Goldberg’s retirement tour seems to be the talk of the pro wrestling business right now, but it might be difficult to pull off without a lot of help. WWE and AEW are not involved with Goldberg’s recent activities, leaving a lot of people to wonder who he will even get to wrestle on those independently booked events.

Ringside News exclusively reported that Goldberg is not a topic of conversation in WWE creative. He is not spoken about internally, and they have no plan for him. In fact, the last creative pitch about Goldberg was made by Paul Heyman, and it was a retirement angle. That was a long time ago.

The Wrestling Observer Newsletter went on to note that AEW isn’t a likely candidate to host Goldberg’s retirement tour, either. Right now, the company is going to apparently start focusing on Sting’s last run in the business instead.

A self-done tour sounds great but between the costs of doing it right and the lack of visibility if it’s not in WWE or AEW, it would end up being a disappointment. My gut is that Tony Khan would love to do it, although the Sting retirement has to be his priority for this year. I’d think Khan would love to feature Goldberg in some fashion anyway, but Goldberg made so much money for so few matches in his WWE deal, reportedly $2 million for each of his Saudi Arabia matches, and for AEW, that kind of money per match simply isn’t cost-effective


Sting’s in-ring career cannot be understated, as he influenced an entire generation of stars after him. Now that he is seemingly wrapping up his time in the ring with AEW, Tony Khan’s company can give him a proper send-off.

WWE let Sting announce his in-ring retirement during his Hall of Fame speech, a decision that might or might not have 100% been the Stinger’s idea. Tony Khan has Sting, and he’s made the most of him, even causing WWE to nix any mention of his name on their programming. Ric Flair also caught heat for mentioning The Icon during the WWE Hall of Fame this year.

What’s your take on Sting’s retirement? Do you think he should wrestle Darby Allin in his last match? Sound off in the comments!

Felix Upton

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