WWE isn’t going to give Goldberg that retirement match that he wants so very badly, but that won’t stop him from trying to get it elsewhere. The former WCW World Champion is trying hard to arrange that last match for himself, and he’s talking to some people to make that happen.

WWE is very much aware of the fact that Goldberg might go to AEW. The entire pro wrestling landscape is open to him as a free agent.

According to a new report from PW Insider, Goldberg was actually discussing his retirement match over WrestleMania weekend. He wasn’t talking to WWE about the deal, but he did meet with an unnamed international promoter.

WWE Hall of Famer Bill Goldberg did a radio appearance this week, discussing the idea of a four city farewell tour to close out his career after a “handshake agreement” with Vince McMahon hasn’t resulted in a official retirement match. 


PWInsiderElite.com can confirm that over Wrestlemania week in Los Angeles, Goldberg met with at least one international promoter with idea of having a farewell/celebration show in Israel and perhaps other countries.  For all of the talk bouncing around about Goldberg vs. MJF in AEW, we haven’t heard that’s been discussed, but Tony Khan has seemed open to the idea of Goldberg in AEW, but not ROH.

Ringside News exclusively reported that Paul Heyman once pitched a retirement angle for Goldberg in WWE. That was the last idea thrown out for Goldberg, and it obviously didn’t happen.

We’ll have to see if Goldberg can arrange his retirement match like he wants. WWE might not want to give him the exact situation that he wants, and there is a good reason for that. His deal with WWE is up, and now he can discuss that idea with anyone he wishes as a free agent.

What’s your take on Goldberg having another match? Do you think it will do big business to have Goldberg lock up for a retirement event? Sound off in the comments!

Felix Upton

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