Ex-WWE referee on why he wanted to cancel The Undertaker's match



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Ex-WWE referee on why he wanted to cancel The Undertaker's match

WWE fans will surely remember the match between The Undertaker and Goldberg - two authentic icons of Vince McMahon's company in the modern era - staged at the Super Showdown in 2019. Contrary to expectations on the eve, that challenge did not go down in history for the exceptional skills of both the protagonists involved, but for the very high number of 'botch' and scary moments that characterized it.

During the aforementioned meeting in Saudi Arabia, Goldberg suffered a concussion, while the Deadman seriously risked breaking his colo after cashing in an imprecisely performed 'Jackhammer' (to put it mildly). During a recent interview with 'Metro', referee Mike Chioda said he had considered suspending the match due to the critical conditions in which the athletes were in the ring.

Goldberg vs. The Undertaker at WWE Super Showdown

“I almost had to stop the match between The Undertaker and Goldberg in Saudi Arabia. Goldberg had remedied a concussion and - as the minutes passed and the fatigue increased - the risk became greater and greater.

Bill was barely able to finish the challenge, he couldn't take it anymore. Not to mention the suplex collected by Undertaker, he risked breaking his neck in that circumstance. I was hoping someone would tell me to suspend the match, it didn't take a genius to understand that things were not going according to plan.

Both Goldberg and Undertaker are old school wrestlers, so I'm sure they didn't want the match to be interrupted," Chioda analyzed. It is no mystery that the last few years have been very hard for the Gravedigger from a physical point of view.

"Although I have a high pain threshold, my last years in the ring have not been easy," admitted the Phenom in a recent interview. “The older you get, the more difficult it becomes to recover from injuries. You don't heal that quickly and you are often forced to perform without being 100% in condition”.

The Undertaker believes the second person to defeat him at WrestleMania, Roman Reigns, should have beaten him at the event before Brock Lesnar. In Sin Cara’s opinion, nobody on the WWE roster should ever have defeated the WWE icon at WrestleMania.

“I don’t think anybody would’ve been the right person, to be honest, no matter who he was. It could’ve been Brock, could’ve been Roman, whoever. People always would’ve thought nobody was the right person to break the streak. That was the decision that was made, and Brock is in history forever now”.