For those wondering, a “great deal” of the WWE locker room was shocked at the Goldberg vs. Brock Lesnar finish from Sunday night’s WWE Survivor Series pay-view main event. The match result was reportedly kept from everyone except for WWE’s inner circle.
As far as WWE’s future plans for Goldberg are concerned, Dave Meltzer is confirming that the plan is for Goldberg and Lesnar to have another rematch at some point down the line. Lesnar reportedly pushed for a prolonged program with Goldberg and saw money in an extended feud. Lesnar was the one who did not want to end the program with just one match and Vince McMahon agreed with him. Also, Goldberg is expected to remain with WWE for a while. That decision was made within the past week.
The match being kept short was not because of Goldberg’s reported injury, but to “keep Goldberg over after he agreed to stay in WWE for now”. WWE officials made the decision to have a short match similar to the type of matches in WCW that got Goldberg over in the first place. However, many fans were disappointed with how the main event turned out as the headliner for the Survivor Series PPV and felt having Goldberg defeat Lesnar in such short fashion hurt the former UFC and WWE champion as a result.
Goldberg recently told WWE Hall of Famer Booker T that his match with Brock Lesnar would be a “one-off” type deal, saying the following on Booker’s podcast: “I’m treating it as [a one-shot deal], man. That’s what they offered. That’s what I accepted. 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.”