During his chat with the PW Torch Livecast, Stone Cold Steve Austin was asked what kind of match he expects when Goldberg and Brock Lesnar square off in the main event of Survivor Series on Nov. 20 in Toronto. He may be one of the few who isn’t nervous about it.
"You know, when you go in there and you work a match with Brock Lesnar and you were and still are Bill Goldberg, there's got to be some drastic physicality to this. This is not going to be Brock taking powders out of the ring because he's worried about Bill Goldberg. This is going to be two big bulls in there fighting. We'll just see how they lay it out. I'm not nervous, I'm hopeful that they just kick ass and blow the roof off the place. That remains to be seen… It can be a brutal, brief ten minute classic. I don't care how long it is, as long as it's good and suits both guy's character and it's good for both guys. You can look there and say, 'Okay, what's the finish going to be?' Let's just forget about the finish. We'll see what happens when the finish goes down.' Both guys need to go out there and be who and what they are."
Goldberg has taken criticism for looking off when getting physical with Rusev on Raw just a couple weeks ago but he chalked it up to ring rust. He’ll only have one more appearance — when he comes face-to-face with Lesnar for the first time on Raw next week in Buffalo — before the match itself.
The appeal of this match has always been that it’s just two big bulls who will smash into each other at high speeds but Goldberg is a month away from his 50th birthday and Lesnar isn’t that far removed from a dominant win over a UFC heavyweight in a shoot fight. Perhaps we should be worried less about match quality and more about the safety of the performers.