and Paul to a match at Survivor Series in mid October, and he used his signature Jackhammer finishing move on Rusev on RAW at the end of October. Rusev weighs 140kg and Goldberg threw him around like a stuffed toy. “A little rusty, I know,” Goldberg posted on his twitter account @Goldberg afterwards.
SO WHY NOW?
Goldberg and Brock have history. They got into a scrap at Survivor Series in 2003 and were in each other’s faces at the 2004 Royal Rumble. And in what turned out to be both of their final matches in the WWE, Goldberg used his Jackhammer move to beat Brock at WrestleMania 20 in March 2004.
Fastforward to 2016 and Brock is on the cover of the brand-new WWE videogame WWE 2K17… but so is Goldberg... kind of. Fans who preordered the game in early October were lucky enough to get a version with Goldberg as a bonus character and as a build up, the WWE had the two reignite their feud, trading insults on their social media platforms. Why? Because who doesn’t love a beloved former Superstar coming back, dusting off the cobwebs and teaching the school-yard bully a lesson? And if this quote from Goldberg is anything to go by, Brock could end up Jackhammered into the WWE mat: “I hold myself to a standard that can never be reached. But I will go out and break my back trying – nothing will stand in my way. Nothing!”
SURVIVOR SERIES LINE-UP
Rumour has it The Undertaker will be returning to the ring at the pay-perview but it hadn’t been confirmed when tvplus went to print. But we do know that these matches will happen at Survivor Series:
• Team RAW men vs Team SmackDown men (5-on-5 elimination match) • Team RAW women vs Team SmackDown women (5-on-5 elimination match) • RAW tag teams vs SmackDown tag
teams (10-on-10 elimination match) • Intercontinental champ Dolph Ziggler is putting his title on the line but his opponent is still to be announced. ’Taker perhaps?
Goldberg has returned! Brock and Paul Heyman could be in trouble at Survivor Series…