Goldberg’s Staggering WWE Saudi Arabia Event Salary Revealed

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Bill Goldberg was paid very well to wrestle at several WWE Saudi Arabia events as questions about his wrestling future continue.

It is well known over the last five years that WWE is paid very well to run two events in Saudi Arabia. It has been reported that WWE gets paid about $50 million for each of the two shows as part of an agreement that is expected to last about ten years.

One of the big names that wrestled on multiple WWE Saudi Arabia events is WWE Hall of Famer Bill Goldberg. The latest on the Hall of Famer is that his WWE deal expired, but he has said that he had a handshake deal with WWE’s Executive Chairman Vince McMahon about having a retirment match. He also mentioned going on a “world tour” and promoting it himself, which is a possibility.

Some of the matches that Goldberg had at WWE Saudi Arabia events included showdowns with The Undertaker, which was not a good thing for anybody involved, a pretty good match with Bobby Lashley to end their rivalry and an Elimination Chamber 2022 match against Roman Reigns that was won by The Tribal Chief, of course.

There was also Super ShowDown in February 2020 when Goldberg decimated “The Fiend” Bray Wyatt in just over two minutes to become the WWE Universal Champion. It’s a match that did a lot of damage to The Fiend character with some people saying that he never really recovered from it.

While covering Goldberg’s potential wrestling future, Dave Meltzer of the Wrestling Observer Newsletter mentioned that Goldberg was paid about $2 million for every one of his WWE matches in Saudi Arabia.

“We do know that Gary Roif, a wrestling promoter in Israel, was interested in promoting a Goldberg match in that country. 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.”

Clearly, if the 56-year-old Goldberg wants the kind of money that WWE paid him for big matches then it might be a problem, but if he can settle for less then he may have some more matches elsewhere.