AEW has brought in a lot of high-profile signees, and Goldberg was an early name who was part of the company’s rumors before they even announced their existence, but then he inked a new deal with WWE. ROH is now under Tony Khan’s control too, but they obviously don’t have the funds to bring in a name like Goldberg.

Goldberg’s WWE deal expired at the beginning of this year. He’s been without a contract with a pro wrestling company for all this time, and nobody has locked him into an agreement yet.

Tony Khan was asked about Goldberg’s situation during the media scrum after ROH Supercard of Honor. He said that Goldberg in ROH is not going to happen, but the door is still open for AEW.

“Goldberg in Ring of Honor is never going to happen. However, I do think that [Goldberg acquisition] would be interesting for AEW. That is another great example of the differences between AEW and Ring of Honor. AEW has a bigger budget, but I try to take the production values of AEW and use some of the synergies so ROH can leverage AEW’s great production team and assets.”


“But, at the same time, it’s also great for AEW to develop young wrestlers, to have some of the top stars come here [to ROH] and represent that company. At the same time, there are things I would do in AEW that are more expensive. There are things in ROH that are more catered to a hardcore fanbase. I know we can bring in wrestlers that people will be excited to see, but that might not necessarily translate to a huge Neilsen rating. Although ROH has done record live gates and revenue over the past year or so, I don’t want to do something out of character [by bringing in Goldberg].”

Goldberg hasn’t stepped foot in AEW yet, and it doesn’t look like that is going to happen. He is a free agent, but the chances of him ending up with Tony Khan are slim. He only wants to do one more match, in Israel, and he apparently has some interest to get that done.

Only time will tell if AEW ever gets Goldberg to agree to something. Tony Khan has the money, after all, but it would take a truck load to secure the WWE Hall of Famer’s services. After the dust settles, you also have to wonder if it would be worth it for AEW to drop that kind of money on one talent.

What’s your take on Goldberg’s situation? How would he work out in AEW? Sound off in the comments!

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