Details On Goldberg’s Backstage Confrontation With Undertaker Revealed

Goldberg's match with The Undertaker at Super ShowDown simply didn't live up to expectations, as the two wrestling legends struggled to properly and safely execute a handful of moves.

In one instance, Goldberg tried performing a Tombstone Piledriver, but he accidentally dropped Undertaker on top of him. There was also a botched chokeslam, and a mishap where Goldberg suffered a concussion after falling headfirst into a turnbuckle.

Goldberg's injury forced officials backstage to alert the referee (he was wearing an earpiece), instructing them to finish the match quickly. Undertaker then defeated Goldberg via pinfall, and the forgettable and disappointing bout came to a merciless end.

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After the event, it was reported by Brad Shepard that Goldberg and Undertaker got into a heated backstage confrontation. Details of the incident weren't exactly clear at the time, but we finally have more information on the incident.

Shepard said on Oh, You Didn’t Know (h/t Ringside News) said that the confrontation was "described" as one "huge shouting match with each Superstar accusing the other of being unsafe." Company officials had to step in, and Shepard said "the incident was described as out of character for both men."

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Indeed, it doesn't seem like Goldberg and Undertaker to get into a heated argument like that, but it's understandable as to why they took out frustrations on one another. Both men could have suffered extremely severe injuries during the botched moves. And of course, it's not a fun feeling when you make a handful of mistakes in a major event - one that's being watched by millions across the world.

WWE took a risk and pitted the two legends against each other, even though Goldberg hadn't wrestled since WrestleMania 33 two years ago. Undertaker's last match was at Crown Jewel in November, so rust was obviously expected for both - but the bout was much worse than anybody could have imagined.

What This Means

WWE legends like Ric Flair and Chris Jericho have offered praise to Goldberg and Undertaker for their efforts. Fans have the right to be disappointed about the quality, but ultimately, WWE officials should take the blame for putting these two in the main event. There obviously wasn't enough preparation for this match, and WWE needs to accept responsibility for the lackluster bout between the two all-time greats.

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