According to a new report, Goldberg is set for an “imminent” return to WWE and could be competing this month!
Bill Goldberg was last seen in the WWE when he competed against Bobby Lashley at Crown Jewel in October, spearing Bobby Lashley from the stage to the floor. The two had been embroiled in a very personal feud since the previous July when the WWE Hall of Famer returned to challenge Lashely for the WWE Championship at SummerSlam, a match that Lashley won.
After their SummerSlam bout ended via referee stoppage due to a knee injury to Goldberg, his son Gage came into the ring and was the recipient of a Hurt Lock from The Almighty. This attack on his son incensed the Hall of Famer, leading to the Crown Jewel bout in which Goldberg finally got his retribution in non-title action.
While the former Universal Champion hasn’t been a full-time performer since 2004, he has been appearing on a part-time basis for WWE since he shocked Brock Lesnar at Survivor Series in 2016.
According to a new report from Fightful Select, Goldberg is once again making his way back to the WWE and could be looking to regain the title he held from February 2020 until WrestleMania 36.
The report states that the Hall of Famer is set to return “imminently,” and that current plans will see him working at the Elimination Chamber event in Saudi Arabia on February 19th. Figthful Select notes that the latest plans they’d heard were that Goldberg would be taking on Roman Reigns for the Universal Championship, but as creative plans have been changing constantly in the last few weeks, nothing is confirmed.
Reigns was originally supposed to face the then-Universal Champion at WrestleMania 36, but pulled out of the match due to the COVID-19 pandemic, and Goldberg lost the Universal Title to Braun Strowman instead.
The report also states that there is conflicting information about how much longer Goldberg will be with the company as he stated last year that he only has one match left in his contract, but in other interviews has said that he’s signed until 2023. Fightful notes that most of their sources believe he only has one remaining match and his deal will be up after that.
While it remains to be seen how many more matches the WCW legend has in the WWE, he admitted in a recent interview that he feels he’s tarnished his legacy somewhat since making his return at a later age.