The Undertaker will forever be regarded as legend in the world of professional wrestling. His contributions to the business will never be forgotten as he has given 30 years of his life and sacrificed his body. He opened up about Goldberg almost ending his career as well.
The Undertaker and Goldberg squared off against each other at WWE Super Showdown in 2019. For many fans, this was a true dream match as they have been wanting to see the two duke it out inside the squared circle for many years.
Unfortunately, the dream match turned into a nightmare as it was a botchfest and it could have turned out to be fatal for both competitors involved during various instances.
While speaking on the True Geordie Podcast, The Undertaker talked about his match against Goldberg. The Deadman admitted that he should have used his experience to change the match’s original plan, as the botched Jackhammer nearly killed him.
“People are expecting big things because it’s Goldberg and it’s Undertaker I’m thinking, ‘We gotta pay this off.’ Maybe if I was working more often I would have recognized the fact that, ‘Maybe we really should not do that.’ That was one of those instances where two inches [difference in landing], I don’t get up.
It is simply just one of those things that happened. Goldberg did that move a lot of times. I don’t know if he was concussed at that point yet. Part of that is because I’m not working a full schedule at that point. I’m not kicking on all my cylinders where I can recognize that, ‘Okay, maybe we shouldn’t do this.'”
The Undertaker had previously mentioned how he hated the match and regretted doing it. Both The Undertaker and Goldberg would go on to have better matches in order to redeem themselves from the colossal failure that was their Super Showdown encounter.
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