Dave Meltzer noted in the latest issue of The Wrestling Observer Newsletter that the idea for last week's Goldberg vs. Brock Lesnar match at The Survivor Series was to present it as a fight. He noted that the announcers were told to call the match like a fight, unlike anything else on the show.
Meltzer added that the company felt like today's audience is familiar enough with UFC to know that fights can end quickly and explosively, and they wouldn't feel ripped off or dissatisfied with the quick finish.
As noted, Goldberg has been officially announced for the 2017 Royal Rumble match, and is expected to face Lesnar in a rematch at WrestleMania 33 in Orlando.
Source: Wrestling Observer Newsletter
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