Goldberg vs. The Fiend originally had a different ending than what fans saw two years ago.
On February 27, 2020, WWE legend Goldberg defeated ‘The Fiend’ Bray Wyatt to become the Universal Champion. While some fans were thrilled at the idea of Goldberg heading into WrestleMania 36 as champion, many others felt Goldberg took the spotlight away from Wyatt. Some even suspected that backstage politics played a role in Wyatt losing the title.
Amidst all the backlash, Goldberg defended the title at WrestleMania 36 against Braun Strowman. The Hall of Famer has said in many interviews since the match against Wyatt that he just played his part at the event and wanted to give fans a show. Now, it appears he has taken the time to reiterate what he said before.
While sitting down with Shakiel Mahjouri of CBS Sports, Goldberg again addressed the fan backlash over his win against Wyatt two years ago. The Hall of Famer revealed that he initially was supposed to lose the match, but somehow plans changed.
“Let’s put it this way, okay?” Goldberg said to Mahjouri. “I’m a talent, and I do what the boss tells me to do. I flew to Saudi Arabia knowing that I was gonna lose. Then, somehow, it changed, and the finish was different, and it surely wasn’t me. Because it’s an extremely selfish move… Who the hell am I, as a part-time guy, to come in and demand anything? Truly, I mean I’m not. Vince gave me opportunities that, you know, maybe I didn’t deserve in the past so I owe that man just about everything.”
After losing the Universal Championship to Goldberg, Wyatt would enter a program against his former rival, John Cena. He remained with WWE for one more year before being released on July 31, 2021. Since his release, Wyatt has not wrestled for any promotion.
(h/t – Wrestling Inc)