Post by currentbigthing on Jun 8, 2019 10:23:51 GMT -6
It started out fine, but Goldberg was in a bad way after running himself into the corner. Enough so he wasn't able to help get himself into proper position for that first tombstone, which came before the Jackhammer/accidental brainbuster spot posted above it. I mention that detail because I think getting dropped on his already rung bell made matters even worse for Goldberg, and I think had a lot to do with his having no strength at all thereafter-- not only his obvious difficulty both lifting and balancing during the Jackhammer, but also his inability to hold his own bodyweight during the tombstone reversal sequence and his inability to get any lift at all on the chokeslam finish despite having gotten plenty of lift on an earlier chokeslam only a few minutes prior. The finish looked like when Undertaker chokeslammed Mabel or Kamala back in the day. That little lift.
It sucks because it looked like it was on its way to being at the very least passable before Goldberg speared the post, and even for a short while thereafter. I thought Goldberg looked okay in the immediate aftermath, when all he had to do was lean against the corner and react to Undertaker's punches. It was when he had to run to make that first little comeback that it became clear he'd knocked himself silly. Then, being unable to help as much as he needed to with the tombstone may have exacerbated things much further than is even evident on the tape. And then, on top of all that, it was a hundred degrees in the ring because they decided it was a good idea to run Saudi Arabia in June in an open stadium instead of a dome.