12 years in the making

Its been over 12 years since the less-than-stellar clash between Goldberg and Brock Lesnar at Wrestlemania XX. Since then, both men went their separate ways, and we thought that we would never seen them again in the WWE. Well, we were wrong.In 2012, Lesnar returned (after a successful UFC career) to WWE, going on a path of destruction as a near indestructible force

Between 2012 and 2016, the “Beast Incarnate” conquered the likes of John Cena, Triple H, Randy Orton, CM Punk, and the Undertaker. Lesnar’s dominance and victories were always expected, whereas a loss was rare (especially clean losses).

It was anticipated that an epic brawl between the two superstars would transpire, one that would force the best out of them. Actually, we didn’t get that.

Right after the bell, Lesnar tried to mount some early offense. That only lasted for less than thirty seconds. After easily shoving Lesnar to the mat, Goldberg nailed him with a spear, and it didn’t stop there. He measured up Lesnar for another one and he connected yet again. The match was instantly one-sided. Seconds later, Goldberg was able to lift up Lesnar and hit the jackhammer for the victory. To sum it up, in less than 2 two minutes, the Beast Incarnate was easily tamed by the WCW legend.

This wasn’t what the fans expected, yet it was the best thing to do

The last time that these two men faced each other, the result was the same, regardless, no one cared for them or the result. On this occasion it was completely different. Both stars are loved by the fans and this was the sort of reaction that WWE wanted from them twelve years ago.

So, in some sense, that repair has been made.

One might argue that this loss hurt Lesnar’s credibility and years worth of hype, but the reality of the matter is that it wasn’t hurt. The list of other people that can possibility beat him is still small. Even then the amount of effort that is put into the attempts to beat him are tremendous, yet it has never been enough to get the win.

So, there is no harm in the loss. As for Goldberg, he shouldn’t be counted as a new opponent, he is an “old foe” and the only one that never lost to Lesnar.

In the end, we shouldn’t take the result at face value and assume that there nothing more to do for Goldberg. If there’s a third rematch on a bigger scale, then that is where Lesnar can win and further cement himself as the real “Conquerer."

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