Former WWE creative writer reveals how he'd book Goldberg vs Brock Lesnar

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We've finally moved into November and that only means one thing - Survivor Series is right around the corner.

We are just 19 days away from one of WWE's biggest pay-per-views of the calendar year, and once again, this PPV will certainly be a memorable one.

With Monday Night Raw and SmackDown LIVE battling each other in three traditional Survivor Series matches, you'd be forgiven for thinking the majority of the attention will be on those matches.


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You'd be forgiven, but you wouldn't be correct.

All the attention is focused on Goldberg's return to the WWE ring and his long-awaited rematch with Brock Lesnar.

The buildup is underway, the statements have been sent, and now all that is left to do is wait for the bell to ring come November 20 and let the two monsters go at it head-to-head and one-on-one.

Despite the excitement surrounding the match, there is still a lot of doubt going into the bout, especially regarding Goldberg's fitness and his ability to wrestle.

He showed this past week on Raw that he's suffering from a bit of ring rust, with his physical altercation with Rusev being rather sloppy to put it nicely.

However, maybe Goldberg and Lesnar don't need to get physical at all until the night of Survivor Series, meaning he still has just under three weeks to get ready.

Well, according to a former WWE producer and creative writer, that's how he would book the Goldberg/Lesnar storyline.

Court Bauer shared his thoughts about the looming match, and he revealed that he'd like to see it built like a UFC-type match, not a WWE match.

He said: "For this match alone, I don't think they need to be doing conventional stuff.

"I would have built it like a UFC match, have them training, show Goldberg in San Diego [California]. He does a lot of muay thai training. Show Brock Lesnar, doing his feats of strength stuff he does in training for a match, and built it in a classic UFC way.

"I wouldn't have them touch, wouldn't get heat, and the other issue you're having is Paul is a great promo man, but if you've used him as a crutch for so long that everyone knows, it's so predictable, he's going to go out there and he's going to talk. And it's the same thing week after week, month after month. It's still great, but it's not the most original utilisation of Brock Lesnar and Paul Heyman.

"Put them in a different environment. Put them in a different situation. Shake it up a little bit because it is as autopilot as it gets. And, hey, maybe because we know Paul can always knock it out of the park, but you have to do Paul right and give him different environments, different creative, and they're not."

He then continued: "Make it feel epic. Make it feel different.

"Similar to what TNA did, actually, to segue to TNA, with Kurt Angle and Samoa Joe. It was so different from anything TNA ever had done, and, frankly, afterwards, they never did anything like it. But it made it feel different. It made it feel major league. It made it feel big time. And Brock Lesnar, Bill Goldberg, feel like legit guys.

"Put them in that environment through that prism of looking at them as legit, bad ass fighters. Lets see that big prize fight."

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