It’s been over twelve years since Wrestlemania XX; whenBill Goldberg defeated “Best Incarnate” Brock Lesnar. Ever since that match; we have not seen the former WCW World Heavyweight Champion in WWE. After years of rumors, the wait is over.

Normally; a wrestler’s final match is usually well anticipated and met with praise (ex: Shawn Michaels vs. Undertaker at Wrestlemania XXVI). In the case of Brock and Goldberg, it was the opposite. During their Wrestlemania match, both men were booed. Goldberg did end up winning the match, but it didn’t feel right. The fans and analysts said it was “boring”. All of that is in the past; now it’s time to focus on the benefits of having Goldberg return.


For starters; he has always been a huge draw. When older fans and casual fans find out about Goldberg’s return, they will come back, tune into Raw to see what is going on and why he returned. While it is true that not all of these fans will generate 100% interest in the company, it will be enough to give some needed importance to November’s PPV; Survivor Series. There is always a good chance that some of those fans will stick around to see what else is going on; other than Goldberg being part of WWE.

Dream Matches

Dream matches are also money makers; especially if everything is done correctly. For example; when the Rock came back (after a seven-year absence) to face John Cena at Wrestlemania XXVIII, the amount of attention and money that came just from the buildup to the match itself was huge.

The same applies to Goldberg and other potential dream opponents. At the moment, everything is setup for a rematch between Brock Lesnar and Goldberg at Survivor Series. While their first match left a sour taste in everyone’s mouth, this is the right place to make up for it and pull off the match we wanted to see twelve years ago.

Survivor Series is also the best place for Lesnar to finally take a loss; after dominating Randy Orton at Summerslam. There is no one on the roster that looks strong or credible enough to take down Lesnar (without cheating).

Apart from facing Brock; other ideal opponents are Roman Reigns, Triple H, and of course John Cena.

If these three guys end up becoming opponents for Goldberg, the only one that should go over is Roman Reigns. Triple H and Goldberg had a solid feud in 2003, but it was Triple H that always got the last laugh. There is no doubt that fans were not happy with those results and would still rather have Triple H take the loss. With John Cena, WWE can take the path they did when Brock dominated Cena Summerslam 2014. It won’t hurt Cena’s character to take another loss; since he always ends up looking strong no matter what happens.

When it comes down to facing Roman Reigns, Goldberg is the perfect big name veteran to put over Reigns. The best place for WWE can get the ultimate payout from having those two men face each other is at Wrestlemania.

Make no doubt that the returning WCW star will get a huge pop and by default, he will be face. By the time that they start to build up a feud, that will be the best time to have Reigns turn heel (something everyone rather sees). There is no spark or logic in re-booking Reigns against opponents that he has already defeated. Reigns vs. Goldberg matches have the potential to be big draws; assuming that Goldberg stays in the grace and favor of WWE.

Outside of the Ring

Apart from dream matches, the image and likeness of Goldberg is already a money making machine. Since WWE loves money, expect the company to produce countless merchandise for the former WCW star. In addition to that, the WWE Network can benefit greatly from Goldberg’s return.

We can also expect exclusive Network material that focuses on Goldberg.

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