Goldberg: Saudi Arabia match with The Undertaker was 'the perfect storm of crappiness'


One of the worst WWE matches of 2019 so far has to be the match of The Undertaker vs Goldberg which took place at Super ShowDown in Saudi Arabia in June.

The match between Undertaker and Goldberg was filled with botches and errors which could have ended either legend's career in the ring. The clash was largely criticised by fans and critics alike.

Both icons were able to make amends for their bad match, with Undertaker having another match at Extreme Rules last month, while Goldberg had another match at SummerSlam last weekend.

During an interview on ESPN 97.5’s “The Hall of Fame” with Booker T and Brad Gilmore, the former Universal Champion opened up about his match in Saudi Arabia with The Deadman, describing it as 'the perfect storm of crappiness'.

He said, via Wrestling Inc: "I had the perfect storm of crappiness because, for me, people don't know all the things that go into everything.

"At 52, going against The Undertaker and being Bill Goldberg in the short period of time that I had, I can either do one or two things - I can get in really good shape or I can try to get as big as humanly possible so I don't look like an old Bill Goldberg against The Undertaker.

"So, it's a compromise; it's always a compromise. This last time, though I didn't need the cardio, man, I didn't concentrate on getting big at all for the 4 weeks that I had. I just tried to get in shape. I didn't try to add a pound. I tried to lose weight this time.

"Every situation is different. It's like trapping for a different team. I liken everything to football because I'm a meathead and was born into a football helmet."


Goldberg explained that his stiff connection with the ring post was something he and many others were expecting to happen, as he says he goes out of his way to try and make his spots look as realistic as possible.

He said: "I'm not going to run into a turnbuckle and miss it and act like it killed me. I can't do that, so I have to make it look as close as killing me as possible, and sometimes, unfortunately, the circumstances are such that I go a little overboard.

"And when you accelerate at an age, your body can't take that overboard as it used to."

The WCW icon added as well that the heat and timing issues between himself and Undertaker affected the quality of their match.


"I can't bounce back from it like I used to, and then the perfect storm of the heat, and the perfect storm of The Undertaker not having the timing and not going at the same time at one point or something," Goldberg said.

"Hey, at the end of the day, there's never been a freaking dude in the middle of the ring that I couldn't pick up, period. It was an unfortunate deal that I shouldn't have gone as hard as I went. And then there were a couple of people saying that he referee should have called it.

"Well guess what? The referee asked me 15 times how I felt and you know what I told him? Fifteen different answers. I felt different every single time that he asked me."

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