When Big Bill beat Bray Wyatt’s alter-ego for the WWE Universal Championship, the internet nearly exploded.
Once again we had to endure another over the hill, part-timer getting a huge win at the expense of a younger man, just to satisfy the needs of the dubious working relationship between the company and Saudi Arabia.
Or at least, that’s what a vast majority of us thought.
According to Bill Pritchard over on Wrestlezone, for once, Vince McMahon’s lust for money might not have been to blame as it appears the real reason that Goldberg defeated The Fiend was down to him playing politics backstage.
A nameless source- because aren’t they always -has said that the original idea was to have Bray hold on to the belt, but as Goldberg is under the delusion that kids see him as a superhero, he managed to convince the WWE that a loss to the previous unbeaten monster would damage his character beyond repair.
It appears that Wyatt reluctantly agreed to this match change- and you can see how reluctantly by his sandbagging of Goldberg when he tries to hoist him up for the Jackhammer -allowing the 54-year-old egomaniac one last moment of glory.
And there is a very good chance it’s his last moment of glory as well, as Wrestlemania was his last match under his current contract and there seems to be very little interest from the company in doing any more business with a man that claims he wants to help put over young talent, only to change his mind at the last second.