Monday, March 6, 2017

Backstage News on Why Goldberg Squashed Kevin Owens In 21 Seconds

As seen at Sunday’s WWE Fastlane event, Bill Goldberg defeated Kevin Owens in 21 seconds after Chris Jericho came out and distracted Owens before the match started. This match was discussed on today’s installment of Wrestling Observer Radio and Dave Meltzer believes there are a couple of factors in why WWE booked this main event the way they did.


The belief is that the match was booked short had to do with the company not wanting to risk injury to Goldberg, given his age and they don’t want him going into WrestleMania hurt. The other reason has to do with the company being afraid to put on a bad match. It’s well documented that Goldberg can’t really perform long matches. A majority of his matches in his prime were only 5 minutes or less.

Logically, the finish they did was the best finish they could possibly have storyline wise going into WrestleMania. It setup two title matches for the event — Goldberg vs. Lesnar for the Universal Title and Jericho vs. Owens for the United States Title.

There was also talk that the finish of this match and the RAW Women’s Championship could play a role with the on-going Mick Foley and Stephanie McMahon storyline, which could ultimately lead to Foley being fired.


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1 comment :

  1. This finish did not make any sense to me whatsoever - Why in the hell does Goldberg Vs Lesnar need to be a Universal Championship match when their match already has the hype it needs and what logic does turning Jericho Vs Owens into a US Title match? Are they really suggesting after Owens was the longest reigning champion that he is going to be like "I have no interest in being in the main event, I want to take on my former 'friend' for his title and return to the heights of the mid card"?

    They should have stuck with Goldberg Vs Lesnar in a 1v1 match and see if they can get a decent length match out of either of them (15 minutes) and had Owens Vs Jericho Title Vs Title as one of the main events at Wrestlemania (That's another thing, this means for all the work those two did since October that they will not be even main eventing WM because who is going to believe the US championship is a "Main Event" honestly?)

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