Goldberg wants a retirement match in a very bad way, but WWE hasn’t booked it for them. That doesn’t mean the idea hasn’t floated around the writers’ room in the past.

We previously reported that Goldberg could be happier about his current in-ring status. He is a free agent, but the WWE Hall of Famer is not very happy that WWE isn’t giving him that match that he wants to wrap up his in-ring career.

Vince McMahon and I had a handshake understanding that, you know, after the Roman Reigns match I would have a proper retirement match. And, you know, that hasn’t come to fruition through them. So, therefore… You know, nobody puts a stamp on my career. Nobody tells me when I’m done, period. When somebody tells me that, you know, I kinda 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, you know, under Roman Reigns, you know, three weeks after I’ve had Covid and agreed to a match.

Ringside News reached out to confirm this story about Goldberg. We were told that nobody in WWE is talking about Goldberg in a creative sense. It was also made very clear to us that WWE is well aware that Goldberg might go to AEW for his retirement match.


We were also told something very interesting about Goldberg’s time in WWE. The last time anyone pitched an angle for Goldberg involved a retirement story that Paul Heyman wanted to do. It seems like that idea was dropped as other things took priority.

The last idea we heard about Goldberg was a Heyman pitch that Vince said he liked about a Goldberg retirement, and it was never discussed once the scandal started getting deep.

Vince McMahon’s hush money scandal pushed the Chairman of the Board out of the company for months. Then he later returned to WWE with a much different set of responsibilities. That being said, Vince McMahon can still book if he wants to, but it seems that Goldberg’s retirement angle isn’t coming up anymore.

Goldberg’s retirement match could draw a lot of attention. We’ve seen other retirement matches, like Ric Flair and The Great Muta, do good business over the past several months. Only time will tell if someone cashes in on Goldberg’s final outing in the ring, but it doesn’t seem like WWE is interested, or they would have made it happen at this point.

What’s your take on Goldberg’s retirement match? Do you think WWE will end up hosting it, or will another company like AEW swoop in to book it? Sound off in the comments section to let us know what should happen!

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