In an interview with TalkSport.com, Triple H talked about the negative reaction to Undertaker vs. Goldberg at Super Showdown in June:
“People can say what they want to say about Saudi Arabia or the match between Undertaker and Goldberg. Listen, my hats off to both of them, it was a bad situation. I can attest to it that it was about 105 degrees and 100 percent humidity at ringside and even Randy [Orton] and I, when we were talking about it afterward, there were moments where I wanted to change gears but I just cannot! It’s humanly impossible in this moment. It was like wrestling in a sauna, it really was.
And there was those moments like when you step out of a sauna and you’re like ‘jeez, I’m lightheaded I might pass out’ – it was so ridiculously hot. And you put pressure on yourself and everything on top of that, so it’s a lot.
It’s a funny thing in our business top, man. No one cuts anybody slack on anything – ever!”
When asked if Twitter and social media reactions made the situation seem worse than it was:
“Of course, yeah, yeah, yeah. It just begets negativity. Sometimes I have to remind myself with social media that as you read it, it’s just all people reacting with passion. Their negativity is because they’re passionate. They love this so much, they’re passionate about it. But it’s the forum and the way it’s said. People will say the worst thing in the world on Twitter and they make it sound like if they walked in the room and you were on fire they would just walk away from you [laughs]. But yet if they saw Goldberg or ‘Taker they would be like in awe and speechless. It’s just the craziest thing.
And the whole time it’s like ‘oh my god, you’ve been an inspiration my entire life’ – really? Because you just crapped all over me on social media as if I wasn’t there. So it’s a weird thing, but it’s today’s world. It’s hard to put into words how they deal with it and what they say. It’s like being isolated, except the whole world can hear everything else. I saw a comedian one time talk about how when you’re a car by yourself, people can do the littlest thing and you will wish them death, you know what I mean? In the most aggressive and violent way possible because you’re by yourself in that world. But if they were in front of you would never say any of those things or do any of it and I don’t know why because of that isolation. Twitter seems like that. You’re all by yourself tweeting away but if that person was there or other people were in the room, it’s different.”