It's now been confirmed that Bill Goldberg is no longer under contract with WWE, and is officially a free agent. Could we see the legendary WCW star in All Elite Wrestling?
At 56-years-old, you might assume Goldberg's in-ring days are behind him, but the former WWE Universal Champion did recently reveal that he'd be more than up for at least one more match, and it sounds like there is genuine interest from Tony Khan.
The AEW owner was asked about the possibility of Goldberg showing up in the company while speaking to Adrian Hernandez of The Bet Las Vegas & The Sporting Tribune, and gave a lengthy (somewhat rambling) response.
"I have a lot of respect for Bill. I think Bill Goldberg is a great professional athlete and has had a great career in pro wrestling and is a very nice person. He actually has a lot of ties around the Jacksonville community, his family is from Jacksonville and they’ve done so much great work in the community. There is a great hospital, the Wolfson Children’s Hospital, and Bill is related to the Wolfson family. They have done so much great work in this community and that’s partially how I’ve gotten to know Bill.
He’s a household name in pro wrestling and certainly, that’s interesting to hear that he is a free agent. It’s something to follow and he’s one of the biggest names in wrestling and certainly will be something else to keep an eye on for us. We have so many great wrestlers in AEW and so many exciting things happening in AEW week to week, that it’s always an exciting time. Bill is an exceptionally exciting name and one of the biggest names in the sport. Certainly, it’s a big thing for us to pay attention to. I would take notice of that and it is interesting.”
Long story short - yes, he'd consider it!
Goldberg had a couple of memorable matches when he returned to WWE, but not all of them for positive reasons. We're sure he has at least one more Spear and Jackhammer combo in him, but would he still be the draw he was back in the day? Probably.
Say what you will about the man's ring-work, but he's proven that he's still more than capable of packing out arenas.