• Mike Chioda Almost Called Off The Undertaker vs. Goldberg Match
The Undertaker vs. Goldberg match from WWE Super ShowDown 2019 in Saudi Arabia didn’t live up to the fans’ expectations, as Goldberg suffered a concussion early on in the match and that badly affected the rest of the match.
During an interview with Metro UK, Mike Chioda (the referee who officiated that match) talked about almost calling off the match due to Goldberg’s condition.
Below are the highlights from the interview:
On almost calling off The Undertaker vs. Goldberg match:
“I almost had to call an audible during the Undertaker/Goldberg match in Saudi Arabia. It went downhill after Goldberg got gashed open in the turnbuckle, got concussed.
He was badly concussed and he got through the match, but barely. That’s when I was kinda worried because I thought, ‘oh my God!’
After the suplex (Jackhammer), they almost broke their necks. ‘Oh my God, let’s get this done.’
I was waiting to hear back from somebody to say, ‘should I call this match or not because he’s not doing good at all?’”
WATCH: Goldberg Hits The Undertaker With A Jackhammer:
On neither Legend wanting to stop the match in between:
“They just let them go. When you were an old school wrestler, you didn’t care if you were bleeding – you got through the match, whatever it took, you got through it.
You wouldn’t see too many guys just saying, ‘Oh I can’t wrestle no more,’ or ‘I broke my finger,’ or ‘I tore my knee out.’ They still get through the match.”
Chioda said he would’ve stopped the match if Undertaker told him to:
“Taker tells me something, I’m doing it. I don’t care if the office in the back didn’t like it or not! Taker is one of the bosses, that’s for sure.”
WATCH: Goldberg Passes Out After WWE Super ShowDown 2019:
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• ON THIS DAY IN WCW HISTORY (April 22, 1998) – WCW Thunder (Wednesday Episode)
On this day in 1998, Ted Turner’s World Championship Wrestling aired an episode of their weekly TV show ‘WCW Thunder’.
This episode was pre-taped at the Carolina Coliseum in Columbia, South Carolina and featured matches & storyline segments on the road to the ‘WCW Slamboree 1998’ PPV.
The match-card of the show can be found here:
1. WCW World Television Title: Booker T vs. Disco Inferno
2. The Barbarian vs. Prince Iaukea
3. Vicious And Delicious vs. Lex Luger & Rick Steiner
4. Horace Hogan vs. Evan Karagias
5. WCW United States Heavyweight Title: Goldberg vs. Mike Enos
6. Sting vs. Scott Steiner