• Goldberg Says He Was Terrified To Go To Saudi Arabia
During a recent interview on the Pat McAfee Show, WWE Hall Of Famer Goldberg talked about WWE’s relationship with Saudi Arabia.
Goldberg has competed multiple times in Saudi Arabia, with his last visit there being in October 2021.
Here’s what Goldberg had to say about this business relationship:
“As one of the most visible Jewish guys on the planet, I was terrified to go over the first time, I really was.
It was under the auspices of the WWE, so obviously, the security was there. I’ll be perfectly honest – I haven’t gotten a reception like that anywhere around the world that’s much better.
I mean, those people are so appreciative of what we do, the characters that we are, the business that we provide for them, the entertainment we provide.
Let’s be perfectly honest, they’re at the groundbreaking stage of the westernization of that part of the world. We caught a lot of sh*t in the beginning.
Look at all the people who’ve jumped on board right now. Look at all the talent, all the events that they’ve been able to put on, to westernize, evolve, that’s the word I was looking for, no question.
We caught a lot of sh*t in the beginning, I think we should be very proud of the precedent that we set.”
Below are the results of Goldberg’s WWE PPV matches in Saudi Arabia:
– Lost to The Undertaker in the main event of WWE Super ShowDown 2019
– Defeated “The Fiend” Bray Wyatt to win the Universal Championship in the main event of WWE Super ShowDown 2020
– Defeated Bobby Lashley in a No Holds Barred Falls Count Anywhere match in the co-main event of WWE Crown Jewel 2021
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• ON THIS DAY IN WWF HISTORY (December 30, 2001) – WWF Sunday Night HEAT
On this day in 2001, the World Wrestling Federation aired an episode of their weekly TV show ‘WWF Sunday Night HEAT’.
It was broadcasted from the TD Waterhouse Center in Orlando, Florida and featured pre-taped matches, interviews & storyline segments on the road to the ‘WWF Royal Rumble 2002’ PPV.
The match-card can be found right here:
1. Hurricane Helms vs. Test
2. Billy Gunn vs. Albert
3. Big Show vs. The Brooklyn Brawler
4. The APA vs. Crash Holly & Funaki