Dave Meltzer has confirmed Goldberg’s claim that he did not push to beat Bray Wyatt for the Universal title at Super ShowDown 2020.
So today's story is Goldberg dispelling a rumor he forced his title win over Wyatt. It's like 1) He would never do it; 2) It was explained exactly why it happened in detail at the time it happened.
— Dave Meltzer (@davemeltzerWON) July 16, 2022
The infamous clash between the former WWE star Bray Wyatt and WWE Hall of Famer Goldberg left a sour feeling for the WWE fans back in the day. WWE legend Road Dogg, real name Brian James, shared his thoughts on the matter.
Road Dogg talks about the match
The WWE Hall of Famer defeated “The Fiend” at WWE Super ShowDown in Saudi Arabia to win the Universal Championship for the second time in his career. The booking decision received a lot of backlash from the wrestling fans around the world as The Fiend was one of the most popular characters during that time, while the former WCW world champion was a part-timer.
Speaking on Sportskeeda Wrestling’s The Wrestling Outlaws, Road Dogg stated that being in the ring with Bill was a great opportunity in itself for The Eater of the Worlds:
“I know this will get me a lot of heat from the hardcore wrestling fans, but Goldberg is a big deal. To imagine Bray Wyatt as a formidable opponent for Goldberg, that’s a rub, man. That feels pretty good if I’m Bray [Wyatt], and I bet he got paid.”
The legend went on to add that the loss did hurt The Fiend’s momentum:
“Having said that, you’re correct. Him losing to Seth and then him losing to Goldberg, he was moving downwards quickly. I don’t know I wasn’t up there then, I was at NXT by then so I don’t really remember. What I do remember is a good Randy Orton-Bray Wyatt story.”