They had been appearing on WWE Raw on alternate basis for the past few weeks but the face-off that the WWE Universe was eager to see finally happened between Goldberg and Brock Lesnar. In their first, last and only confrontation before the “Mega Match” at Survivor Series, Lesnar’s manager Paul Heyman prodded the legendary wrestler who has come out of retirement to take on The Beast. And that proved to be fatal for the security team who in their attempts at containing Goldberg, were brutally swept aside.
Goldberg held his nerves and maintained his composure under Heyman’s rising insults aimed at his family until the final jab: that after the win, Goldberg’s son will be calling Brock Lesnar ‘daddy’. This led to an irate Goldberg beating up the security wall but before he could reach Lesnar, The Beast Incarnate chose to smile and walk away.
In another altercation at the close of the show, the two factions of the Raw and Smackdown teams collided in what turned out to be a surprise appearance by the Team Blue. Things were mildly heated between the ten superstars in the ring until Dean Ambrose punched Chris Jericho to instigate an all-out brawl. It saw Seth Rollins saving former Shield teammate Roman Reigns from a Styles Clash and then deliver a Double Powerbomb.
Expect the heated altercation to carry over into Smackdown Live on Tuesday night but the first round went to Team Raw. In other results from the show:
WWE Universal Champion Kevin Owens & U.S. Champion Roman Reigns def. Cesaro & Sheamus
Sami Zayn def. Bo Dallas
Seth Rollins, Chris Jericho & Braun Strowman def. Raw Tag Team Champions The New Day
WWE Cruiserweight Champion The Brian Kendrick def. Sin Cara
Raw Women’s Champion Charlotte Flair & Sasha Banks def. Nia Jax & Alicia Fox
Enzo Amore, Big Cass, Luke Gallows & Karl Anderson def. The Golden Truth & The Shining Stars