Goldberg has recalled getting knocked out during his infamous appearance at Super ShowDown in 2019, revealing he had no idea where he was.
The clash between The Undertaker and Goldberg in Saudi Arabia in June 2019 should have been an iconic battle between legends. One of the heroes of WCW against a man whose career will likely never be replicated.
However, what transpired was a match that neither man remembers particularly fondly, with The Undertaker openly discussing his dissatisfaction with the bout during The Last Ride.
Speaking on the Pat McAfee Show, Goldberg has lifted the lid on what he felt went wrong. The WWE Hall of Famer revealed that he gave himself a concussion before he even made it to the ring, describing what followed as a “debacle.”
“I’d been out for a while and everybody’s got a routine, and I kind of forgot my routine. But I remembered the headbutt. So, on the way out, I headbutt the door. And I don’t know where I am after that, I’ve got no idea what’s going on.
I’m kind of getting to the ring and then we’ve got the spot where he moves and I hit the turnbuckle. Well, I didn’t go out and look at the turnbuckle beforehand, and it was a different setup from what we normally would have at Raw or SmackDown. I took that one, I try to take things as realistic as possible and I took it wrong. So, let’s just say I got another concussion right there and opened myself up pretty good.
It’s the referee and the booker’s responsibility to call what’s going on in there. You know, they’re on the mic and the headset and everything. The referee, I remember he came up to me 10, 15 times during that match, ‘how’re you doing?’ And I’m like, ‘I’m good, I’m good.’ And by the time he’d walk away, I’d go, ‘I don’t know what’s going on.’
It was a different answer every time and the fact is, I never should’ve done what I did. But I did, I tried to go through with it but unfortunately, it turned out to be a debacle. It’s a wonder that we both didn’t get smashed during that match,” he reflected. “It was a very bad missed opportunity. But hey, at the end of the day, I was just trying to provide a better show for everybody else.”
During the appearance, Goldberg also revealed that he was initially not exactly looking forward to performing in Saudi Arabia. The WCW legend explained that due to his Jewish faith, something he has always been very open about, he was “terrified” about going to the kingdom.
H/t to Wrestling Inc for the transcription.