Goldberg Squashes Brock Lesnar At Survivor Series
Fans were left shocked at the closing of WWE Survivor Series last night when an ageing Goldberg managed to defeat Brock Lesnar in seconds. Right away the WCW legend ploughed Lesnar with two Spears and followed up with the Jackhammer for the victory!
According to Pro Wrestling Sheet Goldberg has signed a deal to remain with WWE through the Royal Rumble, which could have played in to yesterday’s result. Perhaps they are building to another bout at WrestleMania or want to keep Goldberg strong for another competitor, while Lesnar goes after the Universal title (something Paul Heyman suggested would be his next goal).
The ending of the Survivor Series match was essentially spoiled when the odds on the betting sites suddenly changed to put Goldberg the favorite.
The wrestling world reacted to the result in droves on Twitter:
Stunned. Absolutely stunned.#SurviorSeries
— Mick Foley (@RealMickFoley) November 21, 2016
— Jim Ross (@JRsBBQ) November 21, 2016
OHHHHH MYYYYY GOOODDDDDDDD (said in @JoeyStyles voice)
— Austin Creed (@XavierWoodsPhD) November 21, 2016
— Lana (@LanaWWE) November 21, 2016
— Glenn Gilbertti (@TheRealDisco) November 21, 2016
— Diamond Dallas Page (@RealDDP) November 21, 2016
One might speculate that Goldberg’s recent humbleness in interviews, playing up injuries etc may have been a ploy to throw fans off. Then again that may have been why the match was so short. Can Goldberg really go to Suplex City and survive?
2016 WWE Survivor Series Results
– Kickoff: Noam Dar, Rich Swann, and T.J. Perkins def. Ariya Daivari, Drew Gulak, and Tony Nese.
– Kickoff: Kane def. Luke Harper.
– Nikki was attacked backstage, so Natalya took her place on Team SmackDown.
– Team Raw (Charlotte, Bayley, Nia Jax, Alicia Fox, and Sasha Banks, with Dana Brooke def. Team SmackDown Live (Natalya, Becky Lynch, Alexa Bliss, Carmella, and Naomi).
– Charlotte attached Bayley.
– The Miz (with Maryse) def. Sami Zayn, to retain the Intercontinental Championship.
– Team Raw (The New Day, The Club, Sheamus and Cesaro, Enzo Amore and Big Cass, and The Shining Stars def. Team SmackDown Live (Heath Slater and Rhyno, The Hype Bros, American Alpha, The Usos and Breezango.
Cesaro and Sheamus were the survivors.
– Brian Kendrick def. Kalisto by disqualification, when Baron Corbin attacked Kendrick first and then Kalisto. The Cruiserweight Division remains on RAW, which means double taping duty for the stars as 205 LIVE will be on the SmackDown loop.
– Team SmackDown Live (AJ Styles, Dean Ambrose, Bray Wyatt, Randy Orton, and Shane McMahon) def. Team Raw (Kevin Owens, Chris Jericho, Roman Reigns, Braun Strowman, and Seth Rollins).
During the match The Shield reunited after Ambrose was eliminated early and came back to attack AJ Styles.
— WWE (@WWE) November 21, 2016
The match ended when Bray Wyatt hit the Sister Abigail on Roman Reigns. He and Orton were the survivors.
– Goldberg def. Brock Lesnar.
Shane McMahon Banged Up
Shane McMahon was visibly banged up after he took a mid flight spear from Roman Reigns. He was eliminated without a pin and doctors came to his aid. He managed to get to his feet to signal he was ok, but don’t expect anything physical again until WrestleMania.
Survivor Series Notes
– Trish Stratus was backstage during the event:
— Mandy (@WWE_MandyRose) November 20, 2016
– Jamie Noble returned to his backstage producer role after being stabbed in a road rage incident in September.