The time period “squash match” is utilized in WWE when somebody defeats an opponent in a match which lasts a brief period of time.
For instance, Karrion Kross misplaced a 100-second match in opposition to Jeff Hardy on his WWE main-roster debut on the July 19, 2021 episode of RAW. The final consensus amongst followers after the match was that Kross had been “squashed” on his debut.
The identical phrase was additionally utilized by followers throughout WWE SummerSlam 2021 following Becky Lynch’s return. The Man was accused of “squashing” Bianca Belair after defeating the then-SmackDown Girls’s Champion in a 27-second match.
Whereas some WWE stars have made a profession out of defeating opponents shortly, others have been reluctant to win matches in such a damaging means.
On this article, let’s check out 5 WWE stars who didn’t wish to squash their opponent.
#5 Goldberg didn’t wish to squash Rodney Mack (WWE RAW)
Though his undefeated streak was nowhere close to as spectacular as Goldberg’s, Rodney Mack additionally put collectively a successful run at one stage in his profession.
Mack, who labored for WWE for a mixed three years within the 2000s, represented Teddy Lengthy’s Thuggin’ and Buggin’ Enterprises faction in 2003. He defeated a number of white opponents in White Boy Problem matches earlier than lastly dropping in opposition to Goldberg on the June 23, 2003 episode of WWE RAW.
“It was nice to work with Goldberg,” Mack stated. “Invoice’s a fantastic man, I bear in mind I used to be one of many first guys he met coming by the locker room in WWE. We simply hit it off proper off the bat, but it surely’s very easy to do this since Invoice’s a fantastic man. , he didn’t actually wish to do it [end the streak]…. However I’m like, ‘I’m not in place to decide on that.’”
The squash match started with a brawl at ringside. Goldberg then hit Mack with a Jackhammer contained in the ring earlier than choosing up a fast pinfall victory.