Many thought that Bill Goldberg was going to return to WWE after an absence of over 12 and-a-half years for the purposes of promoting WWE 2K17 and nothing more. Over the past few years, names such as The Ultimate Warrior and Sting have defied the unthinkable and appeared on WWE television after being named a featured player for the game. For Goldberg, a one-off match for the purposes of allowing his wife and son see him wrestle was an even greater goal. Both people did not exist in his life during his last full-time pro wrestling run.
Goldberg returned to compete against his last WWE foe, Brock Lesnar, at Survivor Series. While Lesnar's agent, Paul Heyman coined the phrase, "Eat. Sleep. Conquer. Repeat", Goldberg had a counter that eclipsed the dominance of Lesnar. In less than 90 seconds, he pushed, speared (twice), Jackhammered, and pinned "The Beast".
Shockingly, that is all it took to become 2-0 against Lesnar. Tonight, Goldberg will address his victory on Raw in Toronto, Ontario, CN.
WWE.com promotes, "Survivor Series had too many surprises to count, including the unbelievable conclusion of Goldberg and Brock Lesnar’s Mega Match. However, as WWE’s fall classic moves to the rear view, how will the winners and losers of the big night — including Goldberg — address the path ahead? WWE.com has a few ideas."
Survivor Series showed that fans still enjoy the larger-than-life character that embodied the essence of pro wrestling. Characters were more important than matches, and names such as Hulk Hogan and Andre the Giant were incredibly strong examples. Goldberg assumed that role in the 1990s, as he went 173 matches without losing, claiming both the United States and World Championships along the way.
With this most likely being the last hurrah for the former WWE and WCW Champion, Survivor Series was indeed an amazing kickstart to this final chapter of Goldberg's wrestling career. His return to the WWE shows that you can truly "never say never" when it comes to anyone coming back to the company. Although many criticize the fact that the match was too short, it is hard to deny that this Survivor Series will be one of the most memorable in the history of the event.
As long as WWE does not oversaturate him with appearances, but make each one of them special, this run from Goldberg has already been better than the first one.