The poor quality of the match between Goldberg and The Undertaker has been a hot topic of conversation this week following Super Showdown. With fans and wrestlers both chiming in, JBL took to Facebook to post a lengthy statement on what he thinks happened with the match:
I saw some of the negative feedback on social media over the Undertaker and Goldberg match. I thought a lot of it was misguided. I wrestled Undertaker as much as anyone in WWE. I was the top heel for a long period in 2003-2005 (I think those were the years!) and Undertaker the top baby face.
So we wrestled everynight and after every TV taping. One trip in Europe we had been on a run of some very good matches and out of the blue we have one that didn’t work-a tag match. I came back and Taker said, “Well, that didn’t work” and I laughed disappointedly and said “No, it didn’t”. Next night we had a good match again.
My point is-sometimes matches don’t go well. I saw fans blaming age and ego for these guys competing. I know both (not Goldberg as well) and both don’t need the money-they do this because they love it. Love being in front of a crowd and love entertaining. Don’t we want those we watch to love what they do?
I think both are still capable of competing at any level, this match just didn’t work like they, or the fans, wanted. Two great legends.
I don’t know where Undertaker ranks in the greatest of all time-but he is always in every conversation, and Goldberg was one of biggest draws in an era that did monster ratings.
I believe fans should look at it and understand-guys like this won’t come along again and simply enjoy seeing two great legends. Complaining is part of being a fan sometimes-I certainly get that, and it’s the fans right.
But, what I wouldn’t give to see Jordan out there again for Chicago-or Usain Bolt running a 100 meter final-we get that opportunity with these guys and I think we should just enjoy.
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