JBL has written a lengthy Facebook post detailing why fans criticism of The Undertaker and Goldberg's Super Showdown match is unfair.
WWE is setting a lot of precedents with its continued trips to Saudi Arabia. One of those is that the Crown Prince of the country has enough money to tempt (almost) anyone to wrestle in the Middle East. On paper, that has made for some incredible dream matches. In reality, those dream matches aren't as good as they would have been had they happened 15 to 20 years ago.
The latest example of that happened only a handful of days ago. The main event of Super Showdown took the form of The Undertaker versus Goldberg. Had this match happened when Goldberg first arrived in WWE back in 2003, the hype would have been unbelievable. In the present day, we expected the worst. Shockingly, the match exceeded those expectations, and not in a good way.
Fans have been highly critical of the match. A match where it seems both men left concussed and it definitely didn't go as planned. However, a former WWE Champion has sprung to the defense of the match and its Superstars. JBL took to Facebook this week and explained why he thinks the criticism towards Taker and Goldberg is unwarranted.
JBL detailed a time when he was wrestling Undertaker every night. They had great chemistry but one night, on a European tour, the two of them had a bad match out of the blue. "My point is-sometimes matches don't go well," JBL wrote. Knowing both men, he also stated that neither man needs the money and both are doing it for the love of entertaining the fans. We're not so sure about that.
If Undertaker versus Goldberg was an isolated incident, we'd be more accepting of what JBL has to say. However, the main event of Crown Jewel last year leaves us hesitant to do so. That match, which was also exclusively packed with aging talent, was also a disaster. The Undertaker has had multiple chances to retire perfectly but continues to return. In terms of Goldberg, we can't imagine we will ever see him wrestle again.