Bill Goldberg defeated Dolph Ziggler in singles action this past August at WWE SummerSlam.
The build-up was decent and many had seen the feud coming from a mile away. The story that WWE told apparently revolved around Ziggler’s hunger to take legends down, the primary target being Goldberg. However, there’s more to it than that.
At WWE Super ShowDown 2019, Goldberg had clashed with The Undertaker in a dream match. The performance from both legends was equally horrific – The Myth had concussed himself early on and The Phenom had to carry the entire match on his shoulders.
During a recent interview with Metro, the Hall Of Famer revealed that his match against Ziggler at SummerSlam was solely aimed for washing off the dirt and rebuilding his self-confidence all over again.
“It was very important to nobody but me, OK? People were very critical of me, and I’ll be honest, I never really respond to it – I do care what people think. But when I know the whole deal and everything, it’s like, come on guys. Give me a break – I knocked myself out, dude.”
The Super ShowDown dream booking turned out to be bitter and distasteful – both Goldberg and Taker had to reach deep down to execute even the simplest of grapples. Furthermore, The Myth was so reckless that he almost ended up injuring The Phenom!
“Now let me see you walk down the street – let alone pick up a 320 lbs dude – when you’re knocked out.”
WWE managed to ‘fix’ the situation by quickly booking Goldberg against Ziggler for The Biggest Party Of Summer, thus pleasing the fans and sparing the business in the process.
“I think for me, what the Ziggler match did, was reaffirm my own self-confidence, not for anyone else. But I just needed to go out there and go through the motions, and know, man, just ’cause you stumble once, [it] doesn’t define you.”