As the world eagerly waits for the rematch between Goldberg and Brock Lesnar at Survivor Series, WWE Hall Of Famer Steve Austin gave his say on the match when he was interviewed by the PW Torch Livecast. Austin stated in the interview that unlike others, he wasn’t nervous about the match. He said:
"You know, when you go in there and you work a match with Brock Lesnar and you were and still are Bill Goldberg, there's got to be some drastic physicality to this. This is not going to be Brock taking powders out of the ring because he's worried about Bill Goldberg.
This is going to be two big bulls in there fighting. We'll just see how they lay it out. I'm not nervous, I'm hopeful that they just kick ass and blow the roof off the place.”
Austin also emphasised upon the “physicality” factor and spoke about the finish of the match. He also stated that Lesnar and Goldberg needed to go out there and be themselves:
“It can be a brutal, brief ten-minute classic. I don't care how long it is, as long as it's good and suits both guy's character and it's good for both guys.
You can look there and say, 'Okay, what's the finish going to be?' Let's just forget about the finish. We'll see what happens when the finish goes down.' Both guys need to go out there and be who and what they are."
The last time these two beasts collided was in a forgettable encounter. No one knows that better than Steve Austin who was the special guest referee for the clash at Wrestlemania XX.
How much of physicality can Goldberg handle, however, remains to be seen. His recent botch while attacking Rusev on Monday Night RAW further drives home the fact that he hasn’t been in the ring for a very long time. Goldberg chalked up the reason for the botch to ‘ring rust’.
Lesnar’s recent encounters have been greatly physical as well as critically underwhelming at the same time. His matches against Dean Ambrose and Randy Orton at Wrestlemania 32 and Summerslam respectively have been widely criticised.
The stage is all set for the final showdown as Brock Lesnar and Goldberg will at last come face to face next week on Monday Night RAW and a brawl might be in the making to kick things up a notch.
With rumours suggesting that Goldberg might stick around to wrestle at Wrestlemania 33, his performance against Brock Lesnar might be the deciding factor in order for that to happen.
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