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Unless you've been hiding under a rock or nursing a hangover the size of Benidorm (Fiesta Week 2016 #NeverForget) for the past 24 hours, you'll have seen that Brock Lesnar was brutalised in 85 seconds by a returning Bill Goldberg in the main event of last night's Survivor Series Pay-Per-View.
No one could quite believe the four time WWE Champion lost his three and a half year streak of not being pinned or being made to tap out in under two minutes to a man who hasn't stepped foot in a WWE ring in 12 years, but the match generated countless headlines around social media and now appears to have set up more encounters between the pair, which it turns out was Brock Lesnar's idea.
The deal to keep Goldberg with the WWE beyond his Survivor Series appearance was done in the last week, according to Dave Meltzer on today's Wrestling Observer Radio, which led former UFC Heavyweight Champion Lesnar to suggest that he should do the honours for big Bill in order to keep fans interested in a longer feud between the pair. Vince McMahon agreed and the wheels were set in motion to change the original plans for the 'Fantasy Warfare' bout.
The plan was then put into place for Goldberg's victory to be dominant in the manner of his original WCW appearances, which was also apparently encouraged by Lesnar to generate as much shock value as possible.
"Brock Lesnar? Completed it, mate" (Image: WWE)
While Lesnar reportedly left Toronto after last night's event, Goldberg is expected to appear on Raw tonight and give a 'farewell' to the WWE Universe, but this is likely to be nothing more than a stepping stone towards a rematch likely to be at the Royal Rumble in the AlamoDome in San Antonio, Texas in January.
Losing in devastating fashion in order to earn a few extra dollars sounds like a pretty good plan to me. Well played, Mr. Lesnar.
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