Goldberg has finally broken his silence by allegedly changing the ending of his match against “The Fiend” Bray Wyatt at WWE Super Showdown 2020.
The WWE Hall of Famer defeated The Fiend at the show in Saudi Arabia to win the Universal Championship for the second time in his career. He was also the first WWE Star to nail The Fiend.
After the match, there was a massive backlash from fans who were totally against the idea of a part-time player defeating what was the hottest thing in WWE at the time. Things got even worse when Goldberg was accused of forcibly changing the game’s ending and not killing Wyatt.
During a recent interview with SHAK wrestlingGoldberg finally addressed these allegations. He stated that he was indeed going to lose the match at first, but the finish was somehow changed. He also gave three reasons why it wasn’t him who changed the ending of the game.
“Let’s put it that way. I’ve never said anything in the wrestling business that wasn’t true. I’m a talent and I do what the boss tells me. I flew to Saudi Arabia because I knew I was going to lose… Then it kind of changed and the ending was different. And it certainly wasn’t me. Because it’s an extremely selfish step, number one. Number two, then it really wouldn’t be about the business, it would be about myself. And number three, who the hell am I as a part-time guy who comes in and demands everything. Really, I mean, I’m not,” Goldberg said.
“I’d like to talk to Bray on the phone” – Goldberg on the allegations
Goldberg went on to talk about how grateful he is to Vince McMahon for giving him all of these opportunities over the years. He also revealed an incident in WCW when he disagreed with Chris Jericho on the booking decision for his comedy character.
Finally, the Hall of Famer mentioned that he would like to see Bray Wyatt face-to-face and make sure the former WWE star doesn’t believe the allegations that he altered the game’s ending.
“Vince has given me opportunities that I may not have deserved in the past. And I owe this man pretty much everything. First of all, I’ve never said no to push anyone away. Maybe back in WCW I didn’t agree with Jericho or something if I remember correctly. Because I didn’t think it was about time the character got involved in comedy. But in a million years in this Fiend situation in Saudi Arabia, I wouldn’t do that. I did that. No way! And I’d like to get on the phone with Bray and tell him I’d like to see him face to face and make sure that not one percent of his being believes that I changed this match,” concluded Goldberg.
Whatever the case, there’s no denying that losing the match at WWE Super Showdown 2020 was a huge blow to The Fiend from which he likely never recovered. Losing to a part-timer, the supernatural fan-favorite character drew a lot of criticism from fans.
The entire angle was set so that Goldberg could face Roman Reigns in a “first time ever” match at WrestleMania 36 and cede the Universal Title to him. Unfortunately, that match never happened as Reigns retired from the show and the Hall of Famer dropped the title to Braun Strowman at the show instead.
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