WWE Royal Rumble is, partially thanks to Goldberg and Brock Lesnar, poised to be the company’s biggest pay-per-view not named WrestleMania. The Royal Rumble will be held in the Alamodome in San Antonio, Texas. In 1997, the last time the PPV was held there, 60,525 fans packed the stadium to set a Royal Rumble crowd record that still stands to this day, one WWE will be looking to break in 2017.
Goldberg and Lesnar have been announced as the first entrants in the 30-man Royal Rumble match and may be headed for a third match at WrestleMania 33, making their appearances in the bout among the most important events that will happen in San Antonio. Even though Goldberg vs. Lesnar seems like a lock for ‘Mania, there are plenty of routes WWE can take to get there.
Will Goldberg get the best of Lesnar again? Can Lesnar eliminate Goldberg to enact his revenge? Let’s analyze the best booking options for both Lesnar and Goldberg in the 2017 Royal Rumble match. Goldberg is WWE’s hottest superstar while Lesnar is still one of the company’s biggest draws, so it wouldn’t be at all surprising if creative decided to have either superstar win the Royal Rumble match.