The Undertaker and Goldberg battled in Saudi Arabia at the Super ShowDown event, but a lot of fans were highly disappointed. Each man has been able to redeem themselves in the ring since then, but the match was rough to watch.
While speaking to Talk Sport, Triple H went into detail about a philosophy that legends should face younger Superstars. This does allow younger Superstars to get a rub by working with an older legend, but it doesn’t always work out.
In the end, Triple H said he had to tip his hat to Undertaker and Goldberg for going out there and wrestling in that insane Saudi Arabian heat.
It’s tough. Young guys talk to me all the time about that and as I say, ringing me up and saying ‘hey, what if?’ but the truth is, if you’re uncomfortable – we’re all aware of where we are at and what we can and can’t do, for the most part. You don’t want to hold a guy back, you don’t want him to shift his style down to yours and when you look at what they can do you go ‘I can’t do that any more clearly’ – or ever could have. The business has changed, it always grows exponentially over time and the physicality of it. It’s tough.
Sometimes you put the veteran in there with the younger guy but sometimes you’re just holding him back and it doesn’t always work out.
People can say what they want to say about Saudi Arabia or the match between Undertaker and Goldberg. Listen, my hat is off to both of them, it was a bad situation. I can attest to it that it was about 105 degrees and 100 percent humidity at ringside and even Randy [Orton] and I, when we were talking about it afterward, there were moments where I wanted to change gears but I just cannot! It’s humanly impossible in this moment. It was like wrestling in a sauna, it really was.
And there was those moments like when you step out of a sauna and you’re like ‘jeez, I’m lightheaded I might pass out’ – it was so ridiculously hot. And you put pressure on yourself and everything on top of that, so it’s a lot.
It’s a funny thing in our business top, man. No one cuts anybody slack on anything – ever!
We might not see The Undertaker vs. Goldberg II, but you can never say never about Goldberg going back to Saudi Arabia. We might have seen a lackluster match, but considering the conditions at WWE Super ShowDown things could have gone much worse.