5 funniest Goldberg botches in WWE
Goldberg recently returned to WWE to challenge Bobby Lashley to a match for the WWE Championship at SummerSlam.
The former Universal Champion came up short when the match was prematurely ended by the referee, which led to Lashley attacking Goldberg’s son. It is now expected to lead to a match between the WWE Champion and the Hall of Famer in Saudi Arabia next month.
Goldberg has traveled to the Middle East before, but the Hall of Famer, now deep into his 50s, has made a series of mistakes that have plagued his career.
The following list looks at five of the funniest botches that Goldberg has been part of in recent memory.
#5. Goldberg botches his own entrance at WWE Super ShowDown
Goldberg has been part of some strange botches throughout the course of his career. The Undertaker’s dream match against Goldberg at Super ShowDown in Saudi Arabia in 2019 appeared to fail from the beginning.
This won’t be the only time this match is mentioned as part of the list, but before Goldberg even made it out of the curtain he was able to botch his entrance.
The WWE Hall of Famer has famously always entered from the back of the arena whilst setting up for his famous entrance, the star banged his head against a door.
The impact from this not only cut Goldberg’s head open but it was later revealed that it gave him a concussion which then led to much of the proceeding match going off-script.
Goldberg has made the same entrance for much of his career and there has never been a mishap on this scale, but he has cut his head on several occasions.
His match against The Undertaker has become one of the most talked-about WWE matches for all the wrong reasons but if Goldberg didn’t suffer a concussion before the match then it could have been very different.
As previously noted, the wheels came off early on and led to both men almost being badly injured a number of times.
#4. Goldberg botches The Jackhammer on Bray Wyatt at WWE Super ShowDown 2020
WWE had the controversial idea to give Goldberg the Universal Championship at the beginning of 2020.
Not only did Goldberg win the Championship in his match against Bray Wyatt at Super ShowDown, but he also became the first person to pin The Fiend, which marked the downfall of his career.
The match itself was the usual Goldberg spectacle, but one moment that stood out to fans was when the star went on to deliver his own finisher.
Goldberg has been delivering The Jackhammer to opponents throughout his career, but when attempting to deliver it to The Fiend it looked very different.
The three-minute squash match ended with what looked like an ordinary suplex rather than the usual Jackhammer that fans have become accustomed to, which is all down to the way that Goldberg set it up.
Goldberg then went on to carry the Universal Championship heading into WrestleMania, where he was originally scheduled to defend against Roman Reigns. Braun Strowman was his last-minute replacement and was able to defeat Goldberg to win his first World Championship.
#3. Goldberg botches his brawl with Rusev on an episode of Monday Night RAW
Goldberg made his return to WWE in 2016 and was pushed into a feud with Brock Lesnar which was centered around the launch of WWE 2K17.
Ahead of his bout with The Beast Incarnate at WWE’s Survivor Series pay-per-view, the company set up a segment on RAW where he could showcase his dominance over Rusev.
The Bulgarian superstar interrupted Goldberg’s promo and what ensued was supposed to show that Goldberg could brush aside an opponent like Rusev with ease, but this wasn’t the case. Ahead of his high-profile match against Brock Lesnar, Goldberg struggled in a brawl with Rusev.
Goldberg went on to deliver a few knees to Rusev before falling to the ground. This led to a scramble before the WWE Hall of Famer was able to get back up and continue the planned spots.
In the end it was Goldberg who came out on top since he was able to deliver a Jackhammer to send a message to Brock Lesnar.
#2. Goldberg botches his promo on RAW ahead of The 2021 WWE Royal Rumble
Goldberg made a surprise return as earlier this year on an episode of Monday Night RAW and went on to challenge Drew McIntyre for the WWE Championship.
The segment between the two stars ended the show and at the time the company was running over their allotted time. This led to Goldberg being sent to the ring early and meant that McIntyre was unable to finish the promo that he had been given that was aimed towards the WWE legends who were on stage.
WWE thought that Goldberg would realize this and adjust his own promo accordingly, but that wasn’t the case. The WWE Hall of Famer still delivered his promo word for word despite the fact that McIntyre hadn’t disrespected any of the legends on stage.
This forced McIntyre to scramble to make some sense of the situation before Goldberg went on to challenge him to a match at The Royal Rumble. It was a match that Goldberg went on to lose.
#1. Goldberg goes head-first into a post at WWE Super ShowDown 2019
The Undertaker vs. Goldberg is one of the most talked-about matches of the WWE Hall of Famer’s career for all the wrong reasons.
It was a contest that The Undertaker asked for and one that was considered to be a dream match, but it didn’t play out that way.
The match was riddled with botches from start to finish. It saw The Undertaker land on his head when he was dropped by Goldberg, as well as the former WCW Superstar knocking himself out when he was thrown headfirst into the ring post.
A series of botches continued from a wobbly Tombstone Piledriver to a failed Chokeslam.
Luckily, neither of the men were seriously injured. The fact that the match continued only led to more botches from both men until The Undertaker finally put the WWE Universe out of their misery when he secured the pin.
Interestingly, Goldberg has since returned to Saudi Arabia, where he became Universal Champion back in February 2020 after he was able to defeat The Fiend.