Goldberg's Saudi pay and WWE future; Trish/Summerslam Submitted by Aaron Rift on 08/08/2019 at 09:26 PM
- According to Dave Meltzer of F4WOnline.com, special guests for the WWE events in Saudi Arabia get paid into the seven figures. Meltzer noted that "at least Goldberg got well into seven for the match with Undertaker." Meltzer added that WWE's current plan for Goldberg is to make him like Bruno Sammartino at the end of Sammartino's career where Goldberg will wrestle a couple of grudge matches per year.
- In an interview with The Toronto Sun, Trish Stratus commented on her match at Summerslam against Charlotte Flair:
“As you get older, you decide this is it,” she said. “I don’t need to keep coming back. I’ve had my ride. But this scenario was so special. To face a superstar like Charlotte Flair at this point of my life. In Toronto. At the second biggest pay-per-view of the year (WrestleMania is first). What could be more right? To face the greatest of her generation — and it’s been argued that I was the greatest of my generation — it’s a pretty unique matchup. Everything is aligning for this and with my age — how much longer can I do this or want to do this? This is the perfect time to do it.”
“There’s a lot of buzz about the event, about my match. Personally, I had to dig deep to find my inner-Trish Stratus again,” she admitted. “I had to do that. I’m a mom now. ‘I’m a bad-ass mom,’ I keep telling myself. I had to find that inner fire in me. You think, ‘Can I do it? Am I able to do it?’ I watch the tapes (of training) and I see it coming together. It’s like my brain is two steps behind my body, but then your body surprises you. And you think, ‘Holy smokes, after two kids and all these years, I can still do this.’
“Sometimes I don’t know how I’m doing all of this. Being a mom, running a business, it takes crazy time-management. Now you throw in training and preparing for this. It’s been a lot. But it’s been fun. I feel like I’m doing this for the moms out there. For every mom, maybe, who’s lost themselves. I had to find that bad-ass wrestler inside of me. It took some time to get there.”