WWE spent the better part of the past two years building Brock Lesnar as an unstoppable monster. That run ended in less time than it takes to microwave a frozen burrito, courtesy of Goldberg in the main event of Survivor Series last night.
On Wrestling Observer Radio, Dave Meltzer reported the extremely short match -- 86 seconds, to be precise -- was set up after Goldberg agreed to stick around WWE for future dates. The match was meant to mimic the extremely short squash matches Goldberg had during his initial run to prominence in WCW in his undefeated streak.
According to Meltzer, a rematch between Goldberg and Lesnar definitely is in the works. Meltzer reported that a deal between Goldberg and the company was completed within the past week, and was an arrangement that Lesnar and others advocated for to both parties.
The build to this match at Survivor Series continued to promote that this would be Goldberg's "one last match" in professional wrestling. In fact, the match against Lesnar marked his first wrestling m,atch in more than 12 1/2 years, since he defeated Lesnar in their first encounter at WrestleMania in 2004. Goldberg even appeared on Booker T's Heated Conversations podcast, on which he reiterated that his return to WWE was going to be a one-and-done run.
"That's what they offered. That's what I accepted," Goldberg said on the podcast. "If they wanted more, they would have offered more. So I took the offer when it came to a mutual decision, which I believe was mutually positive for everybody involved. Dude, I treat it was such. I have a one-match contract and I'm taking it like the last match of my career. And the minute after the match is over, I won't bask in it. I'll think about what's next. If it's anything else in the wrestling world, I'll consider that. If not, hey, man, it's not like I've been looking for something to do the last 12 years by any means."
Pro Wrestling Sheet reported on Sunday night that Goldberg would be appearing at the Royal Rumble.