Bill Goldberg wanted WWE to give him his retirement match because he wasn’t satisfied with how it went down against Roman Reigns. It was recently revealed that the two sides did not agree to new deal. It appears that there’s someone in Jacksonville who’s paying close attention to the big man’s free agent status.

We previously reported that Goldberg and WWE did not agree to a new contract after his deal expired in December 2022. The wrestling icon lost to Roman Reigns at the Elimination Chamber premium live event in what was his last match for the Stamford-based promotion.

AEW President Tony Khan recently sat down with Adrian Hernandez of The Bet Las Vegas & The Sporting Tribune wherein he talked about Goldberg’s free agency status among other things. Khan said he was excited to learn about Goldberg’s status and was paying close attention to the WCW icon’s next move.

“I have a lot of respect for Bill. I think Bill Goldberg is a great professional athlete and has had a great career in pro wrestling and is a very nice person. He actually has a lot of ties around the Jacksonville community, his family is from Jacksonville and they’ve done so much great work in the community. There is a great hospital, the Wolfson Children’s Hospital, and Bill is related to the Wolfson family. They have done so much great work in this community and that’s partially how I’ve gotten to know Bill. He’s a household name in pro wrestling and certainly, that’s interesting to hear that he is a free agent. It’s something to follow and he’s one of the biggest names in wrestling and certainly will be something else to keep an eye on for us. We have so many great wrestlers in AEW and so many exciting things happening in AEW week to week, that it’s always an exciting time. Bill is an exceptionally exciting name and one of the biggest names in the sport. Certainly, it’s a big thing for us to pay attention to. I would take notice of that and it is interesting.”


Tony Khan was reportedly interested in signing Goldberg in 2019, but that didn’t happen. Goldberg still has a lot of drawing power and will undoubtedly bring additional viewers to AEW. It remains to be seen what the future has in store for the former WWE World Heavyweight Champion.

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Manik Aftab

Manik Aftab serves as a news writer at Ringside News. He has covered pro wrestling and sports entertainment for a variety of publications, including Sportskeeda Wrestling, The Sportster, and WrestleZone. Outside of his professional duties, Manik likes to indulge in fiction, thrillers, comics, manga, and anime.

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