Following this morning’s announcement from World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE) that the much-hyped WrestleMania showdown between Brock Lesnar and Goldberg will be a “First Sweat Match,” sports-entertainment pundits are predicting a swift but too-close-to-call match.
In a First Sweat Match, the winner is the first participant to begin visibly perspiring — a maneuver at which both Lesnar and Goldberg are highly skilled.
Most pundits are predicting the match will be over shortly after — or perhaps shortly before — the opening bell, but it will likely depend on a number of unpredictable variables:
- The temperature in Orlando on April 2
- The distance from Goldberg’s dressing room to the entrance ramp
- How hard Lesnar needs to think to find the ring
According to backstage sources, the original plan was for a First Blood Match, but that idea was scrapped after Goldberg was busted open by a gentle kiss from his wife on the forehead.
[Thanks to Joseph Wade Walters for the idea]