After Goldberg handily defeated Brock Lesnar at WWE Survival Series last year, it’s no surprise that Lesnar wants revenge. And he may very well get it at Wrestlemania this April.
After issuing a challenge last week, Goldberg accepted during Raw yesterday, letting the audience know that he has “never been one to ever turn down a fight.”
This will be the third time Lesnar, 39, and Goldberg, 50, have clashed in the ring. Their first encounter was 13 years ago, at Wrestlemania XX, where Goldberg took down a seemingly invincible Lesnar. A much-hyped rematch occurred at 2016’s Survivor Series, where Goldberg once again came out on top, this time decimating Lesnar in less than two minutes. Lesnar definitely isn’t the type of wrestler who takes kindly to being humiliated, so it’s no surprise that he wants payback on The Grandest Stage of Them All.
Goldberg’s got his work cut out for him, though: Before Wrestlemania, he’ll be challenging fan-favorite Kevin Owens for the Universal Championship at WWE Fastlane in March. Goldberg’s fight against Lesnar isn’t technically a title fight as it stands now, but that could certainly change if he manages to nab the Universal title from Owens.
Wrestlemania 33 will be broadcast live from Orlando, Florida on pay-per-view and the WWE Network on April 2.