Goldberg vs The Undertaker was a dream match that turned into a nightmare. Many fans were critical of their Saudi Arabian encounter and Goldberg certainly saw their point.
While speaking to Metro.co.uk, Goldberg admitted that he did care what people thought about his match at WWE Super ShowDown. His match against Dolph Ziggler was an effort to rebuild his own self confidence as well.
“It was very important to nobody but me, OK? People were very critical of me, and I’ll be honest, I never really respond to it – I do care what people think. But when I know the whole deal and everything, it’s like, come on guys. Give me a break – I knocked myself out, dude.”
“Now let me see you walk down the street – let alone pick up a 320 lbs dude – when you’re knocked out.”
“I think for me, what the Ziggler match did, was reaffirm my own self-confidence, not for anyone else. But I just needed to go out there and go through the motions, and know, man, just ’cause you stumble once, [it] doesn’t define you.”
Goldberg could appear and work another match on a sporadic basis, but it was Dolph Ziggler who really helped him get back on track. Working a match with a concussion is difficult, but if you factor in the Saudi Arabian heat it made it impossible. That was nothing compared to the heat he got from fans, but hopefully, Goldberg will be able to avoid any future matches like that.