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Goldberg on why he owes so much to Brock Lesnar

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Goldberg's recent run with WWE was a very memorable one, and it's thanks in large part to who he was sharing the ring with - Brock Lesnar.

The WWE and Goldberg initially opened up their relationship with one another again by making the former WCW World Heavyweight Champion a special character on the WWE 2K17 video game. A Goldberg vs. Brock Lesnar match was used to promote the video game.

Fans seemed to react to the fantasy match-up well, leading to WWE actually making it happen. The company inked a deal to bring Goldberg back to the ring and have him face Lesnar at Survivor Series 2016.

In shocking fashion, Goldberg defeated Lesnar in seconds after a couple of Spears followed by a Jackhammer. Goldberg then signed on to continue his WWE run up until WrestleMania 33.

He continued his dominance over The Beast by quickly eliminating him from the Royal Rumble match the following January in Texas.

Although he didn't win the match, he earned a Universal Title shot against Kevin Owens at the Fastlane pay-per-view (PPV).

Thanks to a distraction from Chris Jericho, Goldberg capitalized on a distracted Owens and hit him with a Spear for the win and captured the Universal Championship.

This would set up a mega WrestleMania title match between Goldberg and Brock Lesnar at The Show Of Shows in Orlando.

Lesnar and Goldberg, while it was short, but on a tremendous match full of physicality and excitement.

In the end it was Lesnar who defeated Goldberg to win the Universal Title - and he still has it around his waist to this day. If it was Goldberg's final run as a professional wrestler, it was an amazing way to cap things off.

Goldberg was inducted into the WWE Hall Of Fame the following year in New Orleans. In a recent interview with Sports Illustrated, Goldberg explained why he owes a lot to Lesnar after his recent run (quotes via Ringside News):

"If it wasn’t for Brock, it would not have happened. Period, end of story. I know it’s hard to believe this, but Brock is a caring person underneath all that big giant monster’s body.

"The relationship he has with his sons parallels my relationship with my son, and I think Brock may have understood what I was going through.

"Maybe he put himself in my position, saw a little bit of himself later in life in me, and saw how much this meant to me. For that, I can never repay Brock."

What are your thoughts on Goldberg saying he owes a lot to Brock Lesnar for his most recent run in WWE? How did you enjoy the feud between Lesnar and Goldberg? Do you think the former WCW World Champion has another run left in him? Let us know your thoughts in the comments section below!

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