Columnist Rob Pasbani speculates on who Goldberg’s final opponent will be.
In recent weeks, we learned that Bill Goldberg is no longer under contract to WWE and is currently a free agent. Rumors have begun swirling with some hoping Goldberg might be headed to AEW, where they seem to treat legends with the upmost respect.
Goldberg addressed the rumors during a recent interview with 93.7 The Ticket. He said Vince McMahon had promised him a retirement match but never came through, so Goldberg is considering doing his own retirement tour.
“I’ll stop the rumor mill right now.” Goldberg said. “The reason why these rumors are out there is because Vince McMahon and I had a handshake understanding that after the Roman Reigns match, I would have a proper retirement match and that hasn’t come to fruition through them and so therefore, nobody puts a stamp on my career, nobody tells me when I’m done, period, end of story. And when somebody tells me that, I kind of like to fight against it. I like to do things my own way and I go out my own way and I certainly don’t go out under Roman Reigns three weeks after I have COVID and agreed to a match.
“So, if I go on a world tour and promote it myself, that’s a possibility. Hey, I’m a businessman and I’m fortunately in the position, I firmly believe, to where I can still make it happen. At the end of the day, like I said, I do believe that my character deserves a proper send-off and until that happens, I don’t believe I’m hanging them up. So, anything and everything is an option.
“I’m very much leaning toward promoting it myself and doing a four city world tour. So, let the rumor mill start up after that.”
My guess on the cities? Chicago, London, Tel Aviv and maybe something wild like Dubai. I don’t have an immediate idea for a dream opponent for Goldberg who isn’t currently signed to WWE? My first thought is Brian Cage or Keith Lee, but those don’t seem big enough.
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