Bill Goldberg’s mark on the wrestling world can’t be denied, and according to the man himself, he’s not quite finished in the ring.
The former Universal Champion last competed at the Elimination Chamber premium live event back in February of 2022, losing to Roman Reigns by referee stoppage in just six minutes. Their match was years in the making as Reigns was supposed to challenge Goldberg for the Universal Championship at WrestleMania in 2020, but instead stepped away from WWE for a number of months due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
Speaking in a new interview with 93.7 The Ticket, Goldberg opened up about his in-ring future, making it clear that he has no plans to let his bout against Reigns be his last.
“I’ll stop the rumor mill right now. The reason why these rumors are out there is because Vince McMahon and I had a handshake understanding that after the Roman Reigns match, I would have a proper retirement match and that hasn’t come to fruition through them and so therefore, nobody puts a stamp on my career, nobody tells me when I’m done, period, end of story.
“And when somebody tells me that, I kind of 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 under Roman Reigns three weeks after I have COVID and agreed to a match.”
“I Do Believe That My Character Deserves A Proper Send-Off” – Bill Goldberg
Continuing, Goldberg revealed his aspirations to promote his own retirement world tour to give his wrestling character the send-off it deserves.
“So, if I go on a world tour and promote it myself, that’s a possibility. Hey, I’m a businessman and I’m fortunately in the position, I firmly believe, to where I can still make it happen. At the end of the day, like I said, I do believe that my character deserves a proper send-off and until that happens, I don’t believe I’m hanging them up. So, anything and everything is an option.
“I’m very much leaning toward promoting it myself and doing a four city world tour. So, let the rumor mill start up after that.”