It’s safe to say that Bill Goldberg vs. The Undertaker was a disaster in Saudi Arabia back in June. The Deadman took some heat for the match, but he’s been featured on WWE TV and it seems the WWE Universe is moving on. We can’t say the same thing for Goldberg.
There are various rumors circulating that Dolph Ziggler’s mention of Bill Goldberg on SmackDown Live will set up a match between the two at SummerSlam. That would be a surprise because it seems that WWE officials still haven’t forgiven Bill for his role in the embarrassing match with The Undertaker in Saudi Arabia.
WrestlingNews.co is reporting that Ziggler’s shots at the former WCW World Champion are an indication of how the powers that be feel about him. They are also assumed to be a subtle way to take the heat off Undertaker and shift the blame onto Bill’s shoulders.
It’s also rumored that The Undertaker initially took equal blame for the match but WWE officials believe it was Bill’s recklessness that turned the match into a disaster after he became concussed. It would be a surprise if he wrestled again for WWE anytime soon.
The tragedy of the entire situation is that the WWE Universe will remember Goldberg’s last match as a disaster instead of the thrilling retirement match he had against Brock Lesnar at WrestleMania 33. It’s a pity that the WWE Hall of Famer did all of that work to make a comeback in 2016 and 2017 to only have his reputation destroyed so quickly.
The speculation that WWE officials are burying him to spare The Undertaker’s role in the situation is unproven. However, the fact that Goldberg hasn’t been given a chance to redeem himself is a very telling play by the company to distance itself from Goldberg.
Do you believe Bill Goldberg deserves an opportunity to redeem himself?