It’s been more than a week since Brock Lesnar’s shocking loss at Survivor Series, which saw the wrestler lose to Goldberg in less than 90 seconds. While the former UFC champion hasn’t appeared in WWE since the defeat, it won’t be long before he makes his return.
Lesnar is scheduled to have a match at an upcoming WWE live event. He’ll face off with Rusev on Dec. 3 in Mexico City, though the match won’t be televised.
Even though Lesnar only works a limited number of dates each year, the match will mark his second against Rusev in 2016. Lesnar needed just three minutes to defeat Rusev at a live event in San Jose, California, on Feb. 6.
Lesnar and Rusev have not faced off at a pay-per-view or on “Monday Night Raw,” but their feud dates back to last year. Lesnar delivered an F-5 to Rusev at a live event on Dec. 19, 2015 when the Bulgarian interfered in a United States Championship match between Lesnar and then-champion Alberto Del Rio. After Lesnar lost to Goldberg at the most recent PPV, Rusev celebrated and mocked his upcoming opponent on Twitter.
Brock Lesnar....... hahahahahaaaaaaahahahhahahahahahahahahahhahahahahahahhahahahahahahahahahaahahahahahahahhahahahahahahahahahahahahahha
— Rusev MACHKA (@RusevBUL) November 21, 2016
It could be a while, however, before Lesnar appears on WWE TV again. He’ll likely show up at the Royal Rumble on Jan. 29, 2017, and his next appearance on “Monday Night Raw” might not come until the New Year.
With Goldberg set to be an entrant in the Royal Rumble, there’s a good chance Lesnar will eliminate the former WCW champion from the match. That would set up a rematch between the two wrestlers at WrestleMania 33, highlighting an event that might also include John Cena vs. The Undertaker.
Considering Lesnar’s loss to Goldberg was the first time he was pinned since WrestleMania 29, it’s hard to believe that he won’t get a rematch. Lesnar had won 10 straight singles matches before Survivor Series, and he’s likely to beat Rusev in quick fashion on Dec. 3.
Most of Lesnar’s recent WWE feuds have ended with rematches. After beating Randy Orton at SummerSlam, Lesnar met the former world champion again a few weeks later at a house show. Lesnar defeated Dean Ambrose at WrestleMania 32 less than two months after the two wrestlers met in a triple-threat match at Fastlane. Lesnar has also had multiple matches against both The Undertaker and Seth Rollins since 2014.
Before he lost to Goldberg, there was speculation that Lesnar might face Shane McMahon at WrestleMania 33.