Goldberg recently shared his thoughts about WWE chairman Vince McMahon during an interview on Steven & Captain Evil. While acknowledging McMahon’s role as the “big boss” who makes everything happen, Goldberg expressed a mix of gratitude and frustration.

According to Goldberg, McMahon provided him with a significant opportunity, allowing him to have his wife and son sit in the front row and enabling him to perform again in front of them. For this, Goldberg stated, “I owe him everything.” However, there came a point where things soured.

Goldberg recounted a pivotal moment when he was asked to put Roman Reigns over in Saudi Arabia, despite his struggle with COVID at the time. He revealed a conversation with McMahon, during which he agreed to do it on one condition: that he would receive a retirement match in return.

“I owe him everything, until we went to Saudi Arabia and he asked me to put Roman Reigns over, and I had COVID. I remember calling him from my house and said, ‘Listen, here is the deal. I’ll do it if you give me a retirement match.’ I did what he asked. As a performer, I was 56 years old. As a human being, you’re conscientious about how you look in a bathing suit, especially two months prior to being in that bathing suit, you couldn’t work out because you had COVID. I put myself in a horribly shitty situation to get what I wanted to, but to satiate him and give him what he wanted.”


Goldberg went through with the Saudi Arabia match, even though he was 56 years old and had COVID. He explained that he put himself in a challenging situation to fulfill McMahon’s request.

However, Goldberg’s frustration stemmed from his belief that McMahon failed to uphold his end of the deal. As a result, he bluntly stated, “Vince is a piece of shit as far as I’m concerned.”

Goldberg’s last WWE match took place at Elimination Chamber 2022, where he faced Roman Reigns. Whether he will have an official retirement match in the future remains uncertain.

In addition to his comments about Vince McMahon, Goldberg also revealed that he tried to be part of Sting’s retirement match, adding another layer to his storied wrestling career.

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Steve Carrier

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