Goldberg has lifted the lid on his controversial Universal Title match with Bray Wyatt, revealing who really was scheduled to win the match.
Over the course of his Hall of Fame career, Goldberg was involved in his fair-share of controversial matches and moments. Despite this, the star was greeted like a conquering hero when he returned to WWE in 2016.
However, by the time he was due to face ‘The Fiend’ Bray Wyatt at Super ShowDown in February 2020, that good will had started to thin. In fact, by the time the match was over, in the eyes of a section of WWE fans, the star was public enemy number one.
The WCW legend defeated Wyatt and became Universal Champion for a second time, while becoming the the first person to defeat Wyatt since he debuted his ‘Fiend’ persona in mid-2019.
It was later reported that Goldberg had lobbied backstage to get the finish of the match changed so that it would be he who left with the championship gold.
During a recent appearance on SHAK Wrestling, Goldberg finally addressed the claims. Interestingly, the star admitted that the finish of the match was changed, but that he had nothing to do with it.
“Let’s put it this way. I’ve never said anything that wasn’t true in the wrestling business. I’m a talent and I do what the boss tells me to do. I flew to Saudi Arabia knowing that I was gonna lose. Then somehow it changed and the finish was different. And it surely wasn’t me. Because it’s an extremely selfish move, number one, to do. Number two, then truly it wouldn’t be about the business, it would be about myself. And number three, who the hell am I as a part-time guy to come in and demand anything. Truly I mean I’m not,”
He went on to express his desire to speak with Wyatt to set the record straight.
“Vince gave me opportunities that, you know, maybe I didn’t deserve in the past. And I owe that man just about everything. First and foremost, I’ve never said no to put anybody over. Maybe back in WCW I didn’t agree with Jericho over or something like that, if I can remember correctly. Coz I didn’t think it was time for the character to be involved in any comedy.
But not in a million years in that Fiend situation in Saudi would I have done that. No way in hell! And I’d love to get on the phone with Bray and tell him, I’d love to see him face-to-face and make sure there’s not one percent of his being that believes that I changed that match,”
Elsewhere, Goldberg recently revealed that he remains under contract with WWE, despite wrestling the number of matches that his deal requires.
H/t to Sportskeeda for the transcription.