The Goldberg-Undertaker main event match at Super ShowDown has been widely panned by fans and pundits, due to a series of botches and poorly executed moves - with the former suffering a concussion after running headfirst into the turnbuckle.
It was later reported by Paul Davis of Wrestling News that Goldberg's injury forced officials backstage to alert the referee that they had to change the ending of the match. Undertaker defeated Goldberg via pinfall to mercilessly end one of the most disappointing main events in recent memory.
As if that wasn't frustrating enough for WWE and the two legends, things got even worse backstage. According to WWE insider Brad Shepard, Undertaker and Goldberg got into a heated backstage confrontation after the match.
There aren't any further details about the argument and what was said last week, but it certainly couldn't have been a pretty seen. Both men may be in their 50s and no longer in prime shape to compete, but the two superstars take a lot of pride in their wrestling abilities and work ethics.
But Goldberg and Undertaker shouldn't really be blamed for a poor match. This is on WWE for making the bout longer than it needed to be, and they should have known Goldberg - who hadn't wrestled since WrestleMania 33 against Brock Lesnar two years ago, was going to have a tough time dazzling in the ring. Ditto for Undertaker, who last fought at the Crown Jewel pay-per-view in November.
WWE could have placed the 51-man battle royal or a championship match in the main event card, but they relied heavily on two part-timers to close out the show instead. Had Goldberg and Undertaker wrestled earlier in the show, fans would have been able to forget about it and move on. We're simply going to have a hard time forgetting about the disappointment of this match.
What This Means
WWE was also criticized for having D-Generation X vs. Brothers of Destruction close out the Crown Jewel pay-per-view. Simply put, the company has to stop relying on part-time veterans to close out shows, because it fails more often than not. Hopefully, Goldberg and Undertaker get the chance to put on better matches before they retire from wrestling.