Back at Super ShowDown 2019, The Undertaker and Goldberg faced off in what is regarded as one of the worst matches in WWE history. Goldberg suffered a concussion early in the match and then almost broke The Undertaker's neck during a botched Jackhammer attempt. The Phenom then brought the match home and pinned Goldberg following a Chokeslam.
The match was almost called off, though, Mike Chioda revealed during an interview with Metro.
"I almost had to call an audible during the Undertaker/Goldberg match at Saudi Arabia," Chioda said. "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, they almost broke their necks. 'Oh my God, let's get this done,' he was so concussed. 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?
"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," Chioda continued. "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. These days are a little bit different because we take concussion protocol a lot more serious - we are taking it much more seriously now, in wrestling."
While Chioda didn't receive any word from the back, he explained he would have stopped the match if The Undertaker had asked him to do so.
"That's it, let it play out. Unless Taker's gonna tell me something. Then I would've done it. That was it. 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," the former WWE referee added.