Goldberg Describes Having “Debacle” Match With The Undertaker Whilst Concussed


WWE Hall Of Famer Goldberg has opened up on some of the details of his match with The Undertaker in Saudi Arabia, claiming he got concussed twice that day and calling the match a “debacle”.

The match between the iconic duo took place in June 2019, and was given massive hype given the impressive careers both men had gone through to that point. However, the match didn’t go anywhere near to plan and has not been remembered fondly by either man.

Speaking on the Pat McAfee Show, Goldberg has talked about what went wrong on the day, including him potentially concussing himself before he even made it to the ring to face The Undertaker.

I’d been out for a while and everybody’s got a routine, and I kind of forgot my routine. But I remembered the headbutt. So, on the way out, I headbutt the door. And I don’t know where I am after that, I’ve got no idea what’s going on.

I’m kind of getting to the ring and then we’ve got the spot where he moves and I hit the turnbuckle. Well, I didn’t go out and look at the turnbuckle beforehand, and it was a different setup from what we normally would have at Raw or SmackDown. I took that one, I try to take things as realistic as possible and I took it wrong. So, let’s just say I got another concussion right there and opened myself up pretty good.

It’s the referee and the booker’s responsibility to call what’s going on in there. You know, they’re on the mic and the headset and everything. The referee, I remember he came up to me 10, 15 times during that match, ‘how’re you doing?’ And I’m like, ‘I’m good, I’m good.’ And by the time he’d walk away, I’d go, ‘I don’t know what’s going on.’

It was a different answer every time and the fact is, I never should’ve done what I did. But I did, I tried to go through with it but unfortunately, it turned out to be a debacle. It’s a wonder that we both didn’t get smashed during that match,” he reflected. “It was a very bad missed opportunity. But hey, at the end of the day, I was just trying to provide a better show for everybody else.

Goldberg also revealed during the appearance that he wasn’t particularly comfortable making the trip to Saudi Arabia due to his Jewish heritage.

With thanks to Wrestling Inc for the transcription.