Bill Goldberg
U.S. wrestler and actor Bill Goldberg sticks out his tongue to photographers as he arrives for the premiere of his film "The Longest Yard" in Hollywood. Reuters/ Fred Prouser FSP/TC

Brock Lesnar and Bill Goldberg may look like fierce warriors in the WWE ring but both do get along. In fact, the 49-year-old trusted the “Beast Incarnate” to help rebuild his character until the curtains came down at Wrestlemania 33.

According to Dave Meltzer of the Figure Four Weekly Online (a paid members-only site), Brock Lesnar had a hand in making sure that his storyline with Goldberg would not bust. At 49, not all were keen on seeing the return of Goldberg long-term and dominate a younger Lesnar. Somehow, it seems sacrifices were done and turned out for the best.

Goldberg re-entered the WWE scene after he was included in the WWE 2K17 video game. With the WCW legend included, most recalled the Wrestlemania 20 duel which had Goldberg winning over Lesnar.

Both left the WWE at the time for different reasons. Lesnar did return first after stints outside the WWE, including an MMA run. Given the “Beast Incarnate’s” improvements, it seemed improbable to rekindle an old flame.

Paul Heyman issued a challenge, something initially seen as tied up to the marketing ploy for WWE 2K17. Goldberg was coy to the idea, denying he had any plans to return to the WWE ring at first. The tide changed when he appeared on Raw and accepted that WWE Survivor Series match.

Even with the stage set, WWE fans were divided on how to embrace the renewed rivalry between Brock Lesnar and Goldberg. It simply didn’t make sense, most questioning the conditioning of the 49-year-old actor/wrestler. Lesnar may have sacrificed a bit, letting his guard down and allowing Goldberg to win in record time.

With Goldberg keeping his winning run over Lesnar, most felt it was the end of it. Lesnar and Goldberg would meet again at the 2017 Royal Rumble. Goldberg eliminated Lesnar quickly once more, prepping reason for the “Beast Incarnate” to settle the score. After several tries, Lesnar finally won over Goldberg though most already saw it coming.

Goldberg was leaving temporarily and the Universal title needed to be passed. Lesnar was the obvious successor even if he made occasional appearances.

Looking ahead, both are likely to face each other again. Goldberg left but said “Never say Never” at the WWE Raw episode after Wrestlemania 33. Now, Lesnar awaits his next challenger for the Universal title. Several names have been mentioned like Roman Reigns, Braun Strowman, Finn Balor and Seth Rollins according to Wrestlezone. This time around, he is not expected to do his next opponent favors.