There were a series of major botches throughout the event. In one instance, Goldberg botched a Tombstone Piledriver and dropped Undertaker on top of him. There was also a poorly executed chokeslam, and an accident where Goldberg ran headfirst into the turnbuckle and left himself concussed.
Fans and pundits were heavily critical of the match. Obviously, the amount of botches were difficult to watch - especially in a main event match. It was also a questionable decision by WWE to have a pair of part-timers perform a match, because there probably wasn't a whole lot of time for either superstar to fully prepare for the event.
But a handful of WWE legends have come to the defense of both superstars - namely Chris Jericho and Ric 'The Nature Boy' Flair. You can add Kane - the long-time tag team partner of Undertaker - to that list.
In an interview with Busted Open Radio (h/t WrestlingInc.com), Kane defended Goldberg and Taker and even said he thinks the two superstars could be up for a rematch.
"I think often people are too critical and should just enjoy the moment. That has been my thought for a long time. Unfortunately, as great as social media and our connectivity is, there is so much negativity...Why would I want to go online and see that stuff?
Bill knocked himself out,You could see he was struggling to finish the match. You kind of have to take that into account. They went out there and did the best they could under those circumstances. If you asked Bill and Taker if they wanted to it again, they would say yeah. Instead of being critical about it people should say I never thought I would see that match happen."
After the match, it was reported that Goldberg and Undertaker got into a heated backstage confrontation. According to WWE insider Brad Shepard, the two men were "accusing the other of being unsafe," and the argument "was described as out of character for both men."
This marked Goldberg's first WWE match since WrestleMania 33 two years ago, where he lost to Brock Lesnar. For Undertaker, it was his first match since the Crown Jewel pay-per-view in November. So if the two were to wrestle again, they'd have to spend more time preparing for it. That's on WWE to make sure the two legends are ready for action.
What This Means
It's impossible to think that Goldberg is willing to retire after this match. You have to believe that he wants to have better closure on his in-ring career. Undertaker probably isn't done, either, so it's not crazy to think that the two superstars could go at it in the ring one more time.