The fog lifted on the “Road to WrestleMania” after Sunday night despite a WWE Fastlane pay-per-view that left much to be desired.
In possibly the most disappointing pay-per-view card since WWE’s most recent brand extension last July, Goldberg capped off a head-scratching night of finishes by pinning Kevin Owens in 22 seconds to become the third WWE universal champion.
At 50, Goldberg’s comeback has garnered huge nostalgic buzz for the WWE, and he’ll enter a WrestleMania 33 showdown against Brock Lesnar on April 2 in Orlando, Florida, wearing the gold. (The combined age of the main-event participants is 89.)
The victory also raised Goldberg’s in-ring time to a combined 5:07 in three matches, including his initial return at Survivor Series against Brock Lesnar and follow-up appearance at the Royal Rumble.