WWE reportedly signed Goldberg to a new contract to boost TV ratings in 2017

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Now that it's finally sinking in that Goldberg actually went on to defeat Brock Lesnar in 85 seconds at the Survivor Series pay-per-view, his fans will be happy to hear that he’s sticking around.

At first, it was revealed that Goldberg’s return was a one-time deal where he was supposed to lose to Lesnar in their WrestleMania XX rematch, where Goldberg was the victor 12 years ago.


However, it was reported that due to the unexpectedly positive reaction he received from the WWE Universe, the company wanted him to stick around and a new deal was agreed before the event, allowing Goldberg to pick up the win.


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This also allows him and The Beast Incarnate to further their feud, especially since both men are going to participate in the Royal Rumble in January.

However, according to Dave Meltzer of the Wrestling Observer Newsletter, there’s a very different reason as to why they are having him stick around.

While the original plans had Lesnar to win last weekend, the decision was changed due to the decline in WWE’s television viewership.


Vince McMahon decided to bring Goldberg back for more than one match as he believes it will be good for their viewership in 2017, something that has been a huge worry this year on the USA Network with figures declining on a consistent basis.

The deal that Goldberg has is similar to Lesnar’s, and he’s said to be open to wrestle at any time to receive the phenomenal amount of money Vince is apparently paying him, which means he could stick around for a while if he competes sporadically like Lesnar.

This also means that WrestleMania 33 plans have changed.

At first, it was speculated that Lesnar would go one on one with SmackDown Live commissioner Shane McMahon, since he hit him with an F5 at SummerSlam following his destruction of Randy Orton.

Now that Goldberg is back, and sticking it around, their final match will be taking place in Orlando instead, in another highly anticipated rematch.

What do you make of the WWE’s decision to keep Goldberg around for longer than planned? Have YOUR say in the comments section below.

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