Why Recycle Goldberg?
Goldberg was trending on Twitter, and I knew the story before I even clicked his name. Over the past few weeks, I’ve written a few articles about the WWE’s predicament for Summer Slam, the stadium event that will be held next month in Las Vegas. The 65,000-seat venue is where the Raiders will host NFL games this season, and such a building helps establish the promotional push that management wants Summer Slam to be another Wrestlemania level event on the calendar. I discussed the possibility that Brock Lesnar might be used as the drawing card for the stadium event, even if his name has yielded diminishing returns in the past several years. While names like The Rock and John Cena depend on movie schedules and outside projects, Brock is just a phone call away. Despite any negotiation tactics to try to maximize the payday, Lesnar isn’t going to politic about the direction of his character, he’s all about the cash, which is the entire point of the wrestling business. Granted, Vince McMahon knows that when he signs a hefty check to Brock, the angle should be worth the investment. If the Lesnar experiment with the monstrous push for several years paid off is a subject for debate. Still, if Vince wanted Brock on the show, he would meet his price.www.pwmania.com