Bengaluru, Oct 26: After 12 long years, Goldberg will be stepping inside the squared circle in the WWE. After months of speculation, it is now official that the returning WCW franchise will square off against the beast incarnate at the Survivor Series PPV on November 20.
Till date, we have not got the news officially. But, last night in a post on the official website, the match was made as the main event of the 30th anniversary of the Survivor Series.
The event will take place at the Air Canada Center in Toronto, Canada. Here’s what WWE.com had to offer regarding the match:
“It’s finally happening. After 12 years, Goldberg will return to a WWE ring for an apocalyptic showdown with Brock Lesnar, turning the WWE Universe’s “fantasy warfare” into hard-hitting reality.
The battlefield of choice? Survivor Series, live Sunday, Nov. 20, on WWE Network. Tune in to see this epic clash of icons when WWE Survivor Series airs live Sunday, Nov. 20, at 7 ET/4 PT, only on the award-winning WWE Network.”
There’s some more news regarding the Survivor Series PPV as confirmed by WWE.com. As we all know for the first time ever we will be getting not one but three traditional Survivor Series matches at the PPV.
This will start an intense rivalry between the two brands i.e. Raw and Smackdown. Apart from the usual math from the male roster, there will be one from the female roster, also.
So, on Smackdown we got a match between Natalya and Nikki Bella to determine who will be the captain of the Smackdown women’s team.
Quite surprisingly, Nikki locked in her boyfriend, John Cena’s move STF locked on Natalya to pick up the win.
Once the match was over she was officially named the captain of the blue brand with the following statement:
“The Women’s team representing SmackDown LIVE in its battle against Raw at Survivor Series 2016 now has a captain, and she is Fearless.
"Nikki Bella, the longest-reigning Divas Champion in WWE history, will lead Team Blue into action against Team Red on Nov. 20’s showdown between the brands’ top female Superstars.
"The Fearless Superstar earned the right by defeating Natalya on SmackDown LIVE. Oct. 25. The 5-on-5 Traditional Survivor Series Women's Elimination Match takes place at Survivor Series 2016 on Sunday, Nov. 20, live on the award-winning WWE Network.”
In addition, we now know that Heath Slater & Rhyno will lead the tag team division and the Hype Bros is the first one to join them in the Survivor Series match up.