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Goldberg and Undertaker to clash at Super ShowDown in Saudi Arabia

Dan Owen 14/05/2019
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Super Showdown will take place in Jeddah next month

Goldberg and The Undertaker will meet for the first time ever in Saudi Arabia.

The two will be one of the highlight bouts on the Super ShowDown card in Jeddah on June 7.

Also on the card will be the first 50-man Royal Rumble in WWE history, along with the latest chapter in a long and storied rivalry between Triple H and Randy Orton.

WWE Champion Kofi Kingston, WWE Universal Champion Seth Rollins, Roman Reigns, Braun Strowman, AJ Styles and Brock Lesnar are also scheduled to compete.

Presented by the General Sports Authority, tickets for WWE Super ShowDown at King Abdullah Sports City Stadium in Jeddah will be available this Sunday, May 19 at 7 pm AST via www.sharek.sa. Ticket prices start at 25 SAR.

Additional details on the event’s matches and regional broadcast information will be announced in the coming weeks.

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Roman Reigns, The Undertaker and Goldberg to appear at WWE event in Saudi Arabia

Dan Owen 1/05/2019
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Roman Reigns will be heading to Saudi Arabia

The WWE will return to Saudi Arabia next month with another star-studded line-up.

Roman Reigns, Undertaker, Kofi Kingston, Braun Strowman, Seth Rollins, Goldberg, AJ Styles and Brock Lesnar all all confirmed for the card in Jeddah on June 7.

This will be the third show in Saudi Arabia since the signing of an historic 10-year deal between the WWE and the General Sports Authority.

The event will take place at the King Abdullah Sports City Stadium in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia on Friday, June 7 at 8 pm AST.

Additional details on the event’s matches, ticket availability and pricing, and regional broadcast information, will be announced in the coming weeks.

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Wrestlemania 35: Why Becky Lynch didn't deserve that finish - she should have had so much more

Dan Owen 8/04/2019
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Becky Lynch, AKA the Champ Champ.

Becky Lynch is the Raw Women’s Champion, and the Smackdown Women’s Champion. The first-ever Champ Champ.

This feels good, right?

Of course it does.

Over the course of many months, everything has pointed to this moment, Becky’s crowning glory on the Grandest Stage of them All, in front of more than 80,000 fans at the MetLife Stadium in New Jersey.

However, there’s a horrible, nagging feeling that this isn’t how things should have gone down.

We all wanted the perfect finale to the story of a fighter who has paid her dues, dismissed the naysayers, fought the regime, and finally saw all her dreams come true.

On the face of things, that is exactly what happened.

Becky stood triumphant, gold on each shoulder, after being victorious in her Winner Takes All Triple Threat match with Ronda Rousey and Charlotte Flair.

After everything she has been through, and the groundswell of public opinion backing her, it’s no more than was deserved. But, the manner of the victory cheated her out of an even more special Wrestlemania moment.

A screwy pin finish to hand Ronda Rousey her first defeat and condemn Charlotte to a super-short spell as Smackdown champion was not the finish Lynch deserved.

Whether it was slightly botched or planned – it leaves a slightly deflated feeling now it’s all said and done.

For everything she has done to force this match into the main event, the payoff should have been so much more.

From title wins, losses, Royal Rumble wins, opportunities denied, a broken face, and a wave of popularity rarely seen in recent years – she has literally given blood for the cause.

Wrestlemania was her moment, the culmination of all this effort in one unforgettable highlight reel snapshot.

It may seem like that’s what she got, but I’m not convinced.

Think back to similar storylines from the past.

The Man was likened to Stone Cold Steve Austin countless times throughout the run, and you look back to one of his defining moments against Bret Hart at WrestleMania 13. With blood pouring from his head, Austin was able to summon everything inside him to beat the Hitman in one of the WWE’s most iconic matches. It was the ultimate rub in the face of adversity.

Daniel Bryan is another who springs to mind. He, like Lynch, was never supposed to be the champion. Kept down by the authority, he was destined to be the small guy who would never make the big time. His opportunity came at Wrestlemania 30. Not only would he defeat Randy Orton and Batista in a Triple Threat, but would go on to defeat Triple H on the same night.

Even look on this year’s Mania card at Kofi Kingston. A much shorter build to a similar story. A man overlooked for more than a decade, pushed down by the boss, handed the impossible task to claim the title, yet picks up a clean win over Bryan to provide the perfect conclusion to the story.

The results? The kind of feel-good moments that will live forever in the memory.

For Lynch, it was almost as though the crowd was surprised by the timing of the pin. Their reaction seemed stunted – but did pop when things sunk in.

Rousey questioned the legitimacy of the win. Was her right shoulder up? It will be interesting to see how this plays out on RAW and how the story develops.

From being on the pre-show of last year’s Mania, to the main event of this, Becky’s journey has been must-see, and has made her the face of the company.

This should never have been a moment for conspiracy theories, but we will be stuck with them.

Going over in a Wrestlemania main event is huge, but given everything she has done for the company – it could, and should, have been even more.

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