It’s common knowledge that Goldberg wasn’t pleased with his performance vs. The Undertaker in 2019 – but an eyewitness has now disclosed what he was really like on the journey back.
It wasn’t officially the worst match of the year, but The Undertaker and Goldberg‘s infamously terrible Super ShowDown encounter from June 2019 was bad. Between botched moves and the WCW legend busting himself open during his entrance, the match was a general mess.
Now, former WWE Superstar EC3, who was on the same plane back to North America from Saudi Arabia, has disclosed exclusive details on Goldberg’s reaction following the match on Sportskeeda Wrestling’s The Wrestling Outlaws show:
“Goldberg got concussed twice. It was kinda like an epic match, but it didn’t go according to great standards per se. It got kinda messy and ‘Taker almost got hurt. Goldberg was knocked out, and I remember on the plane how this affects guys even at the very top of their game or who have been to the top of the mountain, a performance that you’re not satisfied with, and then 18 hours to think about it alone in the darkness.”
EC3 continued, explaining how the multi-time World Champion appeared legitimately frustrated at the incident:
“I remember just seeing Goldberg’s face. Just so mad at himself. I know he took a lot of things personally, especially when it came to being in the ring. But, dude, you made it so many times already, you’re such a success. No one’s gonna remember the mess-ups. Be happy with who you are, be happy with your career. But I remember just him being really upset.”
Spots during the match involved Goldberg delivering a Brainbuster to The Undertaker when attempting a Jackhammer, and ‘Taker legitimately dropping ‘Da Man’ on his head with a Tombstone Piledriver.
Both WWE Hall of Famers have since bounced back from the match, wrestling more enjoyable contests in the months and years since. Goldberg got back on track after destroying Dolph Ziggler at SummerSlam that August, while The Undertaker did the same alongside Roman Reigns vs. Drew McIntyre and Shane McMahon at Extreme Rules.