WWE Super ShowDown: Undertaker Defeats Goldberg in Battle of Legends

At WWE Super ShowDown in Saudi Arabia, wrestling legends The Undertaker and Goldberg faced off for the first time, with The Deadman coming out on top. While it certainly would've been preferable if these two titans had gone head to head nearer to the prime of their respective careers, they never really crossed paths much up until now. During the Monday Night War, Undertaker was one of the top players on WWE Raw, while Goldberg was one of the biggest stars of WCW Nitro.

Then, when Goldberg came to WWE after WCW folded, he only stayed around for a year, much of which Taker spent off TV as he transitioned from his biker persona back to his usual quasi-zombie character. By the time Goldberg came back for his brief second WWE stint in late 2016 and early 2017, Undertaker had transitioned into being a special attraction that only wrestles a few times a year, while Goldberg was embroiled in a feud with Brock Lesnar. For whatever reason, it was never meant to be, at least not until the match was signed out of the blue for Super ShowDown, one assumes at the behest of the Saudi government.

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At the ages of 54 and 52, respectively, Undertaker and Goldberg are obviously not the athletes they once were. Still, many fans couldn't help but be intrigued by the thought of what would've once been a dream match finally happening. In the end, Undertaker emerged victorious after a chokeslam. Unfortunately, the match itself will likely go down as one of the worst WWE matches of 2019.

The match between Undertaker and Goldberg started out well enough, with several high impact moves and striking exchanges. Unfortunately, a combination of the two men's ages and the nearly 100 degree heat quickly led both to begin visibly sucking wind. The fact that Goldberg got busted open early on also didn't help matters. By the end of the bout, both men were visibly struggling to hit moves, with Undertaker dropping Goldberg right on his head with a Tombstone Piledriver, and Goldberg nearly breaking Undertaker's neck with a badly botched Jackhammer.

Undertaker hit the chokeslam and pinned Goldberg not long after that, but not before both men entirely botched an attempt at a Tombstone reversal sequence. It's impossible to know for sure, but the finish seemed like an audible either called by the performers or relayed to them via the referee from backstage, as it was sudden, poorly executed, and Undertaker didn't look particularly pleased afterward. As legendary as Goldberg and Undertaker are in the world of WWE, it might just be time for both to hang up the boots and call it a career for good.

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