5 Bold predictions for Survivor Series 2016
Survivor Series is almost upon us, laden with the possibility of sumptuous storylines and of course, the realisation of fantasy warfare into reality. Brock Lesnar versus Goldberg; the immovable object clashing with the irresistible force. Forgive the cliche, but this match behoves it.
Flanked by the traditional Survivor Series 5 on 5 matches – a version each for the men, women and the tag teams – the pay-per-view promises to be a rollicking affair.
Apart from being the first inter-brand event since the brand split, it is also shaping up into a genuinely intriguing one due to the multitude of storylines that stand to be furthered by it; Kevin Owens too-good-to-be-true bromance with Chris Jericho, Randy Orton’s ominous tryst with Bray Wyatt and of course, the mountainous wild card that is Braun Strowman, to name a few.
Will Team Raw survive? Or will Team SmackDown – forever suppressed and labelled as the ‘B’ show – take the golden opportunity to put one over on their more illustrious competitor and prove that they are no pushovers?
And what of the clash between the titans? Will Brock Lesnar exact revenge on the man that defeated him in a largely forgettable, albeit high profile main event at WrestleMania 20, or will a returning Goldberg slay the beast and prove to be the knight in shining armour that the WWE Universe has been clamouring for?
Amidst all the uncertainties and questions leading up to the event, here are 5 bold predictions for Survivor Series.
#5 Goldberg beats Brock Lesnar
Goldberg’s return to the company and subsequent acceptance of Brock Lesnar’s challenge has plunged the WWE Universe into a state of nostalgia. Fans haven’t allowed their anticipation to be thwarted by the fact that Goldberg, who has never been the most dexterous of workers, is coming off a 12-year hiatus from wrestling.
While the best we can realistically expect from this clash is a one-sided Brock Lesnar suplex clinic, we also have to be prepared for an utterly terrible pro-wrestling match replete with botches and unconvincing spot selling.
Most people fully expect Lesnar’s monster run to continue, especially given that he’s not even 5 months removed from his victory over Mark Hunt at UFC 200. A Goldberg victory, then, would be a complete shocker.