Goldberg returned to the ring at WWE Super ShowDown a few months ago to face The Undertaker, but unfortunately the match will be remembered for all the wrong reasons.
The former WCW star opened up about what went wrong with the match during an episode of Booker T’s Hall of Fame podcast, and he said that he couldn’t turn down the match because it was the opportunity of a lifetime.
Goldberg noted that he, “had the perfect storm of crappiness,” going into the match as he had only a few weeks to prepare, so he decided to focus on getting in shape instead of weight training.
“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.”
During the match Goldberg was busted open after hitting one of the ring posts and according to the WWE Hall of Famer some of the bookers had their doubts about the spot, and told him “We knew you were going to do that because 50% of the time I have done that spot I have not had good results.”
The former Universal Champion also added that the heat definitely played a factor in regards to what went wrong with the 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. 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.”
At SummerSlam Goldberg got his shot at redemption when he faced off against Dolph Ziggler, and he made short work of Ziggler when he put him away then picked up the victory.
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