How Undertaker and Goldberg Must Be Booked Leading Up to Saudi Arabia Show

Aaron Bower@@aaronbowerFeatured ColumnistMay 14, 2019

Credit: WWE.com

Goldberg and Undertaker will clash in a WWE ring for the first time in Saudi Arabia on June 7, as part of the company's Super ShowDown event in Jeddah.

Ever since the company recently revealed Goldberg would be making his in-ring return at the show, speculation has been high about not only who he will compete against, but also how seriously the match will be booked in the weeks leading up to the event.

Now fans know the two legends are set to collide, here's how both men should be booked, assuming they're going to have at least a semi-regular presence on WWE TV moving forward.

First things first, it's clear there has to be at least one confrontation between the two men before the show in Jeddah takes place. 

Have Goldberg show up on Raw in a pre-advertised segmentwhich will at least help boost ratingsand insist he's done everything there is to do in the business: except one thing.

He was happily retired and ready to call time on his career, but when it was made apparent to him that Undertaker was in need of an opponent for Saudi Arabia, he couldn't resist the lure of fighting a man he's never previously shared a ring with one-on-one.

Goldberg could then declare if he does what he believes he can do and beats Taker in Saudi Arabia, then he may well consider coming back to WWE on a more semi-permanent basis.

Then the lights drop.

When they come back up, The Deadman is stood behind Goldberg and lays him out with a Tombstone Piledriver. That lights the touchpaper for the feud and sets the momentum rolling for the match itself.

Whether WWE actually forces one or both men to wrestle on an episode of Raw is unlikely. Both are now in their 50s and are almost certain to be saved for the Super ShowDown itself, but that doesn't have to stop them cutting promos on one another.

WWE could even have Taker repeat what he did on the Raw after WrestleMania 35 this year and take down full-time wrestlers to keep his presence on screen fairly regular building up to the event.

His attack on Elias didn't really seem to have much booking direction at the time, but if Taker does it again and reveals he's trying to prove to Goldberg—a man he's never facedhe can take down anyone at any time, then it has some meaning all of a sudden.

Taker can be booked as a veteran who is struggling to come to terms with the fact there are now guys half his age performing on a higher level than him. So his attacks on random wrestlers are being done to show he can still hang with the best in WWE—including Goldberg.

If WWE wants to have Goldberg hit The Deadman with a spear during one of his final promos before Saudi Arabia, that will only further increase the hype for the match.

What's vital in this rivalry is that both Goldberg and Undertaker are exposed on screen as often as possible. For fans outside of Saudi Arabia to care about this match, there has to be at least some semblance of storyline depth to it.

If they just show up without any proper in-ring time, it's going to rank as an afterthought for most fans. Booked properly, with the understanding these are two veterans are desperate to prove they've still got it, the match has a chance of being a hit.