One of probably the most notorious matches in latest reminiscence got here mere days earlier than the worldwide pandemic modified the wrestling world. Super Showdown 2020 was headlined by Universal Champion ‘The Fiend’ Bray Wyatt defending his title towards Hall of Famer Goldberg in the identical metropolis he gained it in 4 months prior. The bout clocked in at lower than three minutes, with Goldberg scoring the 1-2-3 over the beforehand unpinned Fiend after only one Jackhammer. Fans and critics alike dragged this consequence, as The Fiend had been constructed up as an indestructible drive that would stand up to dozens of weapon photographs simply to be defeated by a single vertical suplex.
The following pay-per-view, WrestleMania 36, was fully altered by COVID-19. Goldberg would defend his newly gained Universal Title towards Braun Strowman quite than the initially-planned bout with Roman Reigns, whereas Wyatt’s singles match with John Cena would turn into a cinematic “Firefly Funhouse” bout. Even earlier than the pandemic obtained in the best way, preliminary SuperShowdown plans arrange a really totally different WrestleMania.
“Let’s put it this way. I’ve never said anything that wasn’t true in the wrestling business. I’m a talent and I do what the boss tells me to do. I flew to Saudi Arabia knowing that I was gonna lose,” Goldberg informed SHAK Wrestling. “Then somehow it changed and the finish was different. And it surely wasn’t me. Because it’s an extremely selfish move, number one, to do. Number two, then truly it wouldn’t be about the business, it would be about myself. And number three, who the hell am I as a part-time guy to come in and demand anything. Truly I mean I’m not.”
The former WCW World Heavyweight Champion doubled down on his feedback, noting he is “never said no” to placing an opponent over.
“I’ve never said no to put anybody over. Maybe back in WCW I didn’t agree with Jericho over or something like that, if I can remember correctly,” Goldberg stated. “I didn’t think it was time for the character to be involved in any comedy. But not in a million years in that Fiend situation in Saudi would I have done that. No way in hell! And I’d love to get on the phone with Bray and tell him, I’d love to see him face-to-face and make sure there’s not one percent of his being that believes that I changed that match.”