The idea for Brock Lesnar and Bill Goldberg at the Royal Rumble is to avoid giving away the match. Basically, both men would be in the match but they would not do much and it would just be a tease for WrestleMania.
Goldberg reportedly was able a phenomenal "per event" deal for Survivor Series. Due to how happy he was with the deal, Goldberg told WWE that he was up for doing as many dates as needed for this current run.
So far WrestleMania is looking like this:
Bill Goldberg vs. Brock Lesnar
Big Show vs. Shaquille O'Neal
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