Here's why Brock Lesnar V Goldberg is set for Survivor Series and not WrestleMania 33

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Since former WWE announcer Jim Ross tweeted his well-placed sources had told him that Goldberg and Brock Lesnar would be squaring off at Survivor Series next month, the wrestling world has been whipped into a frenzy.

Of course, it makes a degree of sense. The two heavyweight stars have been cutting promos on each other ever since Goldberg was announced for the upcoming WWE 2K17 game, and they are heavily featured in the game's promotion, too.

Lesnar is the cover star and Goldberg is a playable character when you pre-order the game.


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So why would a WrestleMania 20 rematch - from back in 2004 - not take place at WrestleMania 33 in Orlando next April?

According to Dave Meltzer of F4WOnline.com, the WWE wants to capitalise on the October 11th release of the WWE 2K17 video game as much as they can.

Putting these two man-mountains on a pay-per-view in late November is the perfect timing, really. It's only about six weeks after the release date, and a month before Christmas.

The Goldberg vs. Lesnar rematch is reportedly going to be a one-off match and there are no plans for an ongoing feud.

Regarding Wrestlemania, an opponent for Lesnar has apparently already been planned for months and the company wasn’t going to change those plans for Goldberg.

Although the former WCW icon would probably have preferred a WrestleMania payday when facing the company's biggest box office draw, headlining one of the 'Big Four' PPVs is still very lucrative, and one would have thought he could still find a spot at 'Mania.

However, Meltzer also reported that there are still “a lot of negative feelings” from people within the company about Goldberg’s previous run between 2003-04.

Should Goldberg want to have an enjoyable and profitable run in the company again, he'll need to shed those long-standing stigmas.

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