WWE legend Goldberg will be returning to the ring at the Super ShowDown on June 7, where he'll face The Undertaker in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia.
It will mark Goldberg's first WWE match since WrestleMania 33, where he lost to Brock Lesnar in a Universal Championship bout. For Undertaker, he'll return to action for the first time since he and Kane lost to Triple H and Shawn Michaels at the Crown Jewel pay-per-view back in November.
Even though he certainly had to receive a nice load of cash - plus the chance to face a wrestling icon - Goldberg took to Instagram and explained that he had a difficult time accepting this match.
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Many contributing factors making it an extremely difficult decision for me to accept this match. A match against #Undertaker would’ve been a dream 10-15 years ago but it never happened. We can’t change the past, but somehow the stars have aligned and though it be bit later than desired, this matchup is still a dream for me. I have nothing but respect for Taker, he’s a legend, BUT now I do what I do... prep for war 1 more time. 😡🙏🏻 #spear #jackhammer #whosnext @wwe @dodgeofficial #imbringinit #muaythai #teamgoldberg @goldbergsgarage
Undertaker is now 54 years of age and has only wrestled on a part-time basis for the better part of the last five or so years. Goldberg turned 52 in December and will be lacing up the boots for the first time in over two years, so he makes a valid point in that the "dream" match would have been better 10 to 15 years earlier.
The two superstars have only come face to face in the ring once, and that was at the 2017 Royal Rumble event. During his original run in WWE, Goldberg was, primarily on the Raw band, while Undertaker was running the show on SmackDown. Thus, we never got to see the 2018 Hall of Fame inductee square off with perhaps the greatest wrestler in WWE history.
But after a wait of nearly two decades, Goldberg gets his shot against Undertaker. This could very well be the final match of Goldberg's storied career, while 'Taker probably only has a few left. Even if the match quality isn't great, fans just have to sit back and enjoy a simple clash of two all-time greats.
What This Means
It's easy to understand why Goldberg was second-guessing this match, but ultimately, it's too difficult for people in his position to pass up the chance to face somebody like The Undertaker. Goldberg will get himself in prime shape and ready for the match, and we're sure he won't have any regrets about giving it another go next month.